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© Foley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards

For over a decade, Sony and the WPO have partnered to bring you the largest photography competition on the planet. Ready for your chance to gain global exposure in the annual Sony World Photography book and be featured in a prestigious exhibit at the world-famous Somerset House in London? Submit your entry today.

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© Lily Jiang, USA, Entry, Open, Enhanced, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Join The Competition

Submit your entry to the contest that best suits your style and skill level.


Recognising outstanding bodies of work
(closes January 11, 2019 - 1300 GMT)


Rewarding the world’s best single images
(closes January 4, 2019 - 1300 GMT)


Best single images by photographers aged 12-19
(closes January 4, 2019 - 1300 GMT)


For photography students worldwide
(closes November 30, 2018 - 1300 GMT)


2018 Winners

  • Professional
  • Open
  • Youth
  • Student Focus

Copyright: © Samuel Bolduc, Canada, Student Photographer of the Year, Student Focus

Copyright: © Alys Tomlinson, United Kingdom, Photographer of the Year, 1st Place, Professional, Discovery

Copyright: © Mohd Samsul Mohd Said , Malaysia, 1st Place, Professional, Current Affairs & News

Copyright: © Panos Skordas, Greece, Winner, Open Culture, and Winner, Greece National Award

Copyright: © Megan Johnson, United States of America, Youth Photographer of the Year, Youth, Your Environment

Copyright: © Edgar Martins, Portugal, 1st Place, Professional, Still Life

Copyright: © Andreas Pohl, Germany, Winner, Open, Architecture

Copyright: © Luca Locatelli, Italy, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape

Copyright: © Florian RUIZ, France, 1st Place, Professional, Creative

Copyright: © Mohd Samsul Mohd Said, Malaysia. 1st Place, Professional, Current Affairs & News

© Yuan Peng, China, 1st Place, Professional, Sport, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Browse Winners’ Galleries

See all the winning, shortlisted and commended photos from past competitions.

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Avoriaz, France, © Dylan H Brown

Catch The Traveling Exhibition

Keep up with where you can find the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.

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© Alessio Romenzi, Italy, 1st Place, Professional, Current Affairs & News, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography

Across 180 countries, the WPO elevates the level of conversation around photography by partnering with the best in the industry to celebrate the most brilliant imagery on the planet and bring amazing photographers the exposure they deserve.