2017 SONY ALPHA AWARDS RUN AND WON
THE LOCALLY-RUN 2017 Sony Alpha Awards received over 1500 entries from both professional and amateur photographers in Australia and New Zealand.
The grand prize winner is John Ford, from Rotorua in New Zealand, who receives $3000 of Sony Alpha camera equipment and the opportunity to embark on a ‘once in a Above: Photograph by John Ford (NZ), Grand Prize Winner in the 2017 Sony Alpha Awards. Below: Photograph by Jack McKee (Australia), winner of the new Youth category in the 2017 Sony Alpha Awards. lifetime’ overseas photography workshop with Sony Global Digital Imaging Ambassador Craig Parry. Craig comments, “The Sony Alpha Awards is a fantastic event to celebrate photographers and their amazing artwork. This year we saw such a high calibre of entries, which made it extremely hard to pick our finalists and winners. In particular, we really enjoyed seeing the entries for our new ‘Youth’ category – it is great to see such passion and enthusiasm for photography at such a young age”.
Winner of the new Youth category was Jack McKee from Grace Lutheran College in Rothwell, Queensland. He collects $2000 worth of Sony Alpha products for himself, but also $15,000 worth of Sony gear for his school.
All the winning entries and finalists’ images can be viewed at www.sony.com.au/alphaawards2017