2017 Sony World Photography Awards now open for entries
The Sony World Photography Awards 2017, which is open now for entries, marks the competition’s 10th anniversary. Annually recognizing the world’s best photography, the competition is open to all photographers. Entering is made easy this year thanks to the newly relaunched website, and it is free for photographers to enter into any of the awards’ four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth, and Student Focus.
This year, new categories have been introduced across all the competitions to challenge photographers to push their creative boundaries. The Professional section features the categories of Architecture, Conceptual, Landscape, Natural World, Portraiture, Still Life, Current Affairs and News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, and Sport. The Open competition features the categories of Architecture, Culture, Enhanced, Motion, Nature, Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel. This year’s Youth segment has the theme of Beauty, and the first challenge for the Student Focus competition is the theme of Memories. The top-10 students will be selected from the entries and will go on to be given a second challenge to determine the winner.
This year’s prizes include the latest Sony digital-imaging equipment, inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London, inclusion in the annual Sony World Photography Awards winners’ book, US$25K for the winner of the Photographer of the Year title, US$5K for the winner of the Open competition, and, in addition, worldwide media exposure, as well as increased recognition.
For more information about this year’s competitions, visit the official website: worldphoto.org.