Professional Competition

  • Free to enter
  • Open to anyone submitting a series of 5 to 10 images per category
  • Ten diverse categories to enter
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photographers plus up to 7 shortlisted photographers per category
  • One overall winner receives the Photographer of the Year title
  • Please see ‘Rules’ below for full image eligibility criteria
  • Photographer of the Year is rewarded with a solo presentation of their work as part of the Sony World Photography Awards London exhibition the following year
  • Deadline is January 10 2025 at 13.00 GMT

Open Competition

  • Free to enter and open to anyone submitting single images taken in 2024
  • Enter up to three single images for free
  • Ten diverse categories to enter
  • Awards for category winners plus up to 15 shortlisted photographers per category
  • One overall winner receives the Open Photographer of the Year title
  • Please see ‘Rules’ below for full image eligibility criteria
  • Deadline is 3 January, 2025 at 13.00 GMT

Youth Competition

  • Competition runs from 1 June 2024 to 3 January 2025
  • Photographers can enter up to three images relating to the theme ‘Through Your Eyes’Judges will select a shortlist of up to 10 photographers
  • Shortlist compete for Youth Photographer of the Year title
  • Overall winner receives Youth Photographer of the Year title and Sony digital imaging kit
  • Please see ‘Rules’ below for full image eligibility criteria
  • Deadline for entries is 3 January 2025 at 13:00 (GMT)

Student Competition

  • Free to enter for anyone aged from 18 to 30 years-old undertaking a full-time photography programme.
  • Students answer a set brief with 5 to 10 images
  • Up to 10 shortlisted photographers
  • One overall winner receives the Student Photographer of the Year title
  • Deadline for entries is 29 November 2024 at 13:00 (GMT)

Competitions Timeline

  • Sony World Photography Awards 2025 open 1 June 2024, 13:00 (BST)
  • Student competition closes 29 November 2024, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Youth competition closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Open competition (including National & Regional Awards and Alpha Female Award) closes 3 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)
  • Professional competition (including Latin America Professional Award and Sustainability Prize) closes 10 January 2025, 13:00 (GMT)

Method of Application

For More Information,

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Application Deadline: January 10, 2025 at 13.00 GMT.

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