Sony World Photography Awards open for entries
Submissions for the 13th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards are now open.
The 2019 Awards saw 327,000 entries from 195 countries, and the 2020 Awards are marked by the introduction of an Environment category to its Professional competition, recognising the importance of the subject for contemporary artists, and a new format for the Youth competition, to engage and reward young photographers.
The Professional competition seeks serious bodies of work across ten categories by artists working across fine art photography and photojournalism, and rewards those pushing the boundaries of what photography can do. The new Environment category will challenge artists to address environmental concerns affecting the world today.
The new Youth competition will give young photographers aged 12-19 the opportunity to enter up to three single images per month from June - December 2019. Each month will have a different theme and judges will select one winner and a shortlist per month. The seven monthly winners will then compete to be named Youth Photographer of the Year.
In addition to the Professional and Youth competitions, the 2020 Awards includes the Open competition, rewarding outstanding single images across ten categories and the Student competition, for photography students worldwide.
The Awards are judged anonymously, giving all photographers across the world equal opportunity to be seen by juries of industry leading experts and win.
A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers, with many also being flown to London to attend the annual awards ceremony.
You can find out more details about the competitions and categories here.