Sony Alpha Awards open for entries

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The seventh edition of the Sony Alpha Awards are open for entries, with photographers in Australia and New Zealand being invited to enter to stake their claim in $54,000 worth of Sony camera gear.

For 2022 the competition has 12 categories, including; Astrophotography, City/Street, Compact Camera, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports, Wedding, and Youth. 

2021 Sony Alpha Awards Grand prize winner, Matt Beaver, The Fog.
2021 Sony Alpha Awards Grand prize winner, Matt Beaver, The Fog.

Last year the competition received close to 4000 entries.

In addition to the main competition, the standalone Youth competition, open to students aged 11-18, will run for a fifth time this year, with the theme “Discover”. 

To enter, applicants can submit photos captured on any device, whether that’s a camera, tablet or smartphone, then upload to Instagram using the hashtag #AlphaAwardsYouth22. Entrants have a chance win out of a prize pool valued at over $5,800, which includes a range of Sony Alpha camera gear. 

All applicants for the Open categories can submit up to five photos through the Alpha Awards competition page. Eligible images must be taken with Sony Alpha cameras (body and lens), or a Sony fixed-lens Compact Camera (Compact Camera category only). Submissions will close on 20 May, 2022.

All entries to the Sony Alpha Awards are free via the Alpha Awards competition page (for the Open categories). You can see the previous winners of the competition here. 

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