Photographers worldwide have just one month left to enter the 11th edition of the Sony World Photography Awards.
To mark this deadline, the World Photography Organisation, the creators of the Awards, released a new selection of entries from the Open competition. Submitted by photographers from around the world, the images cover a wide variety of topics, from stunning aerial landscapes to intimate portraits and animals in the wild.
© Chris MacDonald , Canada, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
The internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures on the worldwide photographic calendar, with many of its shortlisted and winning photographers gaining global exposure and recognition.
All entries to the Awards are free at www.worldphoto.org/swpa.
© Matthieu Rivart, France, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Deadlines and Jury
The 2018 judges have been tasked to reward the very best contemporary photography from the past year across the following competitions:
Open - best single image
Youth - photographers aged 12-19, best single image
National Award - best single image taken by a local photographer from 60+ countries
Deadline: January 4, 2018
Professional - best series of works
Deadline: January 11, 2018
The juries are chaired by Mike Trow, Picture Editor, British Vogue (Professional competition) and Zelda Cheatle, Curator (Open, Youth competitions and National Awards).
© Zhayynn James, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
Prizes and exhibition
Prizes include $25,000 (USD) for the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) for the overall Open competition winner. All category winners will receive the latest Sony Digital Imaging equipment and Professional category winners are flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner on Thursday April 19, 2018.
The Awards’ winning and shortlisted images will once again be exhibited at Somerset House, London. Running April 20 – May 6 2018, the exhibition will also include exclusive new works by the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award, to be announced in January 2018. Previous recipients include Martin Parr (2017), RongRong&inri (2016), Elliot Erwitt (2015) and Mary Ellen Mark (2014).
Main snowy owl image: © Milo Angelo Ramella, Italy, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards