New Images Released to Mark One Month until Deadline of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

With just one month to go for photographers to enter the 11th Sony World Photography Awards, a selection of image entries have been released from the Open competition to mark this deadline. They have been submitted by photographers from around the world covering a wide variety of topics.

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading competitions, and prizes include $25,000 (USD) for Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) for the overall open competition winner. All category winners will receive the Sony Digital equipment, and Professional category winners are flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner on Thursday April 19, 2018.

New Images Released to Mark One Month until Deadline of 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Vincent Chen, China
Sung Lok Cheung, Hong Kong



Haryadi Bakri, Indonesia

(ASIA PACIFIC, 6 December 2017) – 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, today releases 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 shots to intimate portraits and animals in the wild.  

The Sony World Photography Awards are widely recognised as one of the world’s leading photography competitions, with many of its shortlisted and winning photographers gaining global exposure and recognition. Past shortlisted photographer Simon Butterworth said, "It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this achievement to my career, the global coverage was amazing, in fact, interest in my work as a direct result of the awards continues to this day." All entries to the Awards are free at  www.worldphoto.org/swpa.

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).  Full details about the 2018 jury can be found at www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photographyawards/2018-judges  

Key dates

The shortlist for all competitions of the Awards will be announced on February 28, 2018.  The Open and National Awards winners will be announced March 20, 2018.  The Photographer of the Year and the Professional category winners will be announced April 19, 2018.

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).

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).
In addition, the winners of the Singapore National Award will receive the following prizes:
       1st Prize: α7R II, SEL2470Z and trip to Award Ceremony in London
       2nd Prize: A6500 and SEL1670Z
       3rd Prize: RX100 V
● The winning image will be published in the annual Sony World Photography Awards’ winners book 

The winner of the Singapore National Award will have their image: 
       Displayed digitally alongside winning and shortlisted photographers from around the globe as part of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition held in London in April-May 2018 
       Showcased online at www.worldphoto.org


Images from the Open submissions can be downloaded at https://press.worldphoto.org

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