The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world. The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of events including the Sony World Photography Awards, the world's leading photography competition, and PHOTOFAIRS, international art fairs dedicated to photography.
The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:
Professional - Recognising outstanding bodies of work
Open - Rewarding exceptional standalone images
Youth - Celebrating the best single images by emerging photographers aged between 12-19 years-old
Student - Providing a platform for photography students worldwide