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2021 Sony World Photography Awards | ARTLECTURE
  • 2021 Sony World Photography Awards


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

Recognising outstanding bodies of work

  • Free to enter and open to anyone submitting a series of five to ten images per category
  • Ten diverse categories to enter, including the new Portfolio category for 2021 competition
  • Awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place artists, plus up to ten shortlisted photographers per category
  • One overall winner selected as the Photographer of the Year and recipient of the $25,000 (USD) prize
  • Once you enter the Professional competition you cannot submit work to the Open or Youth competitions
  • Please see 'Rules' below for full image eligibility criteria

  Accepted  2020-08-04 10:32

*This program is subject to change by the Organizer's reasons, so please refer to the website or the Organizer's notice for more information.
All images/words © the artist(s) and organization(s)


  • 2021 Sony World Photography Awards
  • 2021 Sony World Photography Awards
  • 2021 Sony World Photography Awards
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Contacts/Email : // +44 (0) 20 7886 3043..


Contacts/Email : // +44 (0) 20 7886 3043

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