Sony World Photography Awards 2022

July 13, 2021

Deadline:  January 14, 2022

The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 15th year, it aims to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals.

The four main competitions are:

Professional: 10 categories judged upon a body of work (5-10 images)
Open: best single images across 10 categories
Youth: young photographers aged 12-19 responding to a brief with a single image
Student: for anyone undertaking a full-time photography course

Each of these has a different deadline:

• Professional competition: 14 January 2022
• Open competition: 7 January 2022
• Youth competition: 31 December 2021
• Student competition: 30 November 2021

There is no entry fee.


Open to professional, amateur, youth and student photographers from across the world.


As well as offering an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career, the Awards offers 30,000 USD in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

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