Sony World Photography Award 2017- for Professionals (Global) (Download PDF)


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Sony World Photography Award 2016-17 is the world’s largest and one of the most respected photography awards for free today.



local photographers who possess the hidden talent are free to submit either their best single shots or series of work.

  • The annual awards gala ceremony takes place in London followed by an exhibition of the winners and shortlisted, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

The Competitions: There will be 5 competitions that will be conducted under Sony Photography Awards.

  • Professional
  • Youth
  • Open
  • Student Focus
  • National Award

Online Presence and Engagement: In 2014, there were over 526,000 articles about the Sony World Photography Awards and its photographers along with a coverage that was seen in 170 countries.

  • All the 45 category finalists will be offered a chance to be part of Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition to be held in London. Their names will also be published in the winner’s book and announced to the worldwide press
  • All 45 category Finalists will also participate in International Sony World Photography Awards winner’s exhibitions. They can also be represented by the World Photography Collection, showcased on the World Photography Organisation website.

Photographer of the Year-Awards

  • Title of “Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year”
  • Cash Prize of $25000
  • Membership to the “World Photography Academy”
  • The image of the winner will be showcased in the London exhibition and the


  • Winner will get International exposure on the WPO website
  • Global media coverage
  • Flights to London, 2 nights’ accommodation in a hotel and VIP tickets to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, April 2017.
  • Digital SLR camera equipment from Sony

Conducted by: World Photography Organisation (WPO)

Eligibility: Above 18 years

Last date for Application: Jan 10, 2017

- Published/Last Modified on: January 3, 2017

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