Honor the next generation photographers with Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2019

Last Modified: 26 May 2024

The Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2019 is one of the most prestigious and famous competitions which celebrates the diverse nature of photography at a global stage. Once again the 12th edition of the Sony World Photography organizes a contest and works to endorse the talent of picture making worldwide. With the aid of this contest, photographers are provided with a unique stage to showcase their work.

All the endowed photographers are invited to kick-start their career and shape their inventions in the field of contemporary photography. The competition is powered by the series of tailored global press and covered by media campaigns around the world. It’s an open opportunity for the goal-oriented people to showcase their work and best photography skills worldwide. The main objective to run this cosmopolitan competition is to honor the next generation photographers and motivate them to nurture their skills.

Sony World Photography Professional Competition: Quick Overview

Deadline 11 Jan 2019
Class / Course Photography
Scholarship Type Skill Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount USD 25,000 for Photographer of the Year, and other awards
Age Limit 18 Years
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Religion All
State All
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The most celebrated photography competition around the world once again opens their entry for the world-class photography contest. Winners will get a chance to represent their work in front of major publications around the globe. The last date to register your entry is 11 January 2019. All entrants for the photography contest must be over 18 years of age. For the contest, students can participate individually or in a group.

More about the Scholarship:

All the participants will perform in front of the world’s champion photographers and the event will take place in the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Open Air Theater in Yunnan province of China. The Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2019 offers a different category for everyone to click their best shots. Participants are advised to choose one of the following categories for the contest:

  • Architecture
  • Documentary
  • Landscape
  • Natural World & Wildlife
  • Culture
  • Creative
  • Motion
  • Portraiture
  • Street and Still Life photography

Highlights of the Completion:

  • Application for Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2019 is free for all.
  • Candidates are advised to capture an image which represents a story of the picture.
  • The winner will get multiple awards.
  • Foster professional photographers to shape their career.

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Important Dates


Deadline for the registration process

11th January 2019


Categories of photography

There are 10 categories for students to capture their creativity: Architecture, Brief, Creative, Discovery, Documentary, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, and Sport.


Entry Fees

Entry is free for the young promising artists

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Details of the Award:

Professional Competition- The winner of the contest will receive a variable reward as follows:

Photographer of the Year

The winner will receive a cash price of USD 25,000 / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in the exhibition at Somerset House, London.


Category winners

Flights & accommodation to the awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in an exhibition at Somerset House, London.



Publication in winners’ book / Included in the exhibition at Somerset House, London.



Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London.

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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aspiring students of above 18 years of age are eligible to apply for the competition.
  • It’s a global competition, so students are invited from all over the world to participate.

Steps to Apply:

  1. Click here to apply online for the competition.
  2. Hit the ‘Register’ tab and enter all the required details like name, country, nationality, email Id and password.
  3. Now, Log in with your registered email id and password.
  4. Filled all the required details and upload your photographs for the competition.
  5. At last, submit your entry and waiting for the results.  

Note: Applicants can participate individually or in a group of maximum 4 to 5 members.

Selection Procedure:

Winner will be selected on the basis of his/her creative thinking and talent.

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Students are required to submit 3 to 5 images which tell a complete story of the moment.
  2. The decision of the World Photography Organization panel is final and no one has a right to challenge the decision.
  3. Applicants must provide their original work.
  4. Entries containing any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content are not entertained for the contest.
  5. The entry does not contain any of the following issues: copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity.
  6. Winners name will be published online on the official website of the Sony World Photography contest.
  7. All Entrants should submit their photography work in a high-resolution image suitable for printing in media.