News: 2017 Sony World Photography Awards – Open for Entries

The Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition, has opened for entries on 01 June 2016.

Created in 2007, the SWPA is into its 10th year of being an open platform for creative, talented photographers from all around the globe, to showcase their work, be recognized and a chance to be awarded for their amazing works.


In addition to the Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, the hunt is also on to find Singapore’s best photographer in the Singapore National award.

Photographers are welcome to enter their work for free into any of the awards’ four competitions: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus via The newly re-launched website gives a greater visual platform to the awards’ photographers and makes the entry process simpler than before.

Entries to the Singapore National Award will be taken from those with Singaporean nationality entering any of the ten Open categories.

The 2017 edition also sees new categories introduced across the all competitions aimed at challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries. (Do refer to link at the end of post, for more information)


The Sony World Photography Awards offer a wide range of benefits for its winning photographers, including:

· The latest Sony digital imaging equipment
· Inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition in London
· Inclusion in the annual Sony World Photography Awards winners book
· USD$25,000 for the winner of the Photographer of the Year title
· USD$5,000 for the winner of the Open competition
· Worldwide media exposure and increased recognition

The 2017 Sony World Photography Awards shortlist will be announced on 28 February 2017, Open and National Awards winners will be revealed on 28 March 2017, and the overall winners will be announced on 20 April 2017. This includes an exhibition at Somerset House, London, running from 21 April to 7 May 2017.

For more information, please visit Sony World Photography Awards.


Do submit your entries / work, for a chance to compete while learning from works from other photographers from all over the globe.

Best of luck and creativity! 🙂