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Sony World Photography Awards 2017 Competition

Marking its 10th anniversary, Sony World Photography Awards — the world’s largest photography competition has opened for entries, for 2017.

Open to all photographers, the Awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and short-listed photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

The winner of the Photographer of the Year title is awarded $25,000 (USD)! Other winners are awarded 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 and worldwide media exposure, amongst other benefits.

Hosted by the World Photography Organisation, the Awards are open for work in four main competition categories: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The 2017 edition sees new categories introduced across the all competitions challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries.

Last year, the Awards attracted 230,103 entries from 186 countries!

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 180 countries, their aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.