Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar.

The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

Now in its 13th year, the Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (for a body of work), Open (for a single image), Student (for academic institutions) and Youth (for 12-19 year-olds).

Always free to enter, there is a competition and a category for everyone – from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sport, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture and more.

Esteban Montero, National Award, Winner, Ecuador, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Adam Stevenson, National Award, Winner, Australia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Сергей Савенко, National Award, Winner, Russian Federation, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Abbas Alkhamis, National Award, Winner, Saudi Arabia, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Tran Tuan, National Award, Winner, Viet Nam, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards — Winners’ Galleries

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Sony World Photography Awards

This year saw a record-breaking number of entries with more than 327,000 images entered into the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards four competitions: Professional, Open, Student and Youth.

The 2019 Open Photographer of the Year is awarded to Christy Lee Rogers, from the USA, for her image Harmony.
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Congratulations to Federico Borella, from Italy, for receiving the 2019 Photographer of the Year award for Five Degrees. The series focuses on male suicide in the farming community of Tamil Nadu, Southern India, which is facing its worst drought in 140 years.
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Congratulations to Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccinni, from Italy, for winning the Professional Discovery category with their series Güle Güle.
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Congratulations to Stephan Zirwes, from Germany, for winning the Professional Architecture category with his series Cut Outs – Pools 2018.
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Portraiture – 2019 Professional competition
3rd Place, ‘At the End of the Day’ by Laetitia Vançon
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2019 Sony World Photography Awards | Shortlist

Below are the successful shortlisted images from 2019 Sony World Photography Awards Open and Youth competitions. Winning images from Open competition shortlist will be revealed 26 February, the Youth winner will be selected from the shortlist and announced on 17 April 2019.

Lifeng Chen, China Mainland, ‘A Red River of Faith’
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Hal Gage, United States, ‘Stumps, Alder Lake, Nisqually River, Washington’
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Msaaed Al Gharibah, Kuwait, ‘Arabian Red Fox’
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Lu Quanhou , China Mainland, ‘Converge’
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Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia, ‘Synergy of Humanity’
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Sony World Photography Awards reveal stunning shortlist for 2019 Open and Youth competitions.
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Photographes sans frontière

L’équipe d’Animan vous propose 15 nouvelles images fortes qui ont été sélectionnées pour les Sony World Awards. Un choix qualitatif qui a amené une surprise intéressante avec une variété de photographes de 10 nationalités et traitant de sujets de plus de 11 pays. Les capteurs d’ambiances de ce Portfolio sont donc des Chinois, Américains, Japonais, Canadiens, Birmans, Arabes, Thaïlandais, Singapouriens, Bulgares, Polonais et même des Suisses, démontrant bien que la belle image n’a plus de frontière.

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Photographes sans frontière
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Stunning early highlights from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards

With its spectacular variety of submissions the Sony World Photography Awards never fails to disappoint, and the 2019 competition is shaping up to be the most impressive to date. Alongside announcing a strong professional jury for its 2019 Awards, a selection of the best submissions so far have just been revealed showing an astounding array of images from photographers all over the globe.

Icebergs frozen in the sea ice in Svalbard
(Credit: Marco Gaiotti, Italy, entry, Open, Landscape, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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An aerial of a road which winds its way around the edge of beautiful Lake Bled, Slovenia. The image was captured in the midst of a deep winter freeze that gripped the entirety of Europe
(Credit: Donald Yip, Australia, entry, Open, Travel, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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Dance at the foot of Yulong Mountain
(Credit: Xin Cheng, China, entry, Open, Landscape, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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A young Indian boy during the festival of Holi
(Credit: Christopher Comeso , Philippines, entry, Open, Portraiture, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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A hyena in Jhalana National Park
(Credit: Sohail Inzaman, India, entry, Open, Natural World & Wildlife, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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Shot underwater in Hawaii, this image is part of the photographer’s Muses Colllection
(Credit: Christy Lee Rogers, United States of America, entry, Open, Motion, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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Three women workers painting traditional Myanmar umbrellas
(Credit: Zarni Myo Win, Myanmar, entry, Open, Travel, 2019 Sony World Photography Awards)
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Stunning early highlights from the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
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2018 National Awards Winners

Running across nearly 70 countries, the National Awards program seeks to recognise and reward the best single image taken by a local photographer.

Brendon Cremer, South Africa
Commended, Open Wildlife and Winner, South Africa National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Md. Tofazzal Hossain, Bangladesh
Shortlist, Open Street Photography and Winner, Bangladesh National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Ingrid Vekemans, Winner, Belgium National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Santiago Borja, Winner, Ecuador National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Sai Aung Main, Winner, Myanmar National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia
Shortlist, Open Travel and Winner, Malaysia National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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Chin Boon Leng, Singapore
Commended, Open Travel and Winner, Singapore National Award, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards
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We are delighted to reveal the winners of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards. Browse the various galleries to see the full range of stunning imagery from around the world.
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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist

Sony World Photography Awards
2017 Shortlist

sonywpa03aGrey Matter(s)
Tom Jacobi, Germany
Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03cAfrican Wildlife at Night
Will Burrard-Lucas, UK
Shortlist, Professional, Natural World, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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sonywpa03eFoley Hits, Malaysia, Shortlist, Open Competition, Culture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03fFan Chen, China, Shortlist, Open Competition, Wildlife, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards
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sonywpa03gSpace & City Rules
Dongni, China
Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2017 Sony World Photography Awards

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Sony World Photography Awards | 2017 Shortlist
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