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Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Exhibition

The Sony World Photography Awards are a photography competition supported by Sony and first held in 2007, with the aim of contributing to the development of photographic culture.

The Awards consist of four competitions: Professional (10 categories), Open (10 categories), Youth (ages 12 to 19, responding to a monthly brief) and Student (responding to two briefs), and provides platforms catered to every stage and genre of photography. In addition, the Awards recognise a person or a group of people that have made a significant impact on the medium of photography through the Outstanding Contribution to Photography, as well as local photographic talents from around the globe through the National & Regional Awards. All images entered into the Open competition are automatically considered for the National & Regional Awards. To contribute to the further development of photographic culture, the Sony Grant programme provides financial support to selected winners from the Professional and Student competitions to advance their careers.

Winners receive a prize package that includes a cash reward and the latest Sony digital imaging equipment as well as opportunities such as inclusion in international exhibitions and in the Sony World Photography Awards book, and media exposure on a worldwide level.

Over 345,000 images from 203 countries and regions were submitted to the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. This exhibition presents the shortlisted entries from the Professional competition.

■The Sony World Photography Awards 2021 are open for entries. Deadlines for submission across the Awardsʼ four competitions are:

Professional competition:
January 14, 2021 13:00 GMT (22:00 JST)
Open competition:
January 7, 2021 13:00 GMT (22:00 JST)
Youth competition:
Last day of each month from July to December 2020
Student competition:
November 30, 2020 13:00 GMT (22:00 JST)

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Sony World Photography Awards 2020 Exhibition

■Part 1 Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 19
Open, Youth, Student Competition, Japan National Award
■Part 2 Saturday, June 20 to Monday, June 29
Professional Competition (1)
■Part 3 Tuesday, June 30 to Thursday, July 9
Professional Competition (2)

Statements of Works for Part 4

The above statement is in PDF format, therefore you will need Adobe Reader to view it.

Where to view works:
Visit the website (English) of the World Photography Organization.

[Part 4] Professional Competition

[Part 3] Professional Competition

[Part 2] Professional Competition

* [Part 1] Click each category name below to see the web page of each category.

[Part 1] Open Competition

  • Tom Oldham - Portraiture, Open Photographer of the Year
  • Rosaria Sabrina Pantano - Architecture
  • Antoine Veling - Culture
  • Craig McGowan - Landscape
  • Alec Connah - Motion
  • Suxing Zhang - Creative
  • Guofei Li - Natural World & Wildlife
  • Pokiru Sawamaru - Portraiture
  • Jorge Reynal - Still Life
  • Santiago Mesa - Street Photography
  • Adrian Guerin - Travel

[Part 1] Youth Competition

  • Jason Chen - Landscape
  • Dita Suci Putri Rahmawati - Environment
  • Bruce Bai - Nature & Wildlife
  • Ram Kaushalyan - Travel
  • Kolton Almany - Portraiture
  • Hsien-Pang Hsieh - Street Photography, Youth Photographer of the Year
  • Liam Moynihan - Open Call

[Part 1] Student Competition

[Part 1] Japan National Award