May 15, 2010

Sony World Photography Awards 2011

Entry Start:  28th May 2010
Entry Close:   5th January 2011

The Power of Imaging... Enter the world where image is passion.

The Open competition seeks the true amateur - the lover of photography - to enter a single image, capturing that perfect moment. 

All ages and levels of expertise are welcomed in this competition where image is everything and imagination is the only necessary ingredient.

Whether your passion is animals, places, people, sport, or travel, you could be the next to win $5,000 and a trip to the next Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and World Photography Festival in London!


Winner of the Best overall photograph will receive:
♦  Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year”
♦  $5,000
♦  Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide
♦  Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011
♦  Sony digital SLR camera equipment

Winners of each individual category will receive:
♦  Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards category name Open Photographer of The Year"
♦  Exhibited in the Winner’s Exhibition and published in the Winner’s Book
♦  Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives
♦  Sony digital SLR camera equipment


The Submission and Judging Process:

♦  Step One – Register, for free, and become a proud new member of the World Photography Organisation.
♦  Step Two – Upload your Images into your portfolio
♦  Step Three - Select your best shots
♦  ♦  You may submit up to a total of 3 photographs into the competition for free submitted into any one Open category or spread across multiple categories.
♦  Step Four – Your images will automatically be shown in a live and public gallery for everyone to see
♦  Step Five - Your images will go through various pre-selection rounds by our officially selected 2011 Pre-Selection Committee, iStockphoto. iStockphoto’s Image Inspectors are just as passionate about imagery as we are and are dedicated to quality. 
♦  Step Six - If one of your images are selected to go into the top 100, you will then be judged by the 2011 Honorary Judging Committee – members of the World Photographic Academy.
♦  Step Seven - A shortlist of up to ten amateur photographers per category will be announced in February 2011.
♦  Step Eight - The 10 Category Winners, will be showcased as part of the official 2011 Finalists exhibitions in London, be published in the 2011 winner’s book and be announced to the worldwide press as Sony World Photography Awards Category Winners in March, 2011. 
♦  Step Nine - One grand prize winner will be selected from the 12 category winners by the 2010 Honorary Judging Committee and be awarded The Sony World Photography Awards Amateur Photographer of the Year.
♦  Step Ten – Smile if you have reached Step Ten – you deserve it! Along with all of the above, one lucky winner will also…
♦  ♦  Receive two return flights to London
♦  ♦  Receive two nights’ accommodation in a luxury London hotel
♦  ♦  Receive week-long passes to attend the World Photography Festival featuring screenings, workshops, exhibitions, talks and other events taking place throughout London in April
♦  ♦  Receive VIP tickets to attend the Gala Evening Awards Ceremony 
♦  ♦  And finally… Come on stage to collect their prize of $5,000 and a Sony gift.


♦  This is an international competition.
♦  The competition is free to enter and all images submitted must have been shot in 2010.
♦  Photographers may enter either the Professional or Open competition, it is not possible to enter both.
♦  For details of the rules, please click here.


Register on the official website and submit your entries in the proper competition and category.

This contest is organized by World Photography Organisation.
This is a free contest, which means that you can enter for free and without the need of paying an entry fee.
Winners announcement expected: 27 April 2011.

So, what are you waiting for!


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