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Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open05-Jan-2016
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Award$5,000 USD, flights and accommodation in London
EligibilityPhotographers of all ages and backgrounds
Scholarship provider contact details

World Photography Organisation

World Photography Awards Limited

9 Manchester Square





Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7886 3087

What is Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2016?

Entry Start:01/06/2015

Entry Close:05/01/2016

Aimed at photography enthusiasts, the judges are looking to award the best single shots across 10 diverse categories, from Architecture to Travel.  Full list of categories are below.

In each category judges will award:

  • 1 winner
  • Up to 10 shortlisted photographers
  • Up to 40 commended photographers

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter the Open categories of the world’s biggest photography competition.

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

Terms and Conditions

Prizes and Benefits

All winning and shortlisted photographers will be included in a global press campaign, featured across the WPO website and exhibited at Somerset House, London in April 2016.  

Additional prizes include:

  • Open Photographer of the Year - $5,000 (USD) plus flights and accommodation to awards in London
  • Category winners - Sony product.  Publication in winners’ book.  Exhibition
  • Shortlist - Digital exhibition.  Publication in winners’ book


  • Basic Member - up to 3 photographs for free, submitted into one category or spread across multiple categories
  • Increase your chances by upgrading to Advanced Membership (enter up to 8 images) or Premium Membership (enter up to 20 images).

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