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Shutterbugs, rejoice! Check out how a photograph could win you a trip to London

Ever fancy yourself snapping the dreamy lanes of London while getting recognized for your skills? Your prowess in photography could win you a chance to do so.

A ten-year long partnership between Sony and the World Photography Organisation is bringing an amazing opportunity for professionals and amateurs alike to showcase their talent of capturing the essence of everything stunning in a photograph.

The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter for various categories including – youth awards, an open competition and a professional competition.

Apart from getting flight and accommodation in London and a chance to be a part of their global press campaign, the winners will also benefit from the blooming online existence of World Photography Organisation, and may get a chance to receive an Exhibition at Somerset House, London, a possibility to be included in international exhibitions, presence in the annual Sony World Photography Awards book and a prospect to work with Sony and various other partners on diverse projects.

Eager to give it a shot? Read on to know which category you are eligible for and how to apply.

Sony World Photography Youth Award 2018

For all budding photographers aged between 12 to 19 years, Sony World Photography Youth Award 2018 is looking for a photograph around the theme 'Your Environment' that would stand out among all the submissions. You need to focus on good composition, let your creativity run wild, and, of course, click a clear photograph. There will be 1 winner, up to 40 shortlisted photographers and up to 40 commended photographers at the end of the contest.

Who can participate? Photography enthusiasts between 12 to 19 years of age

What will the winners get? Flights, accommodation and presence at a global press campaign in London

Last date to apply: 4 Jan 2018

Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2018

Sony is giving you a chance to kick-start your photography career by winning the prestigious title of ‘Photographer of the Year’ with Sony World Photography Professional Competition 2018. Showcase your expertise in the field of photography by submitting a photograph taken by you within any of these categories – architecture, contemporary issues, creative, current affairs & new, landscape, natural world & wildlife, portraiture, discovery, still life and sport.

Who can participate? Photography enthusiasts and professionals above 18 years of age

What will the winners get? $25000, flight tickets, accommodation and presence at a global press campaign in London

Last date to apply: 11 Jan 2018

Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2018

As the name suggests, Sony World Photography Awards Open Competition 2018 is an open competition for photography enthusiasts of all experience levels, age and backgrounds. The categories are as wide as the eligibility; choose between architecture, culture, enhanced, motion, nature, wildlife, portraits, still life, street photography and travel. One winner will be announced for each category, along with up to 10 shortlisted photographers and up to 40 commended photographers.

Who can participate? People of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels

What will the winners get? $5,000, Sony digital imaging equipment, and flights and accommodation in London

Last date to apply: 4 Jan 2018

There is something for everyone at Sony World Photography Awards. We are trying our luck too. So, get clicking, get submitting. Hope to see you in London!

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