Sony World Photography Awards 2020

Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards 2020

Sony World Photography Awards 2020

The Sony World Photography Awards is one of the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world. Now in its 13th year, our goal is to showcase the best contemporary photography worldwide.

The Awards are free to enter and open to all levels of photographer, from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals. There is a competition and a category for everyone, from Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

All images are judged by leading industry experts, who come together each year in London to decide the best images. A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers.

With the power to kick-start and shape careers, photographers are provided with an unprecedented stage to showcase their work, powered by a series of tailored global press and media campaigns. Previous winners and shortlisted photographers have gone on to be represented by renowned galleries and institutions, and their work has been featured in major publications around the world.

2020 National Awards

The hugely successful National Awards reaches countries across the world, with the aim to reward local photographic talent. The competition is unique in its size and influence.

An expert panel of judges is tasked with uncovering great photographic talent from each National Awards country, entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards.

National Award winners could receive a variety of prizes, ranging from Sony digital imaging equipment to having their work featured in the annual winners’ book. In addition, a number of the winners are brought to London to attend the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards ceremony.

Each country’s specific prizes may vary.

The following countries are hosting the National Awards from Middle East & Africa. 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia



South Africa

United Arab Emirates

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