Photography Competitions

2017 Sony World Photography Awards

Description: Free to enter and open to all photographers, the awards’ are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers. In 2016 the total number of entries received since the first edition in 2007 surpassed 1 million images, reinforcing its position as one of the most respected and influential photography competitions in existence. Each year a total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing untold exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.

Closing Date:  10/January/2017

Contact: Panos Pomonis
Website: https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-

Technicians Make it Happen

Description: Share a photograph of something that a technician will have helped to make happen on either Twitter or Instagram to be in with a chance of winning £1000. Look around you and find something that technicians will have helped to make. Be creative – we’re talking about almost anything you use or see in your daily life, from your face wash and your trainers to architecture, horticulture, festivals, theatre and cars. Post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hastag #techniciansmakeithappen. A winner will be announced every month on social media who will receive £25 Amazon vouchers. An overall winner will win £1000 and career mentorship in 2017.

Closing Date:  14/April/2017

Contact: Kate Ford
Website: http://technicians.org.uk/

London Image Festival

Description: The London Image Festival is an annual photography festival showcasing the best in photography.

Closing Date:  09/October/2017

Contact: G. Willis
Website: http://londonimagefestival.co.uk