Application deadline: Friday 11 January 2019.
The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world’s most outstanding bodies of work. At the pinnacle of the competition is the title of “Photographer of the Year”, one of the most distinguished and highly regarded awards in photography.
The overall winner is chosen each year by the expert jury from among the first place winners of the ten Professional categories: Architecture, Brief, Creative, Discovery, Documentary, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, and Sport.
The past winners of the “Photographer of the Year” title are: Vanessa Winship (2008), David Zimmerman (2009), Tommaso Ausili (2010), Alejandro Chaskielberg (2011), Mitch Dobrowner (2012), Andrea Gjestvang (2013), Sara Naomi Lewkowicz (2014), John Moore (2015), Ashgar Khamseh (2016), Frederick Buyckx (2017) and Alys Tomlinson (2018).
- Photographer of the Year – $25,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
- Category winners – Flights & accommodation to awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
- 2nd / 3rd place – Awards ceremony ticket / Publication in winners’ book / Included in the annual exhibition at Somerset House, London
- Shortlist – Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London
Open Call | Sony World Photography Awards 2019 – Professional Category