The Sony World Photography Awards


The Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards is recognized by the international community as a grand event to assess the issue of photographs and prizes to the winners. It started in 2008, and its purpose was — to support the promotion for the people who have made a contribution to the rapidly evolving culture of photography. Among the participants were honored as representatives of students that are not related to professional activities in the field of photography, the so-called amateur enthusiasts, as well as well-known professional photographers offering their work in a number of previous multiple photographic exposures, such as Professional, Open, Student, Mobile Phone, etc.


  • The event was held at Somerset House in London, the names of winners were recorded in a special book of winners; work provided for display in an online gallery, in the future have a chance to be introduced to the World Photography Collection.

Opinions of participants

The winner of the competition in 2014 was German photographerLudovic Maillard, who won first place in the category of Architecture believes that the photographers who took part in the Sony World Photography Awards, have excellent prospects to work with new clients. And the prizes received by the winners, this feature even more, giving confidence as masters of their work.


The main prize (L’iris D’Or) — the title of Photographer of the Year according to the Sony World Photography


The World Photography Organisation is one of the leading communities in the world of photography, and a victory in its competitions are significant achievement, as informatively supported by many international publications, which proves the seriousness of the organization. Information supporting of activities carried out on several continents, with the covering of such giants asThe Atlantic, Telegraph, UK Washington Post, Mashable and many others.

Awards, as well as $ 25,000. In addition to this, membership in the World Photographic Academy, with accommodation in London, as well as camera Sony with associated equipment.