Sony World Photography Awards 2011

Sony 2011 Photo ContestSony World of Photography award 2011 Open Photography Contest

Sony Amateur Contest The Power of Imaging… Enter the world where image is passion.

The Open competition seeks the true amateur – the lover of photography – to enter a single image, capturing that perfect moment.

All ages and levels of expertise are welcomed in this competition where image is everything and imagination is the only necessary ingredient.

Whether your passion is animals, places, people, sport, or travel, you could be the next to win $5,000 and a trip to the next Sony World Photography Awards ceremony and World Photography Festival in London!

Eligibility for Amateur Contest:Open to all,  If You are under 16, You have Your parent’s or legal guardian’s consent to participate in the Competition.

Amateur Prizes:

Winner of the Best overall photograph will receive:

  • Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Open Photographer of The Year”
  • $5,000
  • Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide
  • Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011
  • Sony Gift…and more

Sony Professional Contest Submit your work for the chance to become the next Professional Photographer of the Year and win the coveted prize, L’iris d’Or, along with prize money of $25,000.

The professional is a serious photographer with a true passion for the job – the art of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product.

Submissions must be based on a body of work and contain a minimum of 3 images and a maximum of 10 images.

Within the Professional competition, three distinct sectors within photography are discovered and awarded.  The Commercial, Fine Art and Photojournalism & Documentary genres are all equally recognised and sought after.

The Sony World Photography Awards Professional competition welcomes both published and unpublished work to be entered within each category listed under the three main genres.

Eligibility for Professional Contest: 18+

Professional Prizes

Winner of “L’iris d’Or” – Best overall photograph will receive:

  • Recipient of the title “Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of The Year”
  • $25,000
  • Entry into the “World Photographic Academy”
  • Exhibition showcase of winning image and 25 picture portfolio at the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards
  • Winning image will be exhibited on the Sony World Photography Awards’ website and promoted to creatives worldwide
  • Flights to London, and 2 nights accommodation in a hotel and receive VIP tickets to attend the evening gala awards ceremony, taking place on the 27th of April, 2011
  • Sony Gift…and more

A shortlist of up to ten photographers from each category will be selected and announced in February 2011.

Entry Free: Both the Competition is free to enter.

Copyright: All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by WPO, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only, for a maximum of three years after the awards ceremony on 27th April 2011. You hereby grant WPO a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each Entry throughout the world for three years in all media for any use connected to the promotion of the SWPA event and/or competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting WPO and organised by WPO
(c) inclusion within the Website, a World Photography Awards book, magazine or similar
(d) inclusion within any materials promoting of the Competition and / or any exhibition organised by WPO, in the promotion of the WPO
(e) inclusion on Competition- and exhibition-related products to be sold by the WPO or any third party following the individual agreement by the author
(f) sub-licencing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition
(g) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only.

Any photograph used by WPO shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as WPO uses its reasonable endeavours to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

Entry Start: 28th May 2010
Entry Close: 5 January 2011

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