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Impressive Early Entries from the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Travel Photography Contest

Khanh Phan (Vietnam). Entry for Open Competition, Travel.

For thirteen years, Sony and the World Photography Organisation have been giving photographers a platform to share their creativity with the world. As the touring exhibition of the 2019 contest continues across Europe, new entries are pouring for the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards. And now the organization has released some of its stunning early entries as it celebrates the announcement of its world-class jury.

Photographers from around the globe are invited to submit work—for free—across four different competitions. For now, the contest is revealing some of the exciting work entered in the Open competition, which awards exceptional stand-alone images taken in 2019. Photographs can be submitted to ten different categories, which include Landscape, Travel, Creative, Portraiture, and Street Photography.

The 2020 jury is filled with industry experts who will evaluate entries based not only on their quality but their ability to create a visual narrative. Members of the Professional category judging panel include Brent Lewis, Photo Editor for The New York Times; Gwen Lee, director of the Singapore International Photography Festival; and Katie Hollander, director of the Annenberg Space for Photography.

“I hope to be excited by work that is dynamic, challenging and brave in its approach,” shares photographer and producer Mike Trow, who is chairing the Professional jury. “I want to honor photographers fighting for the sophisticated language of imagery, to celebrate those creating work that invites the viewer to stop, engage with and be compelled to discover more about what they are looking at.”

If you’re interested in entering the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards, the Open competition is taking entries until January 7, 2020 at 1:00 pm GMT. See the contest’s website for more details and deadlines on how to enter the Professional, Youth, and Student competitions.

For thirteen years, the Sony World Photography Awards has highlighted global photography talent.

Artistic Black and White Portraiture

Sergio Aparicio OKOBÉ (Spain). Entry for Open Competition, Portraiture.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Robert Bolton (United Kingdom). Entry for Open Competition, Landscape.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Victor Gui (Singapore). Entry for Open Competition, Motion.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Mahmut Serdar Alakus (Turkey). Entry for Open Competition, Portraiture.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Tuan Nguyen Tan (Vietnam). Entry for Open Competition, Travel.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Zarni Myo Win (Myanmar). Entry for Open Competition, Travel.

The 2020 Open Competition awards the best stand-alone photography taken in 2019.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Valentin Malinov (Macedonia). Entry for Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife.

Landscape Photography Contest

Patrick Lau (Singapore). Entry for Open Competition, Landscape.

Street Photography Competition

F. Dilek Uyar (Turkey). Entry for Open Competition, Street Photography.

Creative Photography Contest

Hardijanto Budyman (Indonesia). Entry for Open Competition, Creative.

Wildlife Photography Sony World Photography Awards

Gary Herman (United States). Entry for Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife.

Architectural Photography Contest

Louis-Philippe Provost (Canada). Entry for Open Competition, Architecture.

These stunning early entries show just how tough the competition will be.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Randall Cliff (Australia). Entry for Open Competition, Landscape.

Wildlife Photography Sony World Photography Awards

Tracey Lund (United Kingdom). Entry for Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Maria Ines Gomez (Argentina). Entry for Open Competition, Portraiture.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Alamsyah Rauf (Indonesia). Entry for Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Abbas Valadi (Iran). Entry for Open Competition, Still Life.

Photographers can enter—for free—until January 7, 2020.

Creative Photography Contest

Olga Urbanek (Poland). Entry for Open Competition, Creative.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Charles Boitier (France). Entry for Open Competition, Portraiture.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Slava Sahalinscki (Russia). Entry for Open Competition, Motion.

Wildlife Photography Sony World Photography Awards

Ruben Perez Novo (Spain). Entry for Open Competition, Natural World & Wildlife.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards

Piotr Leczkowski (Poland). Entry for Open Competition, Culture.

Street Photography Competition

Tim Johnston (United Kingdom). Entry for Open Competition, Street Photography.

Wildlife Photography Sony World Photography Awards

Tuan Nguyen Tan (Vietnam). Entry for Open Competition, Street Photography.

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