With less than one month left to enter the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the coordinators—World Photography Organisation—have recently released a selection of the impressive entries so far. Submissions come from photographers all over the world—of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. The judges will award prizes from across 10 different categories, including Landscape and Nature, Street Photography, Portraiture, and even an Enhanced category, where photographers get to show off their editing skills.
2018 marks the 11th year since the competition began, and since then it has helped many of the shortlisted and winning photographers gain global exposure and recognition. One such photographer, Simon Butterworth (UK) said, “It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this achievement to my career, the global coverage was amazing, in fact, interest in my work as a direct result of the awards continues to this day.”
In addition to an amazing career boost, prizes range from $5,000 (USD) for the overall Open competition winner, to $25,000 for the Photographer of the Year. On top of that, all category winners will receive the latest digital imaging gear from Sony and the Professional category winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner in April.
If you’re feeling inspired, you can still enter the competition for free via the World Photography Organisation website, but hurry—entries close during the first week of January.