Deadline: November 30, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: €30,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment, valuable prizes, publication in the book, participation in the exhibition
For photography students worldwide
- Student Photographer of the Year wins €30,000 of Sony digital imaging equipment for their institution
- One overall winner and up to 10 shortlisted photographers
- Free to enter for anyone undertaking a full-time photography program
- Institutions must be registered for their students to take part
- Institutions can register as many students as they wish
- Students answer a set brief with five to 10 images
- The deadline for the Student competition is 30 November 2020
- Shortlisted students answer a second brief taken on Sony digital imaging equipment
The Student competition rewards and showcases the work of the world’s most talented photography students.
Open to academic institutions worldwide, students are challenged to submit a series of five to ten images responding to a particular brief. Ten shortlisted students are then chosen (one from each continent and four judges’ picks)
The ten shortlisted students are each given a Sony camera to shoot a new series of images to answer a second brief. From this work, one overall Student Photographer of the Year is chosen and receives €30,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her institution.
2021 First Brief: Building a better future
For the first brief in the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 Student competition, we’re challenging you to show us a story connected to building a better future. While 2020 has been a challenging year, there are those who are working towards a better future for all. We want you to tell us their stories.
Show us in five (5) to ten (10) images those communities or individuals wanting to create a more desirable, satisfactory and effective tomorrow. Your images can be taken on any device, shot in any style – be black & white or colour – and approached from any angle you feel is best. While creative responses are encouraged, it’s key to stick to the brief.
- Student Photographer of the Year receives €30,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her institution
- 10 shortlisted photographers receive flights and accommodation to the Awards ceremony in London, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in Sony World Photography Awards book