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A Chance to Win €30,000 at the Sony World Photography Awards for Students

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A Chance to Win €30,000 at the Sony World Photography Awards for Students

Sony World Photography Award invites photography students from all around the world  to participate in the 2019 students photography competition.  Open to academic institutions worldwide, students are challenged to submit a series of three to five images responding to a particular brief. Ten shortlisted students are then chosen (one from each continent and four judges’ picks) and are flown to London to take part in exciting portfolios and photography masterclasses. 

2019 Brief: Invisible lines

The world we live in is structured around a variety of invisible lines. This could be in a natural environment (ie oceans, mountains, forests), in our society (ie gender, wealth, race), or intellectually. Photographers should show the judges the stories of people fighting against that and trying to break the invisible lines that most intrigues them in a positive way.  


  • Student Photographer of the Year receives €30,000 worth of Sony digital imaging equipment for his or her institution and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London.
  • 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 and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London.


  • The Competition is open to all students of photography from World Photography Organisation’s selected Universities. All Entrants must be aged between 18 and 30 years of age at the time of Competition’s deadline. All entries must confirm, on application, their acceptance of the rules of the Competition and these Terms and Conditions. Entries must be submitted by 13.00 GMT on  November 29, 2019. By entering the Competition, each Entrant agrees and acknowledges that World Photography Organisation is permitted to receive his/her registration data. All personal information will be used by World Photography Organisation in accordance with its privacy policy.
  • Students are required to submit three (3) - five (5) images responding to a brief. To enter, institutions must be registered and photographer must give his images to his tutor. Tutors to submit images to
  • Entries:
    • All entries to be uploaded by tutors by November 29, 2019.
    •  Images from all participating universities will then be judged by the selected World Photography Organisation judging panel to choose ten (10) universities that will win their place in the final. The selected images will be announced after being deemed suitable by the World Photography Organisation after February 1, 2020.
    • The ten (10) winning universities (1 student and 1 tutor from each university) to be chosen from participating universities will be notified by email and will receive return flights to London (economy class) and hotel accommodation for  2 nights in April 2020.
    • The decision of the World Photography Organisation is final and no negotiation will be entered into.
    • The World Photography Organisation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the competition's requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
18 -30
Both gender

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Undergraduate Students
Partial funding
Opportunity Coverage
Travel costs, Accommodation
Opportunity will take place in
Online Courses
Required Documents

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Art and Design
Educational Level
High School Diploma, Bachelor, Master
Required Languages
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