Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Competition 2014

Deadline: January 9, 2014

Are you a serious photographer with a true passion for the job? Do you understand the craft of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualizing an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product?

Enter your best work for the chance to become the next Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year. Win the most coveted L’Iris d’Or prize along with a cash prize of $25,000 in London, April 2014.


  • Submissions must be based on a body of work.
  • Photographs submitted in to a category must be from the same body of work and will be judged as such.
  • Images entered in to the Professional Competition must have been completed or first published in 2013.
  • Basic, Advanced and Premium Members can enter a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 images into each category. You may enter as many categories as you wish; however you cannot enter the same series or images into more than one category. You may highlight a single “signature image” from each series.


  • Architecture
  • Arts and Culture
  • Campaign
  • Contemporary issues
  • Current Affairs
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Nature and Wildlife
  • People
  • Portraiture
  • Sport
  • Still Life
  • Travel

Please note once you enter this competition you will not be able to enter the Open Competition or Youth Award.

For more information, click here.