The Open competition celebrates outstanding standalone images from across the world.
Judges are looking for photographs that are striking, well-crafted and of exceptional quality. Successful images will communicate a visual narrative through excellent technical and creative skills. The Open competition aims to uncover images that show the world around us and to give the opportunity to photographers whose work might otherwise never be seen.
Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Object, Street Photography, and Travel.
Last year the Awards initiated a number of programmes to support photographers worldwide. They are delighted the Alpha Female Award returns to the 2021 Awards.
The Open Photographer of the Year receives $5,000 (USD) and a range of Sony digital imaging equipment. Ten category winners receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment and publications.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE AND AWARDS
To participate in the competition you have to follow the instructions below…