Photography Contest

Sony World Photography Awards 2025 - Student

Sony World Photography Awards 2025 - Student

Deadline |

11/29/24

Theme |

Brief: In the Beginning

Territory |

Worldwide

Eligibility |

Best single images by photographers aged 18-30

Entry Fees |

FREE

Prizes |

Equipment
Free to enter for anyone aged from 18 to 30 years-old undertaking a full-time photography programme*
Students answer a set brief with 5 to 10 images
Up to 10 shortlisted photographers
One overall winner receives the Student Photographer of the Year title
Deadline for entries is 29 November 2024 at 13:00 (GMT)

2025 Brief: In the Beginning
The start of something new can be an exciting prospect and documenting the point in time or space at which something begins has been a popular theme for photography projects throughout time.
For this year’s brief, we’re asking students to show through a series of five to 10 images the first part or earliest stage of something. Be it following a new life, sharing the start of someone’s day, following the preparations and beginning of a particular occasion or celebration, or revealing the promise of new technology, the story, approach and photographic style can be in any genre.
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, photographers must stick to the brief.
If your institution is not registered yet, you can register here. For a list of participating institutions please see here. For information relating to this year’s brief or any other questions please email Panos Pomonis at panagiotis@worldphoto.org
*A programme refers to a formalised photography course/credit/module/foundation which is taught at higher education level, within a diploma / Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts curriculum.

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