2020 Sony World Photography Awards shares some of the contest’s most stunning photos so far

Oct 2, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

2020 Sony World Photography Awards shares some of the contest’s most stunning photos so far

Oct 2, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The Sony World Photography Awards is now in its 13th year, and it has become one of the most famous global photography contests. The 2020 competition is ongoing and there are still a few months left to submit your entries. The first of the shortlists will be announced on 4 February 2020, but here’s a sneak peek. Thanks to the World Photography Organisation who stands behind the contest, you can take a look at some of the most stunning entries that have been submitted so far.

The 2019 contest received 327,000 entries from 195 countries and territories. They submitted their photos to Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus competitions, with ten categories under the Professional competition. But this year, the Sony World Photography Awards is seeing some new initiatives.

First, the works of Latin American photographers will be celebrated in a new category, Latin America Professional Award. Then, in conjunction with Sony China, the Awards have also launched the China National Student Photography Award, and you can more learn about it on the contest’s website. Another novelty comes within the Youth competition. Photographers aged 12-19 are now challenged to enter up to three images per month to different themes. And last but not least, a new Environment category has been introduced to the Professional competition. The goal is to put the focus on the growing importance of this topic in both fine art photography and photojournalism.

© Ahnaf Niloy, Bangladesh, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

As I mentioned, the contest is still ongoing and you have a few months left to submit your images. Here are the deadlines:

  • Youth competition: Last day of each month from June – December 2019
  • Student competition: 29 November 2019
  • Open competition / National Awards: 7 January 2020
  • Professional competition: 14 January 2020
© Zarni Myo Win, Myanmar, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

And now, without further ado, I will leave you to more fantastic photos that have been submitted so far to the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards. I had a tough choice selecting a limited number of them, but you can see the weekly picks on the World Photography Organisation’s website.

Lead image credits: © Khanh Phan, Vietnam, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

© Alamsyah Rauf, Indonesia, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
©  Abbas Valadi, Iran, Open competition, Still Life, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Cristina Venedict, Romania, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Constantin Slotty, Germany, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Ciel Veira, United States, Open competition, Still Life, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Arne Jansen, Germany, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Andrea Torrei, Italy, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Ales Krivec, Slovenia, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Martina Biccheri, Italy, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Mahmut Serdar Alakus, Turkey, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Klaus Lenzen, Germany, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Juan Camilo Arias, Colombia, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesia, Open competition, Creative, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Hardijanto Budyman, Indonesia, Open competition, Creative, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Greg Turner, United Kingdom, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Ruben Perez Novo, Spain, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Robert Bolton, United Kingdom, Open competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Rajat Tiwari, India, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Piotr Leczkowski, Poland, Open competition, Culture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Peter Svoboda, Slovakia, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Mauro Fumagalli, Italy, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Martina Dimunova, Czech Republic, Open competition, Portraiture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Slava Sahalinscki, Russian Federation, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Sergey Lexin, Russian Federation, Open competition, Landscape, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Yung-sen Wu, Taiwan Region, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Yung-sen Wu, Taiwan Region, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Victor Gui, Singapore, Open competition, Motion, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Valentin Malinov, North Macedonia, Open competition, Natural World & Wildlife, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Tuan Nguyen Tan, Vietnam, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Tuan Nguyen Tan, Vietnam, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Trung Pham Huy, Vietnam, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Tim Johnston, United Kingdom, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards copy
© Swe Tun, Myanmar, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Sukowisesa Pratyeka, Indonesia, Open competition, Street Photography, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Stephen Wallace, United States, Open competition, Travel, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
© Stefan Krebs, Germany, Open competition, Architecture, 2020 Sony World Photography Awards

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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