The 2022 Sony Alpha Awards is now in its seventh year of the Photo Competition showcasing excellence in photography captured on Sony cameras and lenses. The Alpha Awards helps reconnect photographers across the region, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike, and gives them a platform for photography work captured across Australia and New Zealand.
Categories include Astrophotography, City/Street, Compact Camera, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports, Wedding, and Youth.
“We are thrilled to bring back the Sony Alpha Awards again in 2022. Last year we received close to 4000 entries and we eagerly anticipate seeing what the Alpha community creates in 2022,” says Jun Yoon, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to the main competition, there is the Youth competition with the theme “Discover” which aims to inspire students aged 11 to 18 to showcase their photography skills. To enter, applicants can submit photos captured on any device, whether that’s a camera, tablet or smartphone, then upload to Instagram using the hashtag #AlphaAwardsYouth22.
Entrants in the Youth competition have a chance to win out of a prize pool valued at over $5,800, which includes a range of Sony Alpha camera gear. For further details on the Youth competition, please visit the Youth Competition page.
All applicants for the Open categories can submit up to five photos through the Alpha Awards competition page. Eligible images must be taken with Sony Alpha cameras (body and lens), or a Sony fixed-lens Compact Camera (Compact Camera category only). Submissions will close on 20 May, 2022.