I just picked up a new competition on my twitter feed.
Sony is sponsoring a HUGE photo competition for the World Photography Organization.
All competitions are free and you can enter into more than one category.
The Deadline for all of the competitions (except the Student Focus *see below*) is January 4th, 2012
Here are the categories:
Sony World Photography Awards 2012 - Open Competition
Are you an amateur photographer and a keen photography enthusiast, with an eye for capturing that perfect moment? Whatever your photographic passion may be, enter the Open Competition for your chance to win $5,000 and a trip to London to pick up your prize at the Sony World Photography Awards 2012 gala ceremony!
Sony World Photography Awards 2012 - Professional Competition
Are you a serious photographer with a true passion for the job? Do you understand the craft of taking pictures, documenting a story, conceptualising an idea, capturing emotions and evoking a response from those who view the finished product? Submit your best work for the chance to become the next Sony World Photography Awards, Professional Photographer of the Year and win our most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or, along with prize money of $25,000.
Sony World Photography Awards 2012 - Youth Award
We are searching for the next generation of talented young photographers in this new competition, open to anyone under the age of 20 (Tate Award is up to 25 years old). Whether you are studying photography in school or college, or just have a passion for taking photographs of your daily life, enter this competition for the chance to become the first ever Sony World Photography Awards, Youth Award Winner.
Sony World Photography Awards 2012 - Moving Image Award
The Moving Image Award calls for work combining still and moving images with sound, drawing on the distinctive strengths of each form. We want entrants to explore how photography can evolve into new forms of visual narratives using audio, music, video, animation and graphics.
Sony World Photography Awards 2012 - 3D Award
If you are experimenting with 3D photography and video, why not enter our first global 3D photography competition! Anyone can enter this dynamic competition and be a part of this image revolution.
Student Focus 2012 Competition
Calling all photography students! Participate in the 2012 Student Focus competition, for your chance to win Sony camera equipment for yourself and your university, as well as a trip to our World Photography Festival in London. The brief this year is to capture a 'fleeting moment'.
Entry Start: 1st June 2011
Entry Close: 16th December 2011
As you can see the awards are great and it's free to enter so give it a shot and display your best work. It's a competition open to those that like to get creative with graphics, professionals, amateurs, AND students. Get busy and aim for London!