Showcase the very best of your photography captured on a Sony Alpha camera and lens for a chance to share in over $30,000 (AUD) worth of Sony digital imaging gear.
About the competition
The Alpha Awards are back once again in 2021 to celebrate the greatest images from across Australia and New Zealand, captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses. The Awards aim to reinvigorate and reconnect photographers across the region, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike, and provide a platform to showcase the very best Alpha Photography work.
In 2021, the categories established for 2020 will remain in place, giving the 11 open categories you see below. Once again, the grand prize winner will be selected from among the total pool of finalists by Scott Gray of the World Photography Organisation.
Students between the ages of 11-18 years, can enter our Youth Competition which offers primary and high school students the opportunity to showcase their photography skills. The Youth Competition lowers the barriers to entry for younger photographers, with relaxed entry criteria and easy submission through Instagram.
Enter Alpha Awards
Go to Youth Competition
The competition commences at 12:00PM AEDT on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 and closes for submissions at 11:59PM AEST on Monday, 31 May 2021. All finalists will be notified by Wednesday, 16 June 2021.
There is over $30,000 worth of Sony camera gear to win!
Grand Prize | Total Prize Value: $10,000
Sony digital imaging gear to the value of $10,000
Category Prize | Total Prize Value: $22,000
Sony digital imaging gear to the value of $2,000 for each category winner
Judging for all categories will be based on aesthetic considerations, including but not limited to the photographer's choice of subject, photographic technique and post-capture treatment. Where possible, images should be entered in the most specific category (i.e. a photo that could go into Landscape or Seascape should be entered into Seascape). Beyond this, category-specific criteria are listed below.
The theme for the 2020 Youth competition is Start. The Youth Competition is run via Instagram; submissions are not accepted through Sony Scene. For full details, visit the Youth Competition page.https://scene.sonyanz.com/competitions/alpha-awards