Sony World Photography Awards announce new jury, prizes and format

Sony World Photography Awards 2021
(Image credit: © Ricardo Teles, Brazil, Winner, Professional, Sport, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards)

Sony has just revealed the acclaimed panel of judges for the Sony World Photography Awards (SWPA) 2022 as well as the prizes up for grabs and brand new exhibition elements. Now in its 16th year, the SWPA will return to Somerset House, London from 14 April - 1 May 2023 for its annual photography exhibition showcasing winning and shortlisted work. 

This year’s competition will launch a brand new $5,000 sustainability prize to recognize the stories of people and organizations who are working to highlight one of the United Nations’ environmental Sustainable Development Goals. Photos can focus on anything from climate change, to ecological technologies and innovations or even a celebration of people who are actively trying to change the world and it’s open to all photographers entering the professional competition.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.