The 2022 Sony Alpha Awards marks the seventh year of the Photo Competition showcasing the incredible photography captured on Sony cameras and lenses. The Alpha Awards aim to reinvigorate and reconnect photographers across the region, reward professionals and enthusiasts alike, and provide a platform for the greatest photography work captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, across Australia and New Zealand.
Categories continue to represent the diverse range and passions of all Sony photographers, allowing entrants to submit their work across twelve categories, including; Astrophotography, City/Street, Compact Camera, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports, Wedding, and Youth.
$54,000 worth of Sony camera gear will be available to win at the 2022 Alpha Awards – including $4,000 of Sony digital imaging gear per category, and each of the category finalists will be in with the chance to win the overall Grand Prize of Sony digital imaging gear to the value of $10,000.
Jun Yoon, Head of Digital Imaging, Sony Australia and New Zealand comments: “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.”
In addition to the main competition, the standalone Youth competition will run for the fifth time this year, with the theme “Discover”. This competition aims to inspire students from Australia and New Zealand 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.