The closing dates for entries to the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, along with the names of the judges for various sections.

Now in its 11th year, the Sony World Photography Awards aims to celebrate the finest contemporary photography from the past 12 months.   All competitions ““ Professional, Open, Youth, Student Focus and National Awards ““ are free to enter at New for 2018, award-winners can also secure a grant to fund future photographic projects form Sony.   Multiple grants of $7,000 (USD) will be awarded to selected winners of the Professional competition and $3,500 (USD) will be given to chosen shortlisted Student Focus photographers to work together on a new photographic commission set by Sony and the World Photography Organisation.

Closing dates for the following competitions are as follows:
.                     December 4, 2017 ““ Student Focus

.                     January 4, 2018 ““ Open, Youth and National Award competitions

.                     January 11, 2018 ““ Professional competition

The shortlist for all competitions of the Awards will be announced on February 27, 2018.   The Open and National Awards winners will be announced March 20, 2018.   The Photographer of the Year and the Professional category winners will be announced April 19, 2018.