Thirteen photographers from Australia and New Zealand have been announced as winners in the 2020 Sony Alpha Awards.

 ‘Back Wash’, winner of the Grand Prize in the 2020 Sony Alpha Awards.. (© Oscar Hetherington.)

New Zealand photographer, Oscar Hetherington, was named as the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Sony Alpha Awards for an image titled, ‘Back Wash’, shown above. This different angle on the sea was captures with an Alpha 7 III camera and FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens. Other category winners were as follows:
– Astrophotography: Laurie Winter, NZ
–  City/Street: David Symonds, AU
– Compact Camera: Gary White, AU
–  Creative: Grant Galbraith, AU
–  Editorial: Ilan Wittenberg, NZ
– Landscape: Jesse Little, AU
– Nature: Simon Runting, NZ
– Portrait: Judi Thies, AU
– Sport: Scott Barbour, AU
– Seascape: Karl Dalyell, AU
– Wedding: Benjamin Lane, NZ
– Youth: Alex Marshall, NZ

In this fifth year of the awards, more than 3000 images were submitted by professional and amateur photographers. The winners across each category were carefully selected by ​26 judges who are all ​acclaimed for their body of work and experience across the 12 categories. Additionally, Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation, judged the overall Grand Prize winner. Each category winner received AUD $2,000 worth of Sony gear and the Grand Prize Winner, Oscar Hetherington from Otago, New Zealand, took away AUD $10,000 worth Sony camera gear.  Click here to view the Sony Alpha Awards Gallery.