The winners have been announced in the 2022 Sony Alpha Awards, which celebrate Australian and New Zealand photographers who shoot with Sony Alpha cameras and lenses.

Grand Prize Winner of the 2022 Sony Alpha Awards, Rainfall in Limbo by Caitlin Eadie. The image was shot using the Alpha 7 III & 55mm f/1.8 z.

This year almost 4,000 images were submitted by professional and amateur photographers across the 12 categories. The winners across each category were carefully selected by our board panel of judges who are all acclaimed for their body of work and experience. The overall Grand Prize winner was judged by Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation. Sony has given away $44,000 AUD worth of Sony camera gear with each category winner receiving AUD $4,000 and the Grand Prize Winner, Caitlin Eadie, taking away AUD $10,000 worth Sony camera gear.

Winning images from several key categories are presented below.

Astrophotography: The Guardian by Laurie Winter.

City / Street: Foggy Station by Fabio Capodivento

Compact: Bommie by Gabrielle Lui.

Broad Appeal by Ian Johnstone.

Glued On by Matt Hrkac.

In Search of Light by Graham Earnshaw.

Portrait: Wonder by Carole Mills Noronha.

Starfish by Jingshu Zhu.

Matteo Berrettini by Scott Barbour.

Edible Confetti by Andrea Stephens.

A gallery of the winning images in each category can be viewed here.