The 2023 Sony Alpha Awards have been announced, marking the eighth year of the photo competition showcasing 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.
This year’s prizes will include $50,000 worth of Sony camera gear, 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. All applicants for the Open categories can submit up to five entries through the submissions page, and eligible images must be taken with Sony Digital Imaging cameras (body and lens or integrated camera). Submissions will close on 25th June 2023, and all entries to the Sony Alpha Awards are free via the submissions page.
The categories for this year’s competition represent the diverse range and passions of all Sony photographers, allowing entrants to submit their work across ten categories, including Astrophotography, City/Street, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports, and Wedding. Each category is designed to celebrate the uniqueness and creativity of Sony camera users and their captured moments.
The Alpha Awards continue to showcase the incredible photography talent found across Australia and New Zealand. Last year’s Grand Prize Winner was Caitlin Eafie for her image titled ‘Rainfall in Limbo’. The judges praised her stunning use of colour and composition to create a haunting and dreamlike image that stood out amongst the other entries. “It’s always an incredible experience to see the creative ways in which Sony users capture the world around them. Caitlin’s photograph was particularly impressive in its ability to convey so much emotion in a single image,” said a spokesperson for Sony Alpha.
Sony is encouraging photographers of all levels to enter the competition, with no restrictions on age, experience or location. The competition is designed to inspire creativity and showcase the incredible work being produced by photographers across the region.
“Sony is committed to providing photographers with the tools they need to capture and share their unique perspective of the world. The Sony Alpha Awards are an opportunity for us to celebrate the creativity and passion of our users and showcase the incredible work they are producing,” said a Sony representative.
The winners of the 2023 Sony Alpha Awards will be announced on 15th August 2023.