Professional, Student, Open and Youth Categories. Deadlines are:

  • Youth competition: Last day of each month from June – December, 2019
  • Student competition: November 29, 2019
  • Open competition / National Awards: January 7, 2020
  • Professional competition: January 11, 2020

New opportunity for young emerging photographers
The new Youth competition will give young photographers aged 12-19 the opportunity to enter up to three single images per month from June – December 2019. Each month will have a different theme and judges will select one winner and a shortlist per month. The seven monthly winners will then compete to be named Youth Photographer of the Year.

2020 SWPA launch release.pdf

The World Photography Organization is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, their aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.