The National Awards program was created by Sony, along with the World Photography Organisation, to identify and support local photographic communities around the world. Over 330,000 images were submitted from 220 territories for Sony’s 2021 World Photography Awards. From that pool, 165,000 qualified for the Open Competition – where National Awards winners were selected.
Sony World Photography Awards competitions are free to enter and winners receive a selection of imaging gear. The Open Competition has 10 categories and single images are presented anonymously for evaluation to a panel of judges. All National Awards winners can be viewed here.