Adriano Neves in running for Sony World Photography prize

Adriano Neves in running for Sony World Photography prize

A Portuguese photographer is among 270 photographers from 60 different countries in the running for a Sony World Photography prize.

Adriano Neves is the only Portuguese national on the list and is a finalist in the Open Travel category for non-professionals thanks to an early-morning snap taken during a trip to Chilean Patagonia.

The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.

The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.

Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work.  The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.


The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders.

The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.

The shortlists were revealed yesterday and the winners of the various categories will be announced throughout March and April.

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