The 2022 Sony Alpha Awards photo competition marks the seventh year of showcasing 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 photography work captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses, across Australia and New Zealand.

Photography work can be submitted across 12 categories, including Astrophotography, City/Street, Compact Camera, Creative, Editorial, Landscape, Nature, Portrait, Seascape, Sports, Wedding, and Youth.

There will be $54,000 worth of Sony camera gear available to win at the 2022 Alpha Awards, including $4,000 of Sony digital imaging gear per category, and each of the category finalists will have the chance to win the overall Grand Prize of Sony digital imaging gear to the value of $10,000.

Sony Australia and New Zealand head of digital imaging, Jun Yoon said, “We are thrilled to bring back the Sony Alpha Awards again in 2022. Last year we received close to 4000 entries, and we eagerly anticipate seeing what the Alpha community creates in 2022.”

Eligible images must be taken with Sony Alpha cameras (body and lens), or a Sony fixed-lens compact camera (compact camera category only). Submissions will close on 20 May 2022.

Photo: Sony Alpha Awards 2021 Grand Prize Winner ‘The Fog’ taken by Matt Beaver.