Sony has crowned the winners of this year’s Alpha Awards, celebrating Australian and New Zealand photographers of all skill levels and imagery captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses.

Now in its fifth year, Sony received over 3,000 submissions, with winners across 12 categories selected by 26 judges. Each category winner received $2,000 worth of Sony gear and the grand prize winner – Oscar Hetherington from Otago, New Zealand – received $10,000 worth of Sony gear.

Sony Australia and New Zealand head of digital imaging, Jun Yoon said it was an honour to showcase the work of the Sony Alpha Award winners.

“Every year we are blown away with the high calibre of work that the Sony photography community produce, and 2020 has been no exception,” he said.

“With this year’s competition welcoming entries from new categories including Compact Camera and Creative, we are excited to recognise and celeberate the talents and passions of all our Sony camera users, no matter their gear of choice. We look forward to seeing what next year has in store.”

Pictured: The winning photograph captured by Oscar Hetherington 

The winners for the 2020 Sony Alpha Awards include:

  • Grand Prize: Oscar Hetherington, NZ
  • Astrophotography: Laurie Winter, NZ
  • City/Street: David Symonds, AU
  • Compact Camera: Gary White, AU
  • Creative: Grant Galbraith, AU
  • Editorial: Ilan Wittenberg, NZ
  • Landscape: Jesse Little, AU
  • Nature: Simon Runting, NZ
  • Portrait: Judi Thies, AU
  • Sport: Scott Barbour, AU
  • Seascape: Karl Dalyell, AU
  • Wedding: Benjamin Lane, NZ
  • Youth: Alex Marshall, NZ