About the Competition

Are you an aspiring young photographer looking to showcase your talent?

Sony is searching for Australia and New Zealand's most skilled young photographers and we're inviting you to share your best photos with us on Instagram for the chance to win some incredible prizes and the opportunity to take part in a unique and exciting photography challenge!

If you’re between the ages of 11 and 18 years, simply post your photo on Instagram inspired by the theme Speed and use the hashtag #AlphaAwardsYouth19 to enter. You can enter as many photos as you like.

You could win up to $6,600 AUD in prizes, including a range of Sony Alpha camera gear and an all-inclusive trip to the Alpha Awards ceremony in Sydney!

So grab your camera, smartphone or tablet today and start snapping for your chance to WIN!

How to Enter

Step 1 Competition Entry

1

Follow the @sonyaustralia Instagram account

2

Post your photo/s on Instagram and tag @sonyaustralia

3

Use the hashtag #AlphaAwardsYouth19 to take part in the competition.
Make sure your Instagram account is public so we can see your tagged photo/s.

Step 2 Shortlist Selection

Shortlisted entrants will be contacted directly by @sonyaustralia via Instagram direct message from Thursday 5 September, 2019. This will be followed by a phone call and/or email to the entrants’ parent or guardian.

Step 3 Announcement of Finalists

Two finalists will be announced on Monday 9 September, 2019, via the @sonyaustralia and @sonynz Instagram accounts.

Step 4 Sydney Challenge

The two selected finalists will go head to head in an exciting photography challenge held in Sydney to determine the winner of the Alpha Awards Youth Photo Competition 2019!

Finalists and their parent or guardian will fly to Sydney on Wednesday 25 September, 2019 to take part in a short Alpha camera workshop followed by a unique challenge. They will have two hours to take their best photo using a Sony Alpha camera and submit this for judging so a winner can be selected.

Step 5 Alpha Awards 2019

Finalists and their parent or guardian will be invited to stay in Sydney to attend the Alpha Awards 2019 ceremony for the announcement of the winner of the Alpha Awards Youth Photo Competition 2019!

Prizes

Finalists

All-inclusive trip to Sydney

Includes flights, accommodation, travel and food expenses for the finalist and their parent or guardian, plus two tickets to the Alpha Awards 2019.

Valued at $2,000 AUD

Youth Category Winner

Sony Alpha Camera Gear

Choose from a range of Sony digital imaging gear.

Valued at $2,000 AUD

Key Dates

Competition Entries Entries can be submitted between Thursday 27 June, 2019 and Saturday 31 August, 2019.
Shortlist Shortlisted entrants and their parents/guardians will be notified between Thursday 5 September and Friday 6 September 2019.
Finalists Two finalists will be announced on Monday 9 September, 2019, via the @sonyaustralia and @sonynz Instagram accounts.
Sydney Challenge The photography challenge for finalists will take place on Wednesday 25 September, 2019.
Alpha Awards The winner will be announced at the Alpha Awards 2019 ceremony on Thursday 26 September, 2019.

Terms and Conditions

Please refer to the link below for the complete competition Terms & Conditions.

View Terms & Conditions

Contact

If you have any questions about the competition, please send an email to digitalimaging.SANZ@sony.com for assistance.

Image featured above was shot by Keeley Watson | Youth Category Winner, Alpha Awards Photo Competition 2018