Sony World Photography Awards search for Kenya’s best photographer

A model tests the Sony HX300 camera during its launch in Nairobi in May 2013

The Sony World Photography Awards – one of the world’s most prestigious photography competitions – together with Sony Middle East and Africa FZE, on Monday launched a new competition to discover Kenya’s best photographer.

The Kenya National Award is new for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards and is open to photographers of all abilities from across the country.  Entries are free via and photographers can enter one of ten categories.

Kenya National Award judges include Documentary Photographer Amunga Eshuchi, Kennedy Gathuru, SOMEA local office representative and Astrid Merget, World Photography Organisation Representative.

The best single image by a Kenyan national from across all categories will receive this special award, which is an amazing opportunity for budding photographers to have their work seen globally and be recognised alongside the world’s leading photographers.

The winner of the Kenya National Award will be announced on 18th March 2014 and will receive the latest Sony camera equipment and together with two runners-up, have his/her work displayed alongside professional photographers from around the globe as part of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition to be held in London from 1st-18th May 2014 and online at

“The Sony World Photography Awards are committed to engaging with and supporting talented photographers from around the globe. It is for this reason that we are thrilled to be able to work closely with Sony’s East Africa office to identify the local photographers that are producing great work and pushing their own creative boundaries, so that we can raise their profile across the globe and provide inspiration to other budding Kenyan photographers,” explains Scott Gray, Managing Director of WPO.

If you would like to submit your photograph:

  • The Kenya National Award is open for entries and will close at 23.59 GMT on Monday 6 January 2014.
  • The Sony World Photography Awards and the Kenya National Award are free to enter.  All images submitted must have been shot in 2013. Full conditions of entry are available at


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