Sony announces the 2022 Alpha Award winners

The winners of the seventh annual Sony Alpha Awards have just been revealed. The competition celebrates images captured on Sony Alpha cameras and lenses by photographers from Australia and New Zealand.

Almost 4,000 images were submitted across the 12 categories by professional and amateur photographers. A total of $54,000 worth of Sony gear was up for grabs with each category winner receiving $4,000 in Sony gear. The 2022 Grand Prize Winner, Caitlin Eafie, receives $10,000 worth Sony camera gear.  Her image was shot using the Alpha 7 III & 55mm f/1.8 z, and was selected by Scott Gray, CEO of the World Photography Organisation.

Grand Prize Winner, Caitlin Eafie, Rainfall in Limbo.
Grand Prize Winner. © Caitlin Eadie, Rainfall in Limbo.

Jun Yoon, Head of Sony Digital Imaging ANZ said: It is always a delight to get a glimpse into the creative minds of Alpha shooters and explore their curiosity of the world through the power of their photos. A huge congratulations and thank you to all entrants, finalists & winners. Your craft continues to inspire us.”

Category winners


Astrophotography category, Laurie Winter, The Guardian.
© Laurie Winter, The Guardian.

City / Street

City / Street category, Fabio Capodivento, Foggy Station.
  © Fabio Capodivento, Foggy Station.


Compact category, Gabrielle Lui, Bommie.
© Gabrielle Lui, Bommie.


Creative category, Ian Johnstone, Broad Appeal.
  © Ian Johnstone, Broad Appeal.


Editorial category, Matt Hrkac, Glued On.
© Matt Hrkac, Glued On.


Landscape category, Graham Earnshaw, In Search of Light.
  © Graham Earnshaw, In Search of Light.


Nature category, Paula Vigus, Gliophorus Lilacipes.
Nature category, Paula Vigus, Gliophorus Lilacipes.


Portrait category, Carole Mills Noronha, Wonder.
© Carole Mills Noronha, Wonder.


Seascape category, Jingshu Zhu, Starfish.
© Jingshu Zhu, Starfish.


Sport category, Scott Barbour, Matteo Berrettini.
©  Scott Barbour, Matteo Berrettini.


Wedding category, Andrea Stephens, Edible Confetti.
©  Andrea Stephens, Edible Confetti.



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