Pushing the Lens Photo Contest
A Photo Challenge & Contest From Sony
Whether you dabble in photography or you’re an aspiring pro, we want to help expand your creative expression. That’s why we launched our Pushing the Lens photo challenge. We’ll announce different themed contests throughout the year, and ask for your photo submission that best represents what the topic means to you. We want to see your vision, but it isn’t about technical prowess—it’s about the stories you can tell in just one image.
For each theme, we’ll select the top five photos, which we will print and frame for the winners. One Grand Prize winner will also receive a Sony a6500 camera. So grab your Sony camera or phone, and join the challenge.
Here’s how to submit your entry:
- Take a picture with your Sony camera or phone based on the current theme
- Post your picture on Twitter or Instagram using #pushingthelens and #contest
- Follow the @Sony account on the channel where you posted your picture
Current Theme: What Home Means to You
Home is more than just a physical space. Home is a sense of belonging that can be symbolized by people, places, and even feelings. We’re encouraging you to share a glimpse into your world by showing us, in a photograph, what home means to you.
We have partnered with Alpha Collective member Mic-Anthony Hay, a visual storyteller who uses photography to express his lifelong passion for travel and adventure. Mic-Anthony will be sharing his images that best portray his interpretation of home on Instagram @micanthonyhay. At the end of the challenge, he will select the top five photos including one Grand Prize winner.
Mic-Anthony Hay Photo Gallery
See images that evoke the feeling of home for the Alpha Collective photographer.
"Capture the Present" Photo Challenge Winners
In the rush of the holiday season, it’s easy to miss the fleeting moments that are worth acknowledging and appreciating. In December, we challenged you to capture and share those moments – big or small, spontaneous or planned. As part of the challenge, we partnered with Alpha Collective member Paola Franqui, a street photographer who specializes in telling stories of “passing moments that will never happen again.” Paola selected the top 5 entries from the “Capture the Present” challenge. Click through the gallery below to see the Grand Prize winner, four runner-ups, and a short video where Paolo describes how she captures the present.
"Strength" Photo Challenge Winners
Strength can be found anywhere—from a crashing wave, to a personal story of perseverance. In September, we challenged you to capture an expression of strength through photography. As part of that challenge, we partnered with Alpha Collective member Kathryn Dyer, a breast cancer survivor who found strength through photography during her recovery. Kathryn selected the top 5 entries from the “Strength” challenge. Click through the gallery below to see the Grand Prize winner, four runner-ups, as well as some of her own photography on the theme of “Strength.”