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

See full rules here

Current Theme: Capture the Present

In the rush of the season, it’s easy to miss the fleeting moments that are worth acknowledging and appreciating. We are challenging you to capture and share those moments – big or small, spontaneous or planned.

We have partnered with Alpha Collective member Paola Franqui, a street photographer who specializes in telling stories of “passing moments that will never happen again.” Paola will be sharing her images that represent the Capture the Present theme on Instagram @monaris_. At the end of the challenge, she will select the top five photos including one Grand Prize winner.

Kathryn Dyer On How She Shows Strength Through Photography

Our interview with the Alpha Collective member.