Pushing the Lens Photo Contest
Our Photo Challenge From Sony
Whether you dabble in photography or you’re an aspiring pro, we wanted to help expand your creative expression. That’s why we launched our Pushing the Lens photo challenge. Throughout the year, we announced different themed contests, and asked for your photo submission that best represented what the topic means to you. We wanted to see your vision, but it wasn’t about technical prowess—it was about the stories you can tell in just one image
Thanks to everyone who submitted work to Pushing the Lens. We enjoyed seeing all of your creativity. Below, check out the grand prize winners and runners-up for all three challenges.
"What Home Means to You" Photo Challenge Winners
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 encouraged you to share a glimpse into your world by showing us, in a photograph, what home means to you. We partnered with Alpha Collective member Mic-Anthony Hay, a visual storyteller who uses photography to express his lifelong passion for travel and adventure. At the end of the challenge, he selected the top five photos. Click through the gallery below to see the Grand Prize winner, four runner-ups, and a short video where Mic-Anthony describes how he makes images that evoke the feeling of home.
"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.”