Pushing the Lens

Sony Photo Challenge September


A New 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’re kicking off 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

September's Theme: Strength

Strength can be found anywhere—from a crashing wave, to a personal story of perseverance. This month, we are challenging you to capture an expression of strength through photography.

We have partnered with Alpha Collective member Kathryn Dyer @Kathryn_Dyer, a breast cancer survivor who found strength through photography during her recovery. Watch Kathryn’s video below to find out more about this month’s challenge.

Kathryn will also post her own photographs that evoke different expressions of strength, which will be featured here. 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.