Professionals and amateurs alike compete to be the world’s best photographer.
It is free to enter and claims to be the world's biggest photography competition. They welcome entries from professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.
The awards are divided into five competitions: Professional (judged on a series), Open (single image submission), Youth (photographers under 19), and Mobile (taken with a cell phone).
Each of the competitions are divided into further categories, such as People, Sport, Travel, etc.
Nothing from mobile seems to have been accepted.
Sport, Open, Poland. Marcin Klocck
Marcin Klocck / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards
Sport, Open, Singapore. Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong
Jonathan Yeap Chin Tiong / Via 2015 Sony World Photography Awards