Are you ready for the 2009 PROFOTO Awards?

Sony News Release

26 September 2009

The time has come again for you to show off your creative photographic talents and perhaps walk off with an award in the process!

Entries for the PROFOTO Awards presented by the Professional Photographers of Southern Africa (PPSA) and sponsored by Sony α (pronounced Alpha), officially open on 9 October.

The PROFOTO Awards is a showcase of the best images of Southern Africa’s renowned and undiscovered professional photographers and photography students. Students enrolled in photography courses are invited to enter their best work before the end of January 2010.

All entries will be judged by a panel of experts, which will comprise photographers who have a vast knowledge of the various fields of photography; picture editors, graphic designers, gallery experts and also various luminaries within the photographic industry.

Last year’s PROFOTO Awards were a tremendous success and internationaljudges were most impressed with the creativity and photographic standard across all categories.

The winners will be announced at a black tie awards ceremony in Johannesburg in April 2010.  These images will also be promoted in leading print publications, as well as on the internet.

Photography students who would like to enter the PROFOTO Awards can do so by visiting