Closing date for Sony Profoto Awards extended

Professional photographers and photography students now have until 31 December to enter for the Profoto Awards, sponsored by Sony Alpha. The Professional Photographers of Southern Africa (PPSA), in collaboration with Sony, have had such overwhelming response for this competition that they have extended the closing date for entries by two weeks.

The Profoto Awards has attracted the largest number of participants since its inception, which fully justifies its reputation as the most prestigious and influential photographic competition on the continent.

The Sony Profoto Awards is the only competition for professional photographers in Southern Africa. According to Pieter de Ras, President of the PPSA, photographers in SA don’t have a platform where they can judge their abilities. “It is only when you participate in such a competition that you can really judge the standard of your work and how it compares with that of other professional photographers within the industry”, says De Ras.

Professional photographers who would like to enter the Sony Profoto Awards can do so by visiting

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