#SonyAlphaAnimalPortrait Instagram Photo Contest

Sony Alpha Series Instagram Animal Portrait Photo Contest

Sony Philippines through its division company Sony South East Asia is holding an Instagram animal portrait photo contest for the users of Sony α series cameras.

Take part in this contest by sharing photos of your pet through Instagram. Photos posted on Instagram within the contest period from 15 th May to 17 th July 2019 are qualified as valid entries.

Entries will be judged based on the level of creativity, originality and visual/emotional impact of the image. The winning entries will be announced on Sony group websites and social media channels.

Winning photos selected in Philippines are also qualified to the global contest and global winners will be selected among entries from all over the world.

Submit your photos and get a chance to win fantastic prizes!

Contest Entry

1) Follow the “@Sony.Alpha_photocontest” Instagram account 2) Post your photos on Instagram with Entry Hashtags to take part in the contest


Animal Portrait Photography - Capture Your Pet’s Eye

Discover Sony's Real-time Eye AF for Animals *1 *2

Sony is expanding the eye tracking to animals!  A feature that could be invaluable for wildlife photographers and for all to enjoy taking great animal portraits.
The advanced AI-based subject recognition technology used in Sony's Real-time Eye AF feature has been augmented with a new algorithm that supports animals in addition to humans.
By automatically focusing on your pet's eyes rather than the surrounding environment, Real-time Eye AF for Animals makes it easy to take great animal portraits, with just a half-press of the shutter button.
*To learn more about Real-time Eye AF for Animals click here.

*1 Camera software Ver. 3.0 or later for α7R III / α7 III, Ver. 6.0 or later for α9, and Ver. 2.0 or later for α6400 is required. See details on the Sony support page.
*2 Accurate focus may not be achieved with certain subjects in certain situations.

Eye AF for Animals

Entry Hashtags

Post your photos on Instagram with the following hashtags to take part in the contest (and appreciate if you can share to your Facebook);

*Please post a new post with hashtag during the campaign period.

1. #SonyAlphaAnimalPortrait
2. #SonyalphaPH
3. #model name (e.g. #a7RM3, #a6400, #a9)

(i.e. #SonyAlphaAnimalPortrait # SonyalphaPH #a6400)

and tag “@sonyphinc” Instagram account.

Entry Info

Contest Period

15th May
17th July 2019

Contest Procedures

Step 1 Participation in the Contest

You must read all terms & conditions before entering the contest – by entering the contest you will be deemed to have agreed to the terms & conditions. Follow the steps under Contest Entry to take part before 17th July, 2019.

Step 2 Contact of Shortlisted Participants

Shortlisted participants will be contacted via Instagram Direct from “@sonyphinc” Instagram account by early-August 2019 and will be required to send in their photos with EXIF data intact within the designated period.
*If no response is received within 3 working days of being contacted, the participant is deemed to have withdrawn from the contest.
**Please be informed that only shortlisted participants will be contacted.

Step 3 Announcements of Philippines Winners

Winners in Philippines will be contacted by end of August 2019 through “@sonyphinc” Instagram account. Winning photos may also be shared via "@Sony.Alpha_photocontest" Instagram account and other Sony Group Social Media accounts.

Step 4 Announcement of Global Winners

Global winners will be selected among winning entries from each region, and will be announced by the end of September 2019 on both "@Sony.Alpha_photocontest" and “@sonyphinc” Instagram accounts, and also on Sony group Social Media accounts and websites.

Step 5 Dispatch of Prizes

Both regional winners and global winners will be notified by the same method as in STEP 2, and will be requested to provide their contact details including address to facilitate the dispatch of prizes.

Awards and Prizes

Prizes for Philippines Winners

1st PrizeILCE-7M3
2nd PrizeILCE-6400L
3rd PrizeILCE-6400

Prizes for Global Winners

Winners will be awarded with an Interchangeable-lens Camera α9 and Sony G Master Series lens of their choice.

Interchangeable-lens Camera α9 ILCE-9
Winner’s choice of a lens from the Sony G Master Series lenses listed below;
FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM SEL1635GM
FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM
FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS SEL100400GM
FE 135mm F1.8 GM SEL135F18GM
FE 24mm F1.4 GM SEL24F14GM

Terms and Conditions:

Please refer to the below link for the contest Terms & Conditions.