#SonyAlphaPortrait Instagram Photo Contest

Sony α Series Instagram Portrait Photo Contest

Sony Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., through its division company Sony South East Asia is holding an Instagram portrait photo contest for the users of Sony α series cameras.

Take part in this contest by sharing your Portrait photos through Instagram. The contest entry will be valid from photos posted on Instagram from 14 th June to 16 th August 2018.

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

Winning photos selected in Singapore will also be entered for a global contest and global winners will be selected among entries from all over the world.

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

Contest Entry

Step 1 Follow the @Sony.Alpha_photocontest Instagram account Step 2 Post your photos on Instagram with the Entry Hashtags listed below to take part in the contest


Portrait Photography

Tips for Capturing Intriguing Portraits

Discover the Power of Eye AF

Sony α series Eye AF mode* offers immediate, effective eye detection and tracking, even when shooting a moving portrait subject. It focuses on and tracks an eye with great precision and speed, even when a subject is moving, is looking down and away, or is backlit. Not only does Eye AF find the eye to establish focus, but it holds the eye as the camera and subject move and as you shoot at high frame rates. Having the ability to lock onto an eye and hold it like this is a game-changer. What better chance than to use this wonderful function!

*To find out camera models supporting full function of Eye AF, click here.

Eye AF

Entry Hashtags

Post your photos on Instagram with the following hashtags to take part in the contest;

1. #SonyAlphaPortrait
2. #SonyAlphaSG
3. #model name (e.g. #A7RM3, #A6000, #A9)

(i.e. #SonyAlphaPortrait # SonyAlphaSG #A7RM3)

and tag “@sonysingapore” Instagram account.

Entry Info

Contest Period

14th June
16th August 2018

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 16th August, 2018.

Step 2 Contact of Shortlisted Participants

Shortlisted participants will be contacted via Instagram Direct from "@sonysingapore" Instagram account by the end of August 2018 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 Singapore Winners

Winners in Singapore will be contacted by early-September 2018 through "@sonysingapore" 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 announced by mid-October 2018 on both "@Sony.Alpha_photocontest" and “@sonysingapore” 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 Singapore Winners

1st PrizeILCE-7M3K
2nd PrizeILCE-6500M
3rd PrizeILCE-6300

Prizes for Global Winners

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

Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera α9 ILCE-9
Winner’s choice of a lens from the Sony G Master Series lenses listed below;
FE 16-35 mm F2.8 GM SEL1635GM
FE 24-70 mm F2.8 GM SEL2470GM
FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS SEL70200GM
FE 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS SEL100400GM
FE 85 mm F1.4 GM SEL85F14GM
FE 100 mm F2.8 STF GM OSS SEL100F28GM

The Panel of Judges for Global Winner

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Portrait Photographer

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.
He may be known best for portraits of actors, business leaders, politicians, and athletes. For the past 30 years, Brian Smith's iconic portraits of Hollywood's A-List and Fortune's 500 have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Time, People, Forbes, Billboard, Elle and GQ.

Pilar Trigo Bonnin

Pilar Trigo Bonnin

Wedding, Portrait and Fashion Photographer

Pilar Trigo Bonnin is one of Philippines’ most respected and sought-after Wedding, Portrait and Fashion Photographer. She photographed her first wedding 14 years ago and has won many awards for her work. She also won the first Photographer of the Year in 2003 with the association, Wedding and Portrait Photographers of the Philippines.

Joseph Radhik

Joseph Radhik

Wedding Photographer

A globally recognized wedding photographer whose work focuses on the beauty and emotion in every celebration, Joseph Radhik is the first place Winner at the International Photography Awards (New York) 2015, the photographer of the year 2017 from Asian Photography, ranked in the Top 25 wedding photographers of the world by the Wedding Photographer Society 2017, ranked in top 10 most influential photographers in Asia and on the web, TEDx speaker on the importance of self-learning, multiple gold winner at The Great Indian Wedding Awards 2014/2015 and top of the wish list for prospective brides and grooms everywhere.

Nick Dolding

Nick Dolding

Advertising Photographer

Winner of the 2018 Sony World Photography Open competition for portraiture. Nick has been an advertising photographer shooting in London for over 30 years. He started as a second assistant to a brilliant still life photographer in Soho in the early 80's. Four years later, Nick got his first studio shooting mainly still life. He moved away from still life as he wanted to be able to interact with the subject. He believes that building a rapport with the subject gives photographers an extra chance of producing something special. Through his work in advertising, Nick, has been lucky enough to travel extensively and has worked on campaigns for many of the best known brands.

Terms and Conditions

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