Sony Alpha Animal Portrait Instagram Photo Contest 2019

Sony α Series Instagram Animal (Pets only) Portrait Photo Contest

Sony India Pvt Ltd, is holding an Instagram animal (pets only) portrait photo contest for the users of Sony α series cameras in India.

Take part in this contest by sharing your Portrait photos through Instagram. The contest entry will be valid from photos posted on Instagram from 15th May 2019 till 17th July 2019.

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 post completion of the contest.

Winning photos (3 in numbers) selected in India 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 Sony Imaging Products as Prizes!

Contest Entry

Sony Alpha photocontest Instagram account Sony Alpha photocontest Instagram account 2019


Animal Portrait Photography - Capture the 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 pet’s photos on Instagram with the following hashtags to take part in the contest;

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

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

and follow and tag* “@sonyalphain” Instagram account.

^Putting all the 3 hashtags is mandatory

*following and tagging @sonyalphain is also mandatory

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 "@sonyalphain" Instagram account or via e-mail 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 India Winners

Winners in India will be contacted by mid of August 2019 through "@sonyalphain" 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 the end of September 2019 on both "@Sony.Alpha_photocontest" and “@sonyalphain” 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 India Winners

Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera α7 III with 28-70 mm kit lensILCE-7M3K
(3 winners to be selected)

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 16-35mm 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 F1.4GM SEL24F14GM

Terms and Conditions

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