Amateur Photographer (AP) has joined forces with Sony to give one lucky reader, plus a guest, the chance to join organisers on the red carpet at the Sony World Photography Awards 2011.

To enter click here

AP and Sony are official media partners for the World Photography Festival which takes place from 26 April ?1 May.

The winner will attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala evening in Leicester Square, London on Wednesday 27 April.

The black-tie event will see rising stars, talented students and established photographers recognised before an audience comprising some of the biggest names in the international photography industry.

Winning images from the Sony World Photography Awards 2011 competition will be displayed at Somerset House, Strand, London.

And the World Photography Festival will include seminars and portfolio reviews hosted by AP Editor Damien Demolder, as part of a spectacular line-up of speakers appearing over the five-day Festival.

To see the full list of events taking place at the World Photography Festival click HERE

Entrants must be free on the evening of 27 April to be in with a chance of bagging free tickets to the Awards.

The competition closes on 20 April 2011.

A phone number or email address must be included with each entry ? and organisers must be able to contact the winner on 21 April, to arrange entry to the event.

Sony Awards Open shortlist here

World Photography Festival events listing HERE