Sony hosts the leading photographic awards program each year. Included are competitions for all types of photographers to submit their works. There are categories covering everything from serious photographers, photography students, a youth competition, a 3D Award for using 3D technology in photography or video and much more. Check out http://www.worldphoto.org/ for submission details.
Below are some of last years shot selections. Check out more in the 2012 category galleries here.