Lava, Etna. Placido Faranda, Italy, Entry, Open, Nature.
Photographers have one month to enter their best work for the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. The world’s largest photography competition, which saw 230,103 photo submissions last year, is accepting entries in the Open and Youth contests until January 5, 2017. (The Professional section of the competition is accepting work until January 10, 2017.)
An expert jury from the international photography community will be selecting the winners based on originality and artistic vision. And with 10 categories in both the Open and Professional contest, there is a place for every type of photographer. These newly released preview images from the Open competition show the wide range of talent we can expect from the tenth edition of the international contest. Photographers from different continents, with different styles, showcase their best work and remind us that photography is an art with no limits.
The winners will be announced in London on April 20, 2017, with all winning and shortlisted images on exhibit at Somerset House in London from April 21 through May 7, 2017.
Here are some highlights from this year’s early entries:
Untitled. Adit Merkine, Israel, Entry, Open, Wildlife.
Shepherd from Transilvania. Gutescu Eduard, Romania, Entry, Open, Culture.
Carnival “Sheriff”. Jari Siltala, Finland, Entry, Open, Culture.
Untitled. Eugénie Sophie Berger, Austria, Entry, Open, Travel.
Goths. Peter Dench, UK, Entry, Open, Portraits.
Waiting a Next Turn. Mankichi Shinshi, Japan, Entry, Open, Culture.
Scottish National Museum. Stefanos Chronis, Greece, Entry, Open, Architecture.
Malaysia Independence Spirit. Mohamed Shaiful Azre Allias, Malaysia, Entry, Open, Motion.
Feeding Frenzy. Noel Guevara, The Philippines, entry, Open, Wildlife.
Antlers & Ravens. Liam Thomson, UK, Entry, Open, Wildlife.
Going Home. Jian Seng Soh, Malaysia, Entry, Open, Street Photography.
Untitled. Andrzej Bochenski, Poland, Entry, Open, Architecture.
X-flies. Peter Csakvari, Hungary, Entry, Open, Still Life.
Panopticon #1 The prison San Vittore Milan. Jelena Kostich, Serbia, Entry, Open, Architecture.
Nature’s Elements. Brandon Yoshizawa, Japan, Entry, Open, Nature.
World Photography Organisation: Website | Facebook | Instagram