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Spectacular Highlights of the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Back to the future. © Sung Lok Cheung, Hong Kong (China), Entry, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

With less than one month left to enter the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards, the coordinators—World Photography Organisation—have recently released a selection of the impressive entries so far. Submissions come from photographers all over the world—of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. The judges will award prizes from across 10 different categories, including Landscape and Nature, Street Photography, Portraiture, and even an Enhanced category, where photographers get to show off their editing skills.

2018 marks the 11th year since the competition began, and since then it has helped many of the shortlisted and winning photographers gain global exposure and recognition. One such photographer, Simon Butterworth (UK) said, “It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this achievement to my career, the global coverage was amazing, in fact, interest in my work as a direct result of the awards continues to this day.”

In addition to an amazing career boost, prizes range from $5,000 (USD) for the overall Open competition winner, to $25,000 for the Photographer of the Year. On top of that, all category winners will receive the latest digital imaging gear from Sony and the Professional category winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards dinner in April.

If you’re feeling inspired, you can still enter the competition for free via the World Photography Organisation website, but hurry—entries close during the first week of January.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Horns at sunrise. © Vincent Chen, China, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Untitled. © Oliver San Juan, Philippines, Entry, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Morning Glory. © Huibo Hou, United States of America, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

From up-close-and-personal shots of wild animals…

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

African Mystery. © Matthieu Rivart, France, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

On White. © Chris MacDonald , Canada, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Frazzled. © Zhayynn James, India, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Jump. © Milo Angelo Ramella, Italy, Entry, Open, Wildlife (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

…to incredible landscape images…

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Big Meringue. © Placido Faranda, Italy, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Papuma. © Haryadi Bakri, Indonesia, Entry, Open, Enhanced (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Golden happy hour. © Hans Gunnar Aslaksen, Norway, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature (2018 Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

…and photos that capture cultures from across the globe…

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The child and the reindeers. © Pehuen Grotti, France, Entry, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

K means kite. ©Krzysztof Ćwik, Poland, Entry, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Little Indian. © Virgilio Liberato, Philippines, Entry, Open, Portraiture (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Wanma Pentium. © Shen Jianfeng, China, Entry, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Newspaper… © Martin Schubert, Czech Republic, Entry, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

…this year’s entries so far do not disappoint.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Lunch Break. © Omer Faidi, Turkey, Entry, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Life in Macau. © António Leong, Portugal, Entry, Open, Street Photography (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

Entries to 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Nattfari, Húsavík. © Matteo Redaelli, Italy, Entry, Open, Travel (Open competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards.

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