From film, to music to photography diverse art and artists have the ability to breath new life into every medium - this is evident when viewing the entries for the Sony World Photography Awards, "the most celebrated and diverse photography competitions in the world."

Currently, in its 12th year, the goal of the competition is to showcase the best contemporary photography around the world.

#1

Creative Category Winner: 'Dreamers And Warriors' By Martin Stranka, Czech Republic

Creative Category Winner: 'Dreamers And Warriors' By Martin Stranka, Czech Republic

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Edi IP
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2 years ago

futuristic steampunk

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#2

Travel: 'Forest Of Resonating Lamps' By Yukihito Ono, Japan

Travel: 'Forest Of Resonating Lamps' By Yukihito Ono, Japan

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

This picture brings relaxation to my soul

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#3

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Huddle' By Nadia Aly, United States

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Huddle' By Nadia Aly, United States

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Daria B
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2 years ago

They all saw something they wouldn't want them to see. Ohohohohoho ♥

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#4

Culture Category Winner: 'Shadow Puppetry' By Pan Jianhua, China Mainland

Culture Category Winner: 'Shadow Puppetry' By Pan Jianhua, China Mainland

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Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

Shadow theatre!!!! So nostalgic and cute. Watch "to live" on youtube by zhangyimou guys

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#5

Creative: 'A Dog And Its Best Friend' By Arvids Baranovs, Latvia

Creative: 'A Dog And Its Best Friend' By Arvids Baranovs, Latvia

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

amazing picture of the stars and how it drops down into the forest. Gorgeous picture.

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The competition is set up to welcome photographers from all walks of life, with free entry, and open to visionaries of all ages and skill levels, "from emerging 12-19-year-olds, enthusiastic hobbyists, and students, to established professionals, there is a competition and a category for everyone." Entries are split into categories such as Architecture, Documentary, Landscape, Portraiture, Sports, Street Photography, Wildlife, Travel, Culture, and more.

#6

Creative: 'A Walk On The Bike' By Alexandr Vlassyuk, Russia

Creative: 'A Walk On The Bike' By Alexandr Vlassyuk, Russia

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Dani
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2 years ago

I really like this one!

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#7

Architecture: 'Tangshan, 2018' By Jennifer Bin, Canada

Architecture: 'Tangshan, 2018' By Jennifer Bin, Canada

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

On the right: Simple yet dark On the left: Complicated yet stunning

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#8

Landscape: 'Solitude' By Swapnil Deshpande, India

Landscape: 'Solitude' By Swapnil Deshpande, India

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Smerv
Community Member
2 years ago

nice

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#9

Motion Category Winner: 'Harmony' By Christy Lee Rogers, United States

Motion Category Winner: 'Harmony' By Christy Lee Rogers, United States

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Classic Italian paintings in churches. I mean, it was probably intentional. And it's a success.

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#10

Motion: 'Smoke' By Alexey Holod, Russia

Motion: 'Smoke' By Alexey Holod, Russia

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

vaping

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This year the competition received a record-breaking number of entries with more than 327,000 images entered into the four competitions: Professional, Open, Student and Youth. The following list is some of the best entries from the upcoming awards, which will be announced on April 17th. A total prize fund of $30,000 (USD) along with the latest Sony digital imaging equipment will be shared between winning contestants.

#11

Portraiture: 'Culture' By Hasan Torabi, Iran

Portraiture: 'Culture' By Hasan Torabi, Iran

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Meowton Mewsk
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2 years ago

Yessssssss!!!!!!

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#12

Culture: 'Drawing The Happiness ' By Ming Kai Chan, Hong Kong Sar

Culture: 'Drawing The Happiness ' By Ming Kai Chan, Hong Kong Sar

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Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

Vermeer'ish!!!

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#13

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Untitled' By Greg Lecoeur, France

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Untitled' By Greg Lecoeur, France

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lincholn6echo
Community Member
2 years ago

Id boop that snoot!

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#14

Motion: 'National Police Day' By Piotr Cyganik, Poland

Motion: 'National Police Day' By Piotr Cyganik, Poland

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
2 years ago

Very good photo. Would love to know the backstory.

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#15

Creative: 'Tarian Ikan Cupang' By Dhiky Aditya, Indonesia

Creative: 'Tarian Ikan Cupang' By Dhiky Aditya, Indonesia

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kathryn stretton
Community Member
2 years ago

Want this as a tattoo.

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#16

Landscape: 'Under The Moon' By Kuo Zei Yang, Taiwan

Landscape: 'Under The Moon' By Kuo Zei Yang, Taiwan

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Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
2 years ago

My first thought was "cold" but I love it

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#17

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Face To Face' By Manuel Enrique González Carmona, Spain

Natural World & Wildlife: 'Face To Face' By Manuel Enrique González Carmona, Spain

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s so cool.

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#18

Portraiture Category Winner: 'Grayson Perry - Birth' By Richard Ansett, United Kingdom

Portraiture Category Winner: 'Grayson Perry - Birth' By Richard Ansett, United Kingdom

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Diver Driver
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the babies expression!

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#19

Culture: 'Synergy Of Humanity' By Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia

Culture: 'Synergy Of Humanity' By Eng Chung Tong, Malaysia

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

looks a lot like slavery this one

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#20

Motion: 'Little Wizard' By Marlena Kurowska-Jankowiak, Poland

Motion: 'Little Wizard' By Marlena Kurowska-Jankowiak, Poland

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
2 years ago

Use the force, baby

#21

Portraiture: 'Xibalba' By Tim Cavadini, Germany

Portraiture: 'Xibalba' By Tim Cavadini, Germany

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FatBaby
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooooh mysterious

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#22

Travel: 'Whale Shark Encounter, Papua West, 2018' By Marco Zaffignani, Italy

Travel: 'Whale Shark Encounter, Papua West, 2018' By Marco Zaffignani, Italy

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

One Piece vibes. ♥

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#23

Creative: 'Little Mona Lisa' By Mariëtte Aernoudts, Netherlands

Creative: 'Little Mona Lisa' By Mariëtte Aernoudts, Netherlands

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Meowton Mewsk
Community Member
2 years ago

This is gorgeous

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#24

Culture: 'Vasile Oanea' By Alex Robciuc, Romania

Culture: 'Vasile Oanea' By Alex Robciuc, Romania

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The Girl on Fire
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2 years ago

This one is almost sad, in a way.

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#25

Portraiture: 'Diamond Skin' By Mikeila Borgia, Argentina

Portraiture: 'Diamond Skin' By Mikeila Borgia, Argentina

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

is this a mutation of the greyscale infection?

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#26

Portraiture: 'Bruno's Portrait' By Elena Merce, Spain

Portraiture: 'Bruno's Portrait' By Elena Merce, Spain

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Bluebell Rizzi
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2 years ago

"No one so young should be so sad"

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#27

Architecture: 'The Mirrored Entrance Of Tokyu Plaza' By Connor Henderson, Australia

Architecture: 'The Mirrored Entrance Of Tokyu Plaza' By Connor Henderson, Australia

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Kjorn
Community Member
2 years ago

my head hurt!

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#28

Travel: 'Flower On The Sea' By Trung Pham Huy, Vietnam

Travel: 'Flower On The Sea' By Trung Pham Huy, Vietnam

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Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
2 years ago

Fishtulip!!

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#29

Culture: 'Bright Minuet' By Alessandro Zanoni, Italy

Culture: 'Bright Minuet' By Alessandro Zanoni, Italy

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Lotte
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Isn't this in Japan? Please correct me if im wrong [ Edit: people pointed out it was infact Korea. sorry if i offended anyone but thanks for all of the reactions correcting me!]

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#30

Landscape: 'Executioner' By Neil Burnell, United Kingdom

Landscape: 'Executioner' By Neil Burnell, United Kingdom

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Marra Sky
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2 years ago

Powerful

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