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
#2 Travel: 'Forest Of Resonating Lamps' By Yukihito Ono, Japan
#3 Natural World & Wildlife: 'Huddle' By Nadia Aly, United States
#4 Culture Category Winner: 'Shadow Puppetry' By Pan Jianhua, China Mainland
#5 Creative: 'A Dog And Its Best Friend' By Arvids Baranovs, Latvia
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
#7 Architecture: 'Tangshan, 2018' By Jennifer Bin, Canada
#9 Motion Category Winner: 'Harmony' By Christy Lee Rogers, United States
#10 Motion: 'Smoke' By Alexey Holod, Russia
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.