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.

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

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

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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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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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#7

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

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

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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tuzdayschild
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks like a steam punk member of Elizabeth I's court.

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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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#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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Meowton Mewsk
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Took me a minute to realize this isn’t a painting.

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

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

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kathryn stretton
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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

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tuzdayschild
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm fairly sure some of the Fellowship of the Ring are in that tent.

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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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#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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#19

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

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

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Kjorn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#21

Portraiture: 'Xibalba' By Tim Cavadini, Germany

Portraiture: 'Xibalba' By Tim Cavadini, Germany

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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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#23

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

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

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Simran Saxena
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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#24

Culture: 'Vasile Oanea' By Alex Robciuc, Romania

Culture: 'Vasile Oanea' By Alex Robciuc, Romania

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Alex Robciuc
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His whole life lived here.In a traditional wooden house from Maramures county, Romania, in the picturesque village of Breb. He is strongly rooted in the ancestral Maramures, but he has not given up on the benefits of the 21st century technology, combining in an original way the traditional Maramures lifestyle with accents of a poet, writer or a modern journalist, surrounded by laptops, printers, video cameras or digital cameras. Vasile is a creative person, he writes his thoughts in verses. He is also a journalist of the village when he is recording various moments happened there as pictures and videos.The photo depicts Vasile, after he told me his emotional life story.

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#25

Portraiture: 'Diamond Skin' By Mikeila Borgia, Argentina

Portraiture: 'Diamond Skin' By Mikeila Borgia, Argentina

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Kjorn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#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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#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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Carol Emory
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It should say "Death on the Sea" since those are fishing nets that kill thousands of species..not just the species these fisherman are looking for. The list includes whales, turtles, sharks and porpoises. Fishing nets need to be outlawed.

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#29

Culture: 'Bright Minuet' By Alessandro Zanoni, Italy

Culture: 'Bright Minuet' By Alessandro Zanoni, Italy

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Minjung Kim
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is Seoul South Korea. I know bc my office is nearby.

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#30

Landscape: 'Executioner' By Neil Burnell, United Kingdom

Landscape: 'Executioner' By Neil Burnell, United Kingdom

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