This year The Sony World Photography Awards celebrates its 11th anniversary. It is one of the most respected and influential photography competition. Every year the Awards gather the best photography from around the world and this year is no exception. We are presented with the most breath-taking photographs by both professional and amateur artists.


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The competition received a record total of 319,561 images. It hands out awards to 4 different categories; Professional (body of work), open (single images), youth (photographers aged 12-19), and student focus. One photo of each participating country is presented with a National Award.
All category winners will receive cutting-edge digital imaging equipment from Sony. Cash prizes of $25k will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5k to the Open Photographer of the Year.

Tell us what your favorites are in the comments and don't forget to check out last year's winners.

More info: worldphoto.org

#1 Brendon Cremer, South Africa National Award

Brendon Cremer, South Africa National Award

Brendon Cremer Report

Ben S. 2 months ago

"Ah, finally, A little privacy. Now to take a little drink in peace and qui..."

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#4 Suphakaln Wongcompune, Thailand National Award

Suphakaln Wongcompune, Thailand National Award

Suphakaln Wongcompune Report

jenna 2 months ago

scary and mesmerizing at the same time

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#5 Isabelle Bacher, Austria National Award

Isabelle Bacher, Austria National Award

Isabelle Bacher Report

jenna 2 months ago

I would like a copy of this to hang on my wall. Inspiring.

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#8 Chin Boon Leng, Singapore National Award

Chin Boon Leng, Singapore National Award

Chin Boon Leng Report

HellCat 2 months ago

I wish I could turn into a giant for a few moments, and just gently caress the surface of those hills. They look so velvety.

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#12 Junghye Lee, South Korea National Award

Junghye Lee, South Korea National Award

Junghye Lee Report

VHunter D 2 months ago

I feel like I've seen tons of photos just like this on-....oooooooh.

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#14 Petar Sabol, Croatia National Award

Petar Sabol, Croatia National Award

Petar Sabo Report

Martin Ludwig 2 months ago

I think they're caught in the act ;-)

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#15 Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia National Award

Yen Sin Wong, Malaysia National Award

Yen Sin Wong Report

Niff 2 months ago

It kind of looks like a giant banana peel

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