Professional and amateur photographers can compete in a range of categories for cash prizes and Sony digital imaging equipment. Last year’s contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 21 April. All winning and finalist photographers will have their work exhibited at Somerset House in London from 22 April to 8 May and published in the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book, giving them global exposure.
The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, has revealed the winners of its National Awards programme, designed to uncover the best single shot taken by a local photographer across 60 countries. Since launching in 2012, the National Awards programme has grown from eight participating countries to 60.
Nature and Wildlife winner: Bathing Polar Bear ‘When I saw this polar bear swimming in the water, my goal was to capture the joy and also the energy.
Fighting. “I captured this photo of a crocodile and lizard battling. The crocodile was sunbathing when the lizard suddenly attacked.”
Kingfisher in Action
Dancing With Stars
Morning Ritual in Beautiful Country
Garden of Eden
Church on the Fields of Soröko Polje
Fly into the Sunset
The Stairway to Hell
Lighting a Wish