The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its fourth year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” to the international jury of experts.
© Nick Hannes, Belgium, Winner, 2018 ZEISS Photography Award
The contest offers professional photographers and ambitious amateurs the opportunity to showcase their talent to a distinguished jury and global audience. The Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, a total of 87,593 images by 11,921 photographers from 146 countries and territories were submitted.
Photographers are asked for a creative response to the brief “The Unexpected” that is driven by a strong and clear narrative. To be understood in its broadest sense, “The Unexpected” challenges photographers to submit a series of 5-10 images that look past the everyday and address something unforeseen or surprising – whether this is through the landscape and the physical environment, through human expression, emotion and interaction, through political or social causes or something more conceptual. The ‘unexpected’ element could be of global or very personal concern and may either showcase the familiar in a new way or shed light on something entirely different. All types of photography are welcomed by judges
Participants are required to submit a series of five to ten photographs, including a description of the images, online.
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One winning photographer will be awarded €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses, €3,000 travel expenses to complete a dream photography project in the location of their choice plus a trip to London to attend the 2019 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony to receive their prize.
The award is free to enter and will be judged by the following industry experts: Simon Frederick, Artist, Photographer, Director and Broadcaster; Dagmar Seeland, Photo Editor and Writer, STERN magazine; and Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks.
Photographers have until February 8, 2019 to submit a series of 5-10 images. You can read Terms at the end of this webpage
Enter at “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” photo contest https://users.worldphoto.org/user/login