The world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards, just announced the thirteen winners of their Open and Youth categories. In total, the 2016 awards received a record-breaking 230,103 submissions. The ten Open and three Youth winners were selected from a total of 103,005 entries. The overall Open and Youth Photographer of the Year will be announced on April 21. These winning images will be exhibited at London’s Somerset House from April 22 to May 8.
Looking at the winning images of photo competitions like this inspire me to keep pursuing photography. The Open competition is meant for photography enthusiasts, not professionals in the industry. The youngest winner in the whole competition is in Youth. Under the Environment category, Anais Stupka from Italy is just 12-years-old!
I’ll never tire of looking at photos. I feel blessed that I get to explore such a powerful and artistic medium.
Kei Nomiyama, Winner, Low Light, Japan, 2016
Alex Ingle, Winner, Smile, United Kingdom, 2016
Alexandre Meneghini, Winner, People, Brazil, 2016
Markus van Hauten, Winner, Panoramic Germany, 2016
Swee Choo Oh, Winner, Arts and Culture, Malaysia, 2016
Filip Wolak, Winner, Architecture, Poland, 2016
Andrej Tarfila, Winner, Travel, Slovenia, 2016
Pedro Diaz Molins, Winner, Enhanced, Spain, 2016
Chaiyot Chanyam, Winner, Split Second, Thailand, 2016
Michaela Smidova, Winner, Nature & Wildlife, Czech Republic, 2016
Sepehr Jamshidi Fard, Winner, Culture, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 2016
Sam Delaware, Winner, Portraiture, United States, 2016
Anais Stupka, Winner, Environment, Italy, 2016