Sony World Photography Awards 2016

Photographer: Sai Aung Main, 3rd Place: Myanmar National Awards

Local photographic talent has been given a global platform by the world’s biggest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. The awards, produced by the World Photography Organisation, present this year’s winners of its National Awards programme, which have been designed to uncover the best single shot taken by a local photographer across 60 countries.

Photographer: Longxiang Xie, 1st Place: China National Awards
Photographer: Kazi Mushfiq Hossain, 3rd Place: Bangladesh National Awards
Photographer: Taehoon Kim, 2nd Place: Korea National Awards
Photographer: MD Tanveer Rohan, 1st Place: Bangladesh National Awards

Individual National Awards ran across the four corners of the world – from Argentina to Australia, Russia to Vietnam – and the entries were all taken from the ten categories of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition. An expert panel of judges led by the World Photography Organisation has rewarded a huge variety of work from across the 60 winners: from stunning shots of wildlife to beautiful portraits, classic architectural images to recognisable scenes of daily life.

Photographer: Buncha Parnboonlue, 2nd Place: Thailand National Awards
Photographer: Mohammad Ponir Hossain, 2nd Place: Bangladesh National Awards
Photographer: Alex Chang Chee Choy, 2nd Place: Singapore National Awards
Photographer: Hu Weiguo, 2nd Place: China National Awards

All the 2016 National Awards winners have received the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony to help them continue their photographic journeys, and will also be exhibited as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8 May. In addition, over half of the winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony to see their work exhibited and extend their photographic networks.

Photographer: William Chua, 3rd Place: Singapore National Awards
Photographer: Noguchi Shin, 4th Place: Japan National Awards
Photographer: Abhijit Banerjee, 1st Place: India National Awards
Photographer: Kyaw Bo Bo Han, 1st Place: Myanmar National Awards

Since launching in 2012, the National Awards programme has grown from eight participating countries to sixty, making it unique in its scope and reach. Previous winners of the National Awards have also had their work published around the world and have used this recognition as a path into the photographic industry.

Photographer: Changhun Lee, 1st Place: Korea National Awards
Photographer: Swee Choo Oh, 3rd Place: Malaysia National Awards
Photographer: Tugo Cheng, 3rd Place: Hong Kong National Awards
Photographer: Minh Thanh Ngu, 1st Place: Vietnam National Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter for all. The 2017 edition, which will also be the 10th anniversary of the competition, will open on 1st June 2017.

Photographer: Kei Nomiyama, 1st Place: Japan National Awards
Photographer: Ho Wing Ka Jimmi, 1st Place: Hong Kong National Awards
Photographer: He Len, 2nd Place, Myanmar National Awards

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Contributor: Leon Yan
Images Courtesy of World Photography Organisation