The year’s best sport images from the world’s biggest photography competition

The year’s best sport images from the world’s biggest photography competition

24.02.2016: - the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards • Record number of entries – 230,103 images, 33% increase on 2015

- the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards
 



•    Record number of entries – 230,103 images, 33% increase on 2015

•    Entries from 186 countries – the most in the awards’ history



The power and beauty of sport in all its forms is today highlighted on the shortlist of the world’s biggest photography competition, the Sony World Photography Awards.
 

Recognising the best contemporary photography from the past year, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards received a record-breaking 230,103 images across its Professional, Open and Youth competitions from 186 countries – a 33% increase on entries on 2015 and the most in its nine year history.
 

With the shortlist, a panel of internationally recognised judges has identified exceptional work by talented photographers worldwide that capture sport in all its variety with striking originality and beauty.
 

Not contained to just the Sport category, stunning examples of this work can be seen in the awards’ Campaign, Enhanced and Split Second categories.
 

Using original techniques and unconventional narratives, both professional photographers and enthusiasts have captured the physical tension and competitive passion often associated with sport - from empathetic portraits of losers of boxing matches (Nikolai Linares, Denmark) to stunning split-second shots of airborne synchronized swimmers (Matthias Hangst, Germany) to an insider’s look at the sport of chess (Michael Hanke, Czech Republic) and the grit of hard-core wrestling as an investigation of sport as a tool of social empowerments (Annick Donkers, Belgium).
 

The shortlisted photographers from across the Professional, Open and Youth competitions will now compete to win their categories and the overall Photographer of the Year titles will be announced in London on 21st April.  The photographers compete for a share of a $30,000 prize and each category winner receives the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony.
 

All shortlisted images will be shown as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8th May and published in the 2016 edition of the awards’ book.
 
 


© Nikolai LInares, Denmarl / Jens Juul, Denmark, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Jill Cotton / Kristine Bjørge, © Matthew Hangst, Germany, Shortlist, Professional Sport, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

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