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The World Photography Organisation and ZEISS are pleased to launch the second edition of the ZEISS Photography Award.
Following on from last year's hugely successful inaugural edition, which attracted entries from 116 countries, the theme for this year is Meaningful places. Photographers are asked to look past the ordinary and the 'everyday' to capture extraordinary aspects of the world we live in, by documenting the importance of one or several places that bear significance to each other.
Bodies of work should include a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 images and particular attention should be given to the edit of your work. A brief description of your place and inspiration, may accompany the submission.
Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of January 1, 2012 and February 7, 2017. Published work instead may have been taken at any point in history, but must have been commissioned or acquired or first published between the dates of January 1, 2016 and February 7, 2017.
Images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files. All images must be saved in the RGB colour model and EXIF data must be left in the image file.
All entrants must be able to supply a high resolution image suitable for printing in exhibitions should the image be required.
There is no entry fee.
Open to all photographers worldwide over 18.
One winning photographer will be given a free choice of ZEISS camera lenses worth 12,000 Euro (approx. 13,165 USD) in addition to 3,000 Euro travel expenses to complete a photography project of their choice in the location of their choice.
Images produced during this trip will be showcased across all World Photography Organisation platforms and social channels, giving unparalleled exposure to an engaged and enthusiastic photography audience. The overall winner will be interviewed by the World Photography Organisation editorial team and featured as the lead image on the homepage after the announcement. Runners-ups will also have a chance to showcase their work on the blog.
In addition, the winning series, plus selected entries, will be will be exhibited at Somerset House, London from April 21 - May 7, 2017 during the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition.