2019 Zeiss PhotograPhy award
You have until
8 February to get your entries into the 2019 Zeiss Photography Award, which is run by the World Photography Organisation and, of course, Zeiss.
Now in its fourth year, the Zeiss Photography Award is an international photography competition which aims to challenge photographers to submit bodies of work addressing a selected theme.
This year the themes is “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” and the submissions will be judged by photography experts Simon Frederick (artist, photographer, director and broadcaster, UK), Shoair Mavlian (director of Photoworks, UK) and Dagmar Seeland (picture editor at Stern magazine, Germany).
“The Unexpected” challenges entrants to submit a series of five to ten images which 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 jury is looking for photographers who push their creative boundaries by responding to the brief with exceptional images and a strong narrative. The competition is free to enter at www.worldphoto.org/ zeiss and your online submissions have to arrive by 1.00pm GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) on 8 February. The winner will win €13,000 (around A$21,000) worth of Zeiss lenses and a €3000 (A$4800) grant to help finance a photography project. The winner will be announced on 9 April next year.
Nick Hannes was the 2018 Zeiss Photography Award winner and he comments, “Winning the Zeiss Photography Award in 2018 has given great extra visibility for my project, both through repetitive online publications and through portfolios in the regular media and on photography platforms. Several of the artworks have become widely-recognised due to the attention brought by the Award”.
The winning images in the 2018 Zeiss Photography Award by Nick Hannes. Entries for the 2019 competition are now open.