ZEISS International Photo Competition 2017

The ZEISS Photography Award is a highly prestigious international photo competition run jointly by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation (WPO). The jury is looking for photos that reflect different perspectives as well as free interpretations of the terms “meaning” and “place.”All those who wish to take part in the ZEISS Photography Award 2017 are invited to submit a series of 5 to 10 photos complete with descriptions. Entries can be submitted between 11 October 2016 and 7 February 2017.


7 Feb 2017

Entry Fees:



Open to all photographers internationally.

Theme: Seeing beyond – Meaningful places.

Image detail /Rules:

You may enter a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 10 images.

Un-published work entered into the competition must have been taken between the dates of January 1st 2012 and February 7th 2017.

Images should be no smaller than 800KB and no larger than 5MB. Images should be either JPEG or TIFF files.


At the end of the submission phase, a shortlist of photographers vying for the ZEISS Photography Award 2017 will be published and a winner will be selected.

The winner of the ZEISS Photography Award 2017 will receive ZEISS camera lenses of their own choosing to a value of €12,000, as well as €3,000 to put towards a photo trip. He/she will attend a gala dinner in London on 20 April 2017 and their photos will be showcased at the Sony World Photography Award Exhibition at Somerset House in London. All flight and hotel expenses for the gala dinner in London will be covered. The winner will also get the chance to work with ZEISS on an individual basis.

Winner Announcement/Notification: 14 March 2017

More info: http://www.zeiss.co.uk/camera-lenses/en_gb/website/landing_pages/zeiss-photography-award-2017.html

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