ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”

The World Photography Organisation (WPO) and ZEISS have launched the ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”, a new annual photography prize designed to challenge photographers worldwide.

Running alongside the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition, the ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond” is now inviting photographers to submit work responding to a specific brief by 5th February 2016. The competition has been created in response to both WPO's and ZEISS' commitment to provide further opportunities for photographers.

The theme for the inaugural prize is: “Meaningful places”. Photographers are asked to see beyond ordinary places and document the importance of a particular place or collection of places that somehow bare significance to each other.


Entry Start: 05/11/2015

Entry Close: 05/02/2016


Photographers around the world (All entrants must be over 18).

Entry Fee:

The award is free to enter.


One winner will

-Receive €15,000 (Euros) worth of ZEISS camera lenses

-Be flown to the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony in London

-Have the option of working individually with ZEISS

-Be announced to media worldwide

-Receive international exposure on the WPO website

-Be exhibited, alongside other selected contest images, at Somerset House, London, from 22nd April - 8th May 2016


-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.

-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.

See more at https://www.worldphoto.org/competitions/zeiss-photography-award-seeing-beyond

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