Call For Participation | 2018 Global ZEISS Photography Award | ZEISS & WPO

Applications for participation are invited from ambitious Photographers cross the world to present their works for 2018 ZEISS photography awards. The theme of the award is “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”

The focus of the theme "Seeing Beyond - Untold Stories" requires photographers to present a strong series of 5 to 10 images that look beyond the ordinary and every day.

Participants are required to look and understand the theme: “Untold Stories” from broadest perspectives. This could mean the work that explores a familiar theme told from a different perspective or it could address an issue that has previously had little attention.

All forms of photography are welcome and judges are specifically looking for series of works that have a strong narrative. The "Untold Story" that the photographer presents must be visually clear in the submitted images.

This competition provides an opportunity for professional photographers and ambitious amateurs to showcase their talent to a distinguished jury and international audience.

Each year, the ZEISS Photography Award "Seeing Beyond" will have a different theme which photographers are free to interpret.

The ZEISS Photography Award, launched in 2016 is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organization. Last edition witnessed about 4,700 participating photographers from 132 countries who submitted more than 31,000 photos.

Interested Photographers are to submit a series of 5 to 10 images, including a description of the images, online.

Entries close on February 6, 2018.

FEE:  Entry is free

Prizes and Benefits:
The winner and the shortlists with up to ten photographers will be announced on April 3, 2018. The winners will receive attractive prizes, including ZEISS lenses of their choice with a total value of 12,000 Euros as well as 3,000 Euros to cover travel costs for a photo project.

The awards ceremony will be held in London on April 19, 2018, as part of the Sony World Photography Awards.

The winning photos and the selected photos from the shortlist will simultaneously be presented at the
Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at the Somerset House in London, with the winner participating in the exhibition opening.

In addition, ZEISS will invite the winner to the company’s headquarters in Germany where they will gain insight into the world of ZEISS and can familiarize themselves with ZEISS lenses. Also, they will also have the opportunity to personally work with ZEISS and the World Photography Organization.