As the world’s largest photography contest, the EyeEm Photography Awards annually receives hundreds of thousands of submissions from talented creatives across the globe. This year, an impressive 88,000 photographers submitted 590,000 photographs, which judges have meticulously narrowed down to 100 finalists.
From May through June, photographers submitted their work according to 5 categories: The Photojournalist, The Portraitist, The Architect, The Great Outdoors, and The Street Photographer. For The Photojournalist section, photographers were invited to submit images of contemporary and current events. Images entered into The Portraitist present unique takes on expressive human portraits. Photos of The Great Outdoors focus on nature, The Street Photographer explores everyday scenes, and pieces entered into The Architect sub-genre “capture works of architectural wonder in eye-catching ways.”
After narrowing these submissions down to 100 final contenders, judges from National Geographic, Refinery29, BBC and more are working to select a grand prize winner who will receive a trip to the 2017 EyeEm Festival & Awards in Berlin, a mentorship from a renowned photographer, and state-of-the-art camera equipment. In addition to this lucky victor, judges will also select 5 category winners who will each win a new smartphone, and all 100 finalists will be featured in a widely distributed EyeEm publication and a Berlin-based exhibition.
The winners will be announced on September 16 during a special ceremony at the 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival. If a trip to Berlin isn’t in your travel plans, you can keep up with the process on the EyeEm Photography Awards website.
For this year’s EyeEm Photography Awards, judges have narrowed down 590,000 submissions into 100 finalists. Here, we look at a selection of these final contenders.
The Great Outdoors
The Street Photographer
All images via EyeEm.
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