The Zeiss Photography Awards 2018 competition has opened for entries with a new theme of seeking ‘untold stories’, organisers have announced.
Now in its third year, the Zeiss Photography Awards 2018 is seeking images from photographers around the world on the theme of Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories.
The closing date for entries to the Zeiss Photography Awards 2018 is 6 February 2018, and entries will be reviewed by the judging panel comprising:
- Chris Hudson (Art Director, National Geographic Traveller, UK)
- Patricia Morvan (Cultural Projects and Exhibition, Agence VU’, France)
- Peter Bas Mensink (Publisher, GUP Magazine, Netherlands)
The Zeiss Photography Awards 2018 brief of Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories asks photographers to submit a series of five to 10 images that look beyond the ordinary and every day.
Organisers say the work could explore 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 2017 ZEISS Photography Award attracted more than 30,000 images from photographers from 132 countries.
Prizes for the Zeiss Photography Award 2018 will include:
- €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses
- €3,000 travel expenses to complete a photography project of their choice in the location of their choice.
- A day at the ZEISS Headquarters in Germany including comprehensive lens training and a tour including the ZEISS museum
- Exposure across both World Photography Organisation and ZEISS platforms
- The winner will be flown to London to attend an award ceremony on April 19, 2018
- Winning images, as well as selected shortlisted photographers, will be shown alongside the Sony World
- Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London, from April 20 – May 6, 2018