The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards has announced the winners and runners-ups of the National Awards programme.
Now in its 4th year, the hugely successful National Award programme works across 61 countries, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach.
For this year’s competition, an expert panel was tasked to uncover and honour the best single image taken by a photographer from each National Award country, entered into any of the ten Open categories of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.
National Award winners receive the latest Sony digital imaging equipment to help them continue their photographic journeys. In addition, over half of the winners are brought to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony, see their work exhibited and extend their photographic networks.
For more information about the National Awards, please visit the website.
Australia: Scott Portelli – Cuttlefish Aggregation:
Austria: Stefan Thaler – Winter Dream:
Bangladesh: MD Tanveer Rohan – Playing in Dusty Dusk:
Bulgaria: Krasimir Matarov – St Haralambos:
China: Longxiang Xie – Snowing Heavily:
Colombia: Yessenia Mildreth Vasquez Lûpez:
Croatia: Petar Sabol – Kingfisher in Action:
Czech Republic: Martin Rak – Radiance:
Ecuador: Victor Vargas – Cotopaxi and Red Moon:
Germany: Daniel Fleischhacker – Hintersee:
Greece: Tasos Anestis – Vesturhorn, Iceland:
ungary: Imre Potyû – Dancing With Stars:
Japan: Kei Nomiyama – Enchanted Bamboo Forest:
Mexico: Silvia Andrade – Megacerus Beetle From the Roger Orellana Botanical Garden:
Myanmar: Kyaw Bo Bo Han – Morning Ritual in Beautiful Country:
Portugal: Adriano Neves – Garden of Eden:
Slovenia: Andrej Tarfila – Church on the Fields of Soröko Polje:
UK: Tino Solomon – The Stairway to Hell:
Malaysia: Khairel Anuar Che Ani – Too Much Practice: