The EyeEm Photography Awards has announced the 100 finalists for this year’s competition. The program, now in its 4th year, received entries from over 88,000 photographers with total submissions approaching 600,000 — making it the largest photo contest in the world.
There are 5 categories: The Photojournalist, The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Portraitist, and The Street Photographer. The top 100 will be published in a special edition EyeEm magazine and category winners will receive a new smartphone. The Grand Prize is a trip to the EyeEm Festival & Awards in Berlin, a renowned photographer mentorship, and new camera gear.
The EyeEm Photography Festival takes place in Berlin on September 15-17, 2017. It will feature helpful photography workshops, portfolio reviews, and insightful talks from leading photographers and creatives in the visual space. Winners of the contest will be announced during a special awards ceremony at the festival.
Here are 20 of the finalist photos separated into the different categories. See all 100 of them on the EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards website.
The Photo Journalist
Md. Enamul Kabir – Traveling by train in Bangladesh, India during the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan
Daren Mauree – GRIFFON boat fire, April 2017
Kimberly dela Cruz – Crime scene in Pasay City, Philippines
Ramin Mazur – Republic of Moldova inmates performing ‘Hamlet’
Ritesh Shukla – Rupesh Kuma suffering from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria in Hanumanganj, India
Jeremy Cheung – Hong Kong
Claudia Solano – Santiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain
Scott Firestone – Chicago
The Great Outdoors
Zane Jēkabsone – Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland
Masaki Sato – Camping on Mt.Tsubakurodake in Japan
Guiga Pirá – Marine conservation campaign in Mexico
Michael Lynch – Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah on a snowy day
Michael Schauer – Stokknes, Iceland
Adeolu Osibodu – Nigeria
David Schulman – Atlanta
Joanne Coates – Scotland
The Street Photographer
Francis Malapris – Paris, France
Jatuporn Pateepaparnee – On the streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand
Julie Hrudova – Tokyo, Japan
Pau Buscató – London, UK