We showcase the winning entries across many of the different categories of the Sony World Photography Awards, announced last week.

National Awards winners

Now in its 4th year, the National Award programme works across 61 countries, from Australia to Argentina, Russia to Vietnam, and is unique in its scope and reach. See the first place winners for each country below.

Too much practice Copyright: Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Winner, Malaysia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Too much practice.
Copyright: Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Winner, Malaysia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Enchanted Bamboo Forest. Copyright: Kei Nomiyama, Winner, Japan, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Enchanted Bamboo Forest
Copyright: Kei Nomiyama, Winner, Japan, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Routine Morning of Beauty Country Copyright: Kyaw Bo Bo Han, Winner, Myanmar, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Routine Morning of Beauty Country
Copyright: Kyaw Bo Bo Han, Winner, Myanmar, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Fighting Topis Copyright: Arnfinn Johansen, Winner, Norway, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Fighting Topis
Copyright: Arnfinn Johansen, Winner, Norway, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Dancing with stars Copyright: Imre Potyo, Winner, Hungary, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Dancing with stars
Copyright: Imre Potyo, Winner, Hungary, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Hobo in the shadows Copyright: Jacob Jepsen, Winner, Denmark & Iceland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Hobo in the shadows
Copyright: Jacob Jepsen, Winner, Denmark & Iceland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Megacerus Beetle From the botanical Garden "Roger Orellana" Copyright: Silvia Andrade, Winner, Mexico, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Megacerus Beetle From the botanical Garden “Roger Orellana”
Copyright: Silvia Andrade, Winner, Mexico, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Water from under Copyright: Nils Olof Wendel, Winner, Sweden, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Water from under
Copyright: Nils Olof Wendel, Winner, Sweden, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Late Afternoon Fight Copyright: Max van Son, Winner, Netherlands, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Late Afternoon Fight
Copyright: Max van Son, Winner, Netherlands, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: New Hights Copyright: Miriam Strong, Winner, New Zealand, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: New Hights
Copyright: Miriam Strong, Winner, New Zealand, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Smile at the heavens Copyright: Otieno Nyadimo, Winner, Kenya, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Smile at the heavens
Copyright: Otieno Nyadimo, Winner, Kenya, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Cold hats Copyright: Andrei Reinol, Winner, Estonia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Cold hats
Copyright: Andrei Reinol, Winner, Estonia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Don't Even Try Copyright: Gabriel Solis Carmona, Winner,Central America, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Don’t Even Try
Copyright: Gabriel Solis Carmona, Winner,Central America, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Mushrooms Copyright: Matti Virtanen, Winner, Finland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Mushrooms
Copyright: Matti Virtanen, Winner, Finland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Snow-white and Rose-red Copyright: Ivan Kavaldzhiev, 1st Place, Bulgaria National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Snow-white and Rose-red
Copyright: Ivan Kavaldzhiev, 1st Place, Bulgaria National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Break Through Copyright: Hady Geneidi, Winner, Egypt, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Break Through
Copyright: Hady Geneidi, Winner, Egypt, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Lighting dream Copyright: Minh Thanh Ngo, Winner, Vietnam, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Lighting dream
Copyright: Minh Thanh Ngo, Winner, Vietnam, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Supercell in Latvia Copyright: Janis Palulis, Winner, Latvia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Supercell in Latvia
Copyright: Janis Palulis, Winner, Latvia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: I grew up in Svencionys town Copyright: Darius Jakubauskas, Winner, Lithuania, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: I grew up in Svencionys town
Copyright: Darius Jakubauskas, Winner, Lithuania, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Magellanic penguins at risk Climate Change Copyright: Christian Massari, Winner, Italy, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Magellanic penguins at risk Climate Change
Copyright: Christian Massari, Winner, Italy, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Standing With Pelicans Copyright: Elie Kauffmann, Winner, France, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Standing With Pelicans
Copyright: Elie Kauffmann, Winner, France, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Wonderland Copyright: Changhun Lee, Winner, Korea, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Wonderland
Copyright: Changhun Lee, Winner, Korea, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Daniel Fleischhacker Copyright: Daniel Fleischhacker, Winner, Germany, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Daniel Fleischhacker
Copyright: Daniel Fleischhacker, Winner, Germany, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Planned obsolescence Copyright: Pedro Diaz Molins, Winner, Spain, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Planned obsolescence
Copyright: Pedro Diaz Molins, Winner, Spain, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Splashing Birds Copyright: Chaiyot Chanyam, Winner, Thailand, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Splashing Birds
Copyright: Chaiyot Chanyam, Winner, Thailand, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cock Fight Copyright: Burak Senbak, Winner, Turkey, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cock Fight
Copyright: Burak Senbak, Winner, Turkey, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Streets of Israel Copyright: Igor Leonidovic, Winner, Ukraine, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Streets of Israel
Copyright: Igor Leonidovic, Winner, Ukraine, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Church on the fields of Soröko polje Copyright: Andrej Tarfila, Winner, Slovenia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Church on the fields of Soröko polje
Copyright: Andrej Tarfila, Winner, Slovenia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Radiance Copyright: Martin Rak, Winner, Czech Republic, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Radiance
Copyright: Martin Rak, Winner, Czech Republic, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Falling Kickboxer Copyright: Mark Fulinara, USA, Winner, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Falling Kickboxer
Copyright: Mark Fulinara, USA, Winner, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Passing By Copyright: Peter Svoboda, Winner, Slovakia, National Award, 2016 Sony Worl Photography Awards

Image Name: Passing By Copyright: Peter Svoboda, Winner, Slovakia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Travelling for Klenak Copyright: Djani Bardoti, Winner, Serbia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Travelling for Klenak
Copyright: Djani Bardoti, Winner, Serbia, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Wintertraum / Winter dream Copyright: Stefan Thaler, Winner, Austria, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Wintertraum / Winter dream
Copyright: Stefan Thaler, Winner, Austria, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Purple flashes Copyright: Eduardo Minte Hess, Winner, Chile, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Purple flashes
Copyright: Eduardo Minte Hess, Winner, Chile, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Momentum Copyright: Yessenia Mildreth Vasquez López, Winner, Colombia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Momentum
Copyright: Yessenia Mildreth Vasquez López, Winner, Colombia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Cotopaxi and Red Moon Copyright: © Victor Vargas, Ecuador, 1st, Place, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cotopaxi and Red Moon
Copyright: © Victor Vargas, Ecuador, 1st, Place, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Sailor in the Spotlight, New Orleans LA, April 2015 Copyright: Kathryn Mussallem, Winner, Canada, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Sailor in the Spotlight, New Orleans LA, April 2015
Copyright: Kathryn Mussallem, Winner, Canada, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Sweet Sea Copyright: Fabiola Morales, Winner, Puerto Rico, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Sweet Sea
Copyright: Fabiola Morales, Winner, Puerto Rico, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Nation Acomayo Copyright: Jose Alberto Sotomayor Jimenez, Winner, Peru,National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Nation Acomayo
Copyright: Jose Alberto Sotomayor Jimenez, Winner, Peru,National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Lyon Saint Exupéry Copyright: Enzo Caraballo, Winner, Venezuela, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Lyon Saint Exupéry
Copyright: Enzo Caraballo, Winner, Venezuela, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Fly into the Sunset Copyright: Eric Madeja, Winner, Switzerland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Fly into the Sunset Copyright: Eric Madeja, Winner, Switzerland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Kingfisher in action Copyright: Petar Sabol, Winner, Croatia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Kingfisher in action
Copyright: Petar Sabol, Winner, Croatia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Dog City Copyright: Manex Sungahid, Winner, Philippines, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Dog City
Copyright: Manex Sungahid, Winner, Philippines, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Teshima Window Copyright: Bartosz Haduch, Winner, Poland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Teshima Window
Copyright: Bartosz Haduch, Winner, Poland, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Eden's Garden Copyright: Adriano Neves, Winner, Portugal, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Eden’s Garden
Copyright: Adriano Neves, Winner, Portugal, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Sea Baby Copyright: Andrey Narchuk, Winner, Russia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Sea Baby
Copyright: Andrey Narchuk, Winner, Russia, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: In Depth Copyright: Cristina Venedict, Winner, Romania, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: In Depth
Copyright: Cristina Venedict, Winner, Romania, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Spin Fun Copyright: Kajan Madrasmail, Singapore, Winner, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Spin Fun
Copyright: Kajan Madrasmail, Singapore, Winner, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Conceptual Copyright: Maria Virginia Mosconi, Argentina, Winner, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Conceptual
Copyright: Maria Virginia Mosconi, Argentina, Winner, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Snowing Heavily Copyright: Longxiang Xie, 1st Place, China National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Snowing Heavily
Copyright: Longxiang Xie, 1st Place, China National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Gangasagar Fair Copyright: Abhijit Banerjee, 1st Place, India National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Gangasagar Fair
Copyright: Abhijit Banerjee, 1st Place, India National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Playing football of Kara Tribe Copyright: John Hantoro Pudjoko, 1st Place, Indonesia National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Playing football of Kara Tribe
Copyright: John Hantoro Pudjoko, 1st Place, Indonesia National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Monlam, Taktsang Lhamo Copyright: Christopher Roche, 1st Place, Ireland National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Monlam, Taktsang Lhamo
Copyright: Christopher Roche, 1st Place, Ireland National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cloud Gruidae Copyright: Wang Tai Ran (Steiner Wang) Winner, Taiwan, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cloud Gruidae
Copyright: Wang Tai Ran (Steiner Wang) Winner, Taiwan, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Vesturhorn, Iceland Copyright: Tasos Anestis , Winner, Greece, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Vesturhorn, Iceland
Copyright: Tasos Anestis , Winner, Greece, National Award, 2016, Sony, World, Photography, Awards

Image Name: Playing in Dusty Dusk Copyright: MD Tanveer Rohan, Winner, Bangladesh, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Playing in Dusty Dusk
Copyright: MD Tanveer Rohan, Winner, Bangladesh, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: The Stairway to Hell Copyright: Tino Solomon, Winner, UK, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: The Stairway to Hell
Copyright: Tino Solomon, Winner, UK, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Childhood Copyright: Ho Wing Ka Jimmi, Winner, Hong Kong, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Childhood
Copyright: Ho Wing Ka Jimmi, Winner, Hong Kong, National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Bataille díepaulettes (Battle of epaulettes) Copyright: Olympe Tits, 1st Place, Belgium National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Bataille díepaulettes (Battle of epaulettes)
Copyright: Olympe Tits, 1st Place, Belgium National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cuttlefish Aggregation Copyright: Scott Portelli, 1st Place, Australia National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Image Name: Cuttlefish Aggregation
Copyright: Scott Portelli, 1st Place, Australia National Award, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

  1. 1. Open Photographer of the Year winner
  2. 2. National Awards winners
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