ZEISS Photography Award 2018 Competition

Deadline: 06 February 2018
Open to: photographers from around the world
Award: the winner will receive 12,000 EUR worth of ZEISS lenses, 3,000 EUR travel expenses to complete a photography project


The third edition of the ZEISS Photography Award recently opened for entries, with a new brief for 2018: “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”.

Winning images, as well as selected shortlisted photographers, will be shown alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London, from 20 April — 6 May, 2018.

“Untold Stories” is intended to be understood in its broadest sense – 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 ‘Untold Story’ that the photographer presents must be visually clear in the submitted images.

The 2017 ZEISS Photography Award attracted more than 30,000 images from photographers from 132 countries.


  • Photographers from around the world are invited to submit their best series of work to present a look beyond the ordinary and every day;
  • No entry fee is required.


One winner and a shortlist of up to ten talented photographers will be announced. The winner will receive: 12,000 Euro worth of ZEISS lenses3,000 Euro 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, invitation to attend the exhibition of the winning work and more.

How to apply?

In order to apply follow this link.

For more information please visit the official website.

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