With over 590,000 submissions from around the globe, the 2017 EyeEm Awards are once again the World’s largest photography competition.

From May 3 to June 15, photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds were invited to submit their best images through the EyeEm web platform and app in order to participate in the 2017 EyeEm Awards. With more than 590,000 submissions from over 88,000 photographers in 150 different countries, this year’s awards are once again the world’s largest photography competition.

An international jury with representatives from National Geographic, VII Photo Agency, Refinery29, BBC and others, has chosen the top 20 photographs from each of five categories to be exhibited at the 2017 EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards in Berlin September 15-17, where the category winners and Photographer of the Year will be announced. Furthermore, the Photographer of the Year will receive a trip to Berlin for the Festival, a mentorship program throughout the year by senior photo editors, and all winners will get featured, exhibited and published on a global scale.

The fourth annual EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards is presented in partnership with Canon. The event will be held September 15 – 17, 2017 at Radialsystem V in Berlin, Germany. You can get your tickets and further information here.

Some images from the finalists and their stories ca be found below. All finalist photographs are now available for public on: eyeem.com/awards

Kimberly dela Cruz - The Photojournalist
The Photojournalist – Kimberly dela Cruz, taken in Pasay City, Philippines – 16-year-old AJ mourns at the crime scene where his neighbor Antonio Perez has been shot by unidentified assailants on January 3, 2017 outside their shanty in Pasay City, Manila. Perez works in the barangay and treated AJ like a son.
Claudia-Solano - The Architect
The Architect – Claudia Solano, taken in Valencia, Spain – Santiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain
Masaki Sato - The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors – Masaki Sato, taken in Nagano, Japan – Camping on Mt.Tsubakurodake in Japan at night
Md. Enamul Kabir - The Photojournalist
The Photojournalist – Md. Enamul Kabir, taken in Bangladesh, India – Every year during EID festival, the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan, lots of people leave Dhaka city to see family. Due to a shortage of trains for a large number of people, it’s tough and risky to travel. In this photo, the parent was trying to get his child off the train, as they could not get off due to the mass of people getting on.
Michael Lynch - The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors – Michael Lynch, taken at Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, USA – Bingham Canyon on a snowy day
Zane Jekabsone - The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors – Zane Jēkabsone, taken in Skogar, Iceland – This photo was taken at the Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland, the site of an abandoned U.S. Navy Douglas Super DC-3 airplane. The plane was forced to crash land on the black sand beach of Sólheimasandur in 1973.
Michael Schauer - The Great Outdoors
The Great Outdoors – Michael Schauer, taken at Stokknes, Iceland – Stokksnes is one of the most iconic places in Iceland with the mountains Vestrahorn and Eytrahorn cradling a beach of black sand, created by never ending waves and winds.
Pau Buscató - The Street Photographer
The Street Photographer – Pau Buscató, taken in London, UK – “This photo is part of the Street Photography series ‘Hopscotch,’ an in-progress body of work that emerges from my strong need to play with the every day.”
Scott Firestone - The Architect
The Architect – Scott Firestone, taken over Chicago, IL, USA

All photographs © by the respective photographers.


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