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Travel Back To Meaningful Places With The Carl Zeiss Photo Competition

Travel Back To Meaningful Places With The Carl Zeiss Photo Competition

For the second year in a row, ZEISS has announced the start of its photography competition, returning to the theme of Meaningful Places.

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For the second year ZEISS is offering photographers the chance to showcase their skills in a all new photo competition. Much like last year, the theme is Meaningful Places.

“We have decided to stick with last year’s theme so that we can continue telling the story,” says Winfried Scherle from ZEISS. “‘Meaningful Places’ allows creativity and personal perspectives to roam free.”

Entrants have a chance to win amazing prizes such as lenses, money and an all expenses paid trip to England to join the “Sony World Photography Awards”. Combine that with the chance to work with Zeiss directly and having your photos held on display at Somerset House’s renowned Art & Culture Centre in London, you know the competition will be of the highest quality. The award ceremony will take place on 20 April 2017 at the Sony World Photography Awards in London.

If you think you have what it takes to win please read the full article below, and be sure to visit Lenspire.Zeiss.com/en/2017ZeissPhotographyAward

 

Enter the 2017 ZEISS Photo Competition Now

“Meaningful Places” is the theme of this year’s ZEISS Photography Award.

©Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Germany, 2016 ZEISS Photography Award
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©Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Germany, 2016 ZEISS Photography Award

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For the second time, photographers have the chance to showcase their skills before a renowned jury and an international audience. The winner will be announced in March 2017 and the award ceremony will take place on 20 April 2017 at the Sony World Photography Awards in London.

Submit your photo series by 7 February 2017

For further details about the ZEISS Photography Award, the Terms and Conditions of Participation, and to apply, please visit:

www.zeiss.com/photo/wpo (English)
www.zeiss.de/photo/wpo (German)

You are invited to submit a series of 5 to 10 images you think capture this theme at:www.worldphoto.org/zeiss-camera-lenses/2017/zeiss.

The theme: Meaningful Places

“We have decided to stick with last year’s theme so that we can continue telling the story,” says Winfried Scherle from ZEISS. “‘Meaningful Places’ allows creativity and personal perspectives to roam free.

© Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Germany, ZEISS Photography Award 2016

Different perspectives are just as welcome as free interpretation: “You could present places with social or historical significance, or personal, emotional or aesthetic value – or even all of the above.”

What can you win?

The three jury members, international experts from the world of photography, assess all the submissions. The winner can look forward to fantastic prizes: he/she will receive ZEISS camera lenses to the value of €12,000, and €3,000 to put towards a photo trip. The award ceremony will take place on 20 April 2017 at the Sony World Photography Awards in London. Travel expenses will be covered.

The winning photos, as well as a selection of other images from the competition, will be on display at the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition at Somerset House’s renowned Art & Culture Centre in London from 21 April to 7 May 2017. The winner will also get the chance to work with ZEISS on a one-to-one basis.

© Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Germany, ZEISS Photography Award 2016

22,000 submissions from 116 countries in 2015

The ZEISS Photography Award will take place during the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition. Both competitions are run by the World Photography Organisation. In 2016 more than 3,000 photographers from 116 countries submitted a total of 22,000 photos for the ZEISS Photography Award. Tamina-Florentine Zuch from Hanover was named the winner with a photo series of her train trip through India.

Indien / Kota Junction (Rajasthan) - Margao (Goa) Jährlich sterben tausende Inder durch Zugunglücke. Durch Zusammenstöße mit anderen Zügen, Fahrzeugen oder Tieren, Entgleisungen, beim Überqueren der Bahngleise und ein großer Teil von ihnen am eigenen Übermut. Ein Trend hat sich vor allem unter jungen Männern breit gemacht: Das Aufspringen auf fahrende Züge oder sich bei voller Fahrt soweit wie möglich aus den offenen Zugtüren hinauszulehnen. Schlimm geht es aus wenn dem Adrenalinrausch plötzlich Stromleitungen, Bäume oder eine Tunnelmauer im Wege sind.
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© Tamina-Florentine Zuch, Germany, ZEISS Photography Award 2016

Dates at a glance

11 October 2016: Competition open for submissions

7 February 2017: Competition closed for submissions

28 February 2017: Shortlist published

14 March 2017: Winner announced

20 April 2017: Gala dinner in London

 

For further details about the ZEISS Photography Award, the Terms and Conditions of Participation, and to apply, please click here: www.worldphoto.org/zeiss-camera-lenses/2017/zeiss

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