2017 Zeiss Photography Award Open

2017 Zeiss Photography Award Open

© Tamina Florentin Zuch, Germany, Winner, 2016 Zeiss Photography Award

Thornwood, NY—Zeiss and the World Photography Organization launched the 2017 Zeiss Photography Award, giving photographers the chance to showcase their skills before a renowned jury and international audience.

The international photography competition began in 2016.  Each year, the Zeiss Photography Award, Seeing Beyond, will have a different theme that photographers are free to interpret. ZeissLogo.jpg

Photographers can submit a series of 5–10 images capturing this year’s theme “Meaningful Places,” at worldphoto.org by February 7, 2017. The winner and also a short list will be announced March 2017. In addition, the awards ceremony will be held April 2017.

“The Zeiss Photography Award challenges photographers by asking them to consider a theme that has purposefully been designed to be interpreted in multiple ways. The high quality of entries received in the inaugural year set the benchmark. I look forward to seeing the creative responses from photographers worldwide to the theme,” said Scott Gray, CEO, WPO.

Zeiss Award and the WPO


Zeiss hosts the annual competition along with the World Photo Organization. The WPO is a global platform for photography initiatives. The WPO works across up to 180 countries. Furthermore, its aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.

WPO prides itself on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as industry-leading partners around the world.

WPO also partners with Sony to present the Sony World Photography Awards each year. zeiss.com