Each year the “Sony World Photography“, a competition open to photographers from all walks of life, celebrates its eleventh edition this year. Several categories are represented, including “architecture”, “landscape”, or “sport”. A special award is given at each edition to the most outstanding photographer. This year it was Alys Tomlinson for his series “Ex-Voto”. Winning photographers are then invited in London to receive their awards during the annual ceremony. They are subsequently exposed to the “Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition” which takes place during the spring in London.

Here is a selection of award-winning photographs.

Balazs Gardi, 1st place in the Sport category

Tom Oldham, 1st place in the Portraiture category

Mitch Dobrowner, 2nd place in the category Natural World

Rohan Reilly, 2nd place in the Landscape category

Eduardo Castaldo, 3rd place in the Creative category

Frederik Lerneryd, 1st place in the category Contemporary Issues

Edgar Martins, 2nd place in the Architecture category

Alys Tomlinson, Photographer of the Year