ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”


ZEISS today launches a prestigious international photography contest in cooperation with the World Photography Organisation. “Seeing Beyond” – expanding horizons and achieving one’s own ambitions – is the name of the new ZEISS Photography Award. It gives photographers the opportunity to showcase their talent to a distinguished jury and international audience. Participants can submit a series of three to ten images for this year’s theme “Meaningful Places”. The ZEISS Photography Award 2016 runs in parallel to the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition. Both contests are organized by the World Photography Organisation (WPO). WPO stresses the artistic intention of all submitted works, and ZEISS wants to support this goal with the new award. “For more than 125 years, ZEISS lenses have been writing history: they are creative tools for the most sophisticated photo and film artists and they documented pioneer achievements of mankind, such as the first moon landing in 1969,” said Dr. Winfried Scherle, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the ZEISS Business Group Consumer Optics. “ Find out more here.


One winner will:

Receive €15,000 (Euros) worth of ZEISS lenses

Covered trip to the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards ceremony in London

Have the option of working with ZEISS Be announced to media worldwide

Receive exposure on the WPO website

Be exhibited, alongside other selected contest images, at Somerset House, London, from 22nd April – 8th May 2016