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Sony World Photography Awards

Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt.

The Sony World Photography Awards is the largest photo competition in the world. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception.

One of the contest’s top honors is the National Award. For this particular award, photographers are judged against others from their country of origin, regardless of which of the 10 categories the photo was submitted to. This creates competition across various “open” categories, including portraits, architecture, nature, still life, and travel. Ultimately, the panel of judges must choose the best photo from each country, regardless of its subject matter.

 There are 66 qualifying countries, and awards are given to first-, second-, and third-place winners.

Ahead, see the 66 first-place winners of this year’s National Awards. Captions include where the photographer is from — which is not necessarily where the photo was taken — along with their name.

Slovenia, Aleš Komovec

Indonesia, Fajar Kristianto

Portugal, Luís Godinho

Province Of China, Jim Chen Taiwan

Switzerland, Alessandra Meniconzi

Norway, Henning S. Pettersen

Malaysia, Jian Seng Soh

Thailand, Polpich Komson

Slovakia, Peter Svoboda

Mexico, Tania Franco Klein

Poland, Arek Rataj

Hong Kong, Chun Kin Tong, TOMY

Vietnam, Ngoc Mai Nguyen

India, Nikunj Rathod

Spain, Santos Moreno Villar

Colombia, Camilo Diaz

United States of American, Argus Paul Estabrook

Russian Federation, Alexander Vinogradov

Latvia, Katerina Annenkova

Netherlands, Ewa Cwikla

New Zealand, Miriam Strong

Greece, Constantinos Sofikitis

Republic Of Korea, Seung Jong Lee

Ecuador, Cesar Augusto Gaitan Cortez

Belgium, Katrijn Van Giel

Romania, Alex Andriesi

Panama, Jonatan Banista

Saudi Arabia, Khalid Alsabt

Egypt, Mohamed Roushdy Eldor

Kenya, Austin Odunga

Venezuela, Kala Madriz

Cambodia, Ly Min

Hungary, Edina Csoboth

Czech Republic, Simona Nalepkova

Chile, Francisco Ubilla

Germany, Ralph Gräf

Sweden, Andreas Hemb

Peru, Carloman Macidiano Céspedes Riojas

Australia, Evan George

France, Josselin Cornou

Italy, Salvatore Mazzeo

Estonia, Annela Samuel

Bangladesh, Mohammad Amir Hamja

Ukraine, Zani Arkadina

Qatar, Firos Syed

Canada, Harley Yang

Finland, Antti Hallakorpi

Myanmar, Kyaw Win Hlaing

Denmark, Lise Johansson

Philippines, Mark L. Vicente

Japan, Homare Hamada

Turkey, Emrah Karako

Pakistan, Shabir Mian

Ireland, Bernard Ward

Sri Lanka, Deveni Nishantha Manjula

United Kingdom, Tim Cornbill

Austria, Julian Walkner

Argentina, Jose Maria Perez Nuez

Croatia, Petar Sabol

Serbia, Jelena Jankovi

Lithuania, Tadas Kazakevicius

United Arab Emirates, Mustafa Jindi

Singapore, Lester Koh Meng Hua

Bulgaria, Ivan Miladinov

China, Jianguo Gong

Nepal, Shashanka Chitrakar

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