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National Awards winners revealed for 2016 Sony World Photography Awards

Press release   •   Mar 15, 2016 01:01 CET

  • 60 winners from across the world – highlighting local photographic talent
  • Winning images to be shown at Somerset House, London 24 April – 10 May
  • Images available for publication at

Local photographic talent has today been given a global platform by the world’s biggest photography competition, the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

The awards, produced by the World Photography Organisation, present the winners of its National Awards programme, designed to uncover the best single shot taken by a local photographer across 60 countries.

Individual National Awards ran across the four corners of the world – from Argentina to Australia, Russia to Vietnam – and the entries were taken from the ten categories of the Sony World Photography Awards’ Open competition.

An expert panel of judges led by the World Photography Organisation has rewarded a huge variety of work from across the 60 winners – from stunning shots of wildlife to beautiful portraits, classic architectural images to recognisable scenes of daily life.

The full list of individual winners is below.

All the 2016 National Awards winners have received the latest digital imaging equipment from Sony to help them continue their photographic journeys and will be exhibited as part of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London from 22nd April – 8 May. In addition, over half of the winners will be flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awards gala ceremony to see their work exhibited and extend their photographic networks.

Since launching in 2012, the National Awards programme has grown from eight participating countries to sixty, making it unique in its scope and reach. Previous winners of the National Awards have been their work published internationally and used the recognition as a door into the photographic industry.

The Sony World Photography Awards is free to enter for all. The 2017 edition - the 10th anniversary of the competition - will open on 1st June 2017.

For further details about specific country winners or about the awards please contact:

Jill Cotton, Senior Press Manager / Kristine Bjørge, PR / +44 (0) 20 7886 3043

  • Images from the shortlist are available to download at
  • If using on social media please #SWPA and tag @WorldPhotoOrg
  • Argentina - María Virginia Mosconi
  • Australia - Scott Portelli
  • Austria - Stefan Thaler
  • Bangladesh - MD Tanveer Rohan
  • Belgium - Olympe Tits
  • Bulgaria – Krasimir Matarov
  • Canada - Kathryn Mussallem
  • Central America - Gabriel Solis Carmona
  • Chile - Eduardo Minte Hess
  • China - Longxiang Xie
  • Colombia - Yessenia Mildreth Vasquez López
  • Croatia - Petar Sabol
  • Czech Republic - Martin Rak
  • Denmark + Iceland - Jacob Jepsen
  • Ecuador - Víctor Vargas
  • Egypt - Hady Geneidi
  • Estonia - Andrei Reinol
  • Finland - Matti Virtanen
  • France - Elie Kauffmann
  • Germany - Daniel Fleischhacker
  • Greece - Tasos Anestis
  • Hungary - Imre Potyó
  • Hong Kong - Ho Wing Ka Jimmi
  • India – Abhijit Banerjee
  • Indonesia - John Hantoro Pudjoko
  • Ireland - Christopher Roche
  • Italy - Christian Massari
  • Japan - Kei Nomiyama
  • Kenya - Otieno Nyadimo
  • Korea - Changhun Lee
  • Latvia - Jānis Paļulis
  • Lithuania - Darius Jakubauskas
  • Malaysia - Khairel Anuar Che Ani
  • Mexico – Silvia Andrade
  • Myanmar - Kyaw Bo Bo Han
  • Netherlands - Max van Son
  • New Zealand – Miriam Strong
  • Norway - Arnfinn Johansen
  • Peru - José Alberto Sotomayor Jiménez
  • Peurto Rico - Fabiola Morales
  • Philippines - Manuel Jose Sungahid
  • Poland - Bartosz Haduch
  • Portugal - Adriano Neves
  • Romania - Cristina Venedict
  • Russia - Andrey Narchuk
  • Singapore - Kajan Madrasmail
  • Serbia – Đjani Bardoti
  • Slovakia - Peter Svoboda
  • Slovenia - Andrej Tarfila
  • Spain - Pedro Diaz Molins
  • Sweden - Nils Olof Wendel
  • Switzerland - Eric Madeja
  • Taiwan - Wang Tai Ran
  • Thailand - Chaiyot Chanyam
  • Turkey - Burak Şenbak
  • Ukraine - Igor Leonidović
  • United Kingdom - Tino Solomon
  • United States - Mark Fulinara
  • Venezuela - Enzo Caraballo
  • Vietnam – Minh Thanh Ngô


  • The National Awards programme launched in 2012
  • 230,103 images were entered in total to the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards:

127,098 Professional entries; 95,541 Open entries and 7,464 Youth entries images

  • 173,444 images were entered to the 2015 awards
  • Total number of entries since the awards launched in 2007: 1,097,012

Sony World Photography Awards forthcoming announcements

  • 29th March – Open and Youth category winners announced
  • 21st April – Professional/Open/Student/Youth Photographers of the Year announced plus Professional category winners

About World Photography Organisation The World Photography Organisation is a home where photography is celebrated and the art of the photographer is recognised. Working with professional, enthusiast and student photographers alike, the World Photography Organisation provides a global platform across the photographic industry to not only to raise the level of conversation around the subject, but to increase awareness and appreciation of this artform. The World Photography Organisation hosts a year-round portfolio of industry and public events including: the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s largest photography competition and accompanying global exhibition; the World Photography Organisation Student Focus Programme, inspiring and working with the next generation of photographers, Photo Shanghai, Asia Pacific’s premier art fair dedicated to photography, and Photo San Francisco, America's new international art fair for contemporary photography. For more information please visit

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