The World Photography Organisation and Zeiss are inviting photographers worldwide to enter the 2019 ZEISS Photography Award, which is now in its fourth year.

The 2019 brief is “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” and  the jury will be looking for photographers to push their creative boundaries by responding to the brief with exceptional images and a strong narrative.  Expert judges for the 2019 award include Simon Frederick (artist, photographer, director and broadcaster, UK), Shoair Mavlian (Director, Photoworks, UK) and Dagmar Seeland (Picture Editor, STERN Magazine, Germany).

The 2019 winner will receive €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses, €3,000 to cover travel costs for a photography project and the opportunity to personally work with ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. An award ceremony will take place on 17 April 2019 in London. The winning photos plus a selection of shortlisted works will be exhibited at Somerset House in London from 18 April – 6 May 2019. ZEISS will also invite the winner to the company headquarters in Germany, where they will get a peek behind the scenes of the ZEISS world and the opportunity to get to know its lenses. A shortlist of up to 15 photographers for the 2019 ZEISS Photography Award will be revealed on March 26, 2019, with one winner announced on April 9, 2019.

The ZEISS Photography Award is a joint collaboration between the World Photography

Organisation (creators of the Sony World Photography Awards and PHOTOFAIRS ) and ZEISS . The Award is free to enter and the deadline is February 8, 2019 at 13.00 GMT. Click here for more information.