World Photography Organisation is calling for entries to the third edition of the ZEISS Photography Award, which opened overnight. Entries will close on February 6, 2018.

The competition asks photographers to respond to a set brief and is designed to challenge the creative boundaries of those entering. The 2018 brief, “Seeing Beyond – Untold Stories”, requires photographers to present a strong series of five to ten images that look beyond the ordinary and every day.   “Untold Stories” is intended to be understood in its broadest sense – the work could explore a familiar theme told from a different perspective or it could address an issue that has previously had little attention.  All forms of photography are welcome and judges are specifically looking for series of works that have a strong narrative.  The ‘Untold Story’ that the photographer presents must be visually clear in the submitted images.

Entry details and the terms and conditions for the competition can be found at

One winner and a shortlist of up to ten talented photographers will be announced on April 3, 2018.   The winner will receive:

  • €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses
  • €3,000 travel expenses to complete a photography project of their choice in the location of their choice.
  • A day at the ZEISS Headquarters in Germany including comprehensive lens training and a tour including the ZEISS museum
  • Exposure across both World Photography Organisation and ZEISS platforms
  • The winner will be flown to London to attend an award ceremony on April 19, 2018

Winning images, as well as selected shortlisted photographers, will be shown alongside the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House in London, from April 20 – May 6, 2018.