Sony's 2017’s World Photography Contest

The Sony World Photography Awards bring us the most awe-inspiring photos from around the globe every year, and 2017's freshly announced winners are sure to leave you speechless.

The competition hands awards out to 4 different categories; Professional (body of work), open (single images), youth (photographers aged 12-19), and student focus. National Awards are also presented to one photo from each participating country. Depending on the category, winners take home cash prizes, Sony digital imaging equipment, and the opportunity the have their photo featured in an exhibition. Sony's 2017 exhibition for winning photos is set to take place in London.