The Winners Of The Sony World Photography Contest

Published March 19, 2014
Updated January 16, 2018

A Swede jumps out of a plane

This year, the Sony World Photography Contest received an astonishing 139,554 image entries. Ranging from the beautiful to the desolate, the humane to the ultimately alien, judges sifted through hundreds of thousands of technically immaculate and artistically stunning representations of the world’s various corners. While the official award ceremony won’t be held until April 30th in London, we’re giving you a sneak peek at some of our personal favorite entries.


A delicate hummingbird in Colombia

Indonesia Man Animals

A man participates in cow racing, a common event in Indonesia


Indonesian children arm wrestling

Boxing Still

Boxers swipe blows in Auckland

Chile Man Flowers

A street musician wandering about Chile

Sony World Photography Contest Lightning

Lightning over the Nordic skies

Mud Mourning

Shiite Iranians get muddy in Bijar during the Imam Hussein mourning ceremonies

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox holds a Master's in International Affairs from The New School as well as a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, and now serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield. Her work as a writer has also appeared on DNAinfo.