2017 EyeEm Photography Awards Announces Top 100 Finalists

The EyeEm Photography Awards has announced the 100 finalists for this year’s competition. The program, now in its 4th year, received entries from over 88,000 photographers with total submissions approaching 600,000 — making it the largest photo contest in the world.

There are 5 categories: The Photojournalist, The Architect, The Great Outdoors, The Portraitist, and The Street Photographer. The top 100 will be published in a special edition EyeEm magazine and category winners will receive a new smartphone. The Grand Prize is a trip to the EyeEm Festival & Awards in Berlin, a renowned photographer mentorship, and new camera gear.

The EyeEm Photography Festival takes place in Berlin on September 15-17, 2017. It will feature helpful photography workshops, portfolio reviews, and insightful talks from leading photographers and creatives in the visual space. Winners of the contest will be announced during a special awards ceremony at the festival.

Here are 20 of the finalist photos separated into the different categories. See all 100 of them on the EyeEm Photography Festival & Awards website.

The Photo Journalist

Md. Enamul Kabir – Traveling by train in Bangladesh, India during the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan

Md. Enamul Kabir - bangladesh india train

Daren Mauree – GRIFFON boat fire, April 2017

Daren Mauree - griffon boat fire

Kimberly dela Cruz – Crime scene in Pasay City, Philippines

Kimberly dela - Cruz crime scene philippines

Ramin Mazur – Republic of Moldova inmates performing ‘Hamlet’

Ramin Mazur - inmate republic of moldova hamlet

Ritesh Shukla – Rupesh Kuma suffering from Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria in Hanumanganj, India

Ritesh Shukla - Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria

The Architect

Jeremy Cheung – Hong Kong

Jeremy Cheung - hong kong

Claudia Solano – Santiago Calatrava’s City of Art and Sciences in Valencia, Spain

Claudia Solano - art and sciences valencia spain

Scott Firestone – Chicago

scott firestone - chicago

The Great Outdoors

Zane Jēkabsone – Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland

Zane Jēkabsone - Sólheimasandur airplane wreckage in Iceland

Masaki Sato – Camping on Mt.Tsubakurodake in Japan

Masaki Sato - camping mt tsubakurodake

Guiga Pirá – Marine conservation campaign in Mexico

Guiga Pirá- marine conservation campaign

Michael Lynch – Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah on a snowy day

Michael Lynch - bingham canyon mine utah

Michael Schauer – Stokknes, Iceland

Michael Schauer - stokksnes iceland

The Portraitist

Adeolu Osibodu – Nigeria

Adeolu Osibodu - ogun state nigeria portrait

David Schulman – Atlanta

David Schulman - three girls in atlanta

Joanne Coates – Scotland

Joanne Coates - orkney scotland portrait

The Street Photographer

Francis Malapris – Paris, France

Francis Malapris - paris france portrait

Jatuporn Pateepaparnee – On the streets of Nonthaburi, Thailand

Jatuporn Pateepaparnee - nonthaburi thailand

Julie Hrudova – Tokyo, Japan

Julie Hrudova - toykyo japan activities

Pau Buscató – London, UK

Pau Buscató - birds in london