After recently revealing a massively impressive shortlist, the Sony World Photography Awards has announced the winners in its Open competition celebrating the best single images taken in the past twelve months. Spread across ten varied categories, these incredible images present a magnificently diverse snapshot of the art of photography in 2019.

The Sony World Photography Awards is undeniably one of the largest and most influential photography competitions in the world today. The Awards are spread across categories including Travel, Landscape and Culture, with entries split between Open and Professional competitions. The Open competition celebrates the art of a single image, while the Professional competition evaluates larger portfolios of work comprising between five and ten images.

This first wave of winning images concentrates on entries in the Open competition, with ten single category winners presented alongside 62 National Award winners, recognizing the best overall submissions from individual countries.

In April, alongside the Professional winners announcement, the competition will reveal an overall photographer of the year, but ahead of that take a look at some of the spectacular category and National Awards winners in our gallery.

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