International Photographer of the Year 2016 – Winners Announced!

14 February 2017


Selected from 3870 entries photographer Jens Juul (Denmark) was chosen as the professional grand-prize winner of the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo contest. His photo series entitled: „Six Degrees of Copenhagen” has won $2500 cash prize and the title International Photographer of the Year 2016.

Jens Juul (Denmark) – Six Degrees of Copenhagen – Grand Prize – International People Photographer of the Year 2016

In amateur category photographer Tugo Cheng (Hong Kong) was chosen as the International Discovery of the Year 2016 and has won $1500 in cash prize for his series titled: „Coastal Geometries”.

Tugo Cheng (Hong Kong) – Coastal Geometries – Grand Prize – International Fine Art Discovery of the Year 2016

IPOTY creates new opportunities to showcase the best photographic work and introduce leading talents to the world of contemporary photography. We celebrate creativity and ambition, and we support artists to develop and present their work through competition. Our annual competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike. The overall winners, category winners, and those who are commended will have their work showcased to a global audience by our media partners.

Website: iphotographeroftheyear.com

Ben Thomas (Australia) – Chroma II – International Architectural Photographer of the Year 2016

Fierz Ralph Edward (Switzerland) – The Swiss Alps oldest glaciers is being protected from melting – International Nature Photographer of the Year 2016

Luka Lukasiak (Poland) – Junk Generation – International People Discovery of the Year 2016

Martina Zanin (Italy) – Rinnegato – International Open Category Discovery of the Year 2016

Marzena Kolarz (Poland) – ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia) – International Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2016

Patrick Ems (Switzerland) – Crescendo – International Nature Discovery of the Year 2016

Sandra Hoyn (Germany) – The Longings of the Others – International Editorial Photographer of the Year 2016

Tugo Cheng (Hong Kong) – Boundary – International Architectural Discovery of the Year 2016