The 100 To Watch: The 2019 EyeEm Awards Finalists Announced!

By EyeEm Team - 3 min read

With 1 million submissions, this year’s EyeEm Awards has upheld its title of the largest photography competition out there. Our jury put together their creative expertise to select just 100 finalists, and today we get to reveal that highly anticipated list.

Since its debut in 2010, The EyeEm Awards has kept the same goal - highlight emerging talent from around the globe. This year was no exception, as we saw a jaw-dropping 1 million submissions, covering more than 100,000 photographers in over 150 countries!

For the past month our jury, including top photographers and representatives from Nike, Magnum Photos, Adobe, and more, have been working hard to decide on a shortlist of 100 outstanding images.

Featuring 10 photos from each category, the collection of finalists are a glimpse into the incredible work we’ve seen submitted for #EyeEmAwards19.

About The Collection of 100 Finalist Images

From Buddhist temple gatherings in China to packed subways in Japan, portraits captured at Everest base camp to action shots from a skatepark in South Africa. The collection of finalist’s images represent the diversity and intricacy of the photography industry.

For our team of curators, it was essential to create opportunities for photographers of all levels to contribute their creativity this platform. So, no matter what it was shot on, or where it was shot, each selected images tell unique and powerful stories, each with their own take on the world we live in.

The winner of each category, plus The EyeEm Photographer of The Year, will be announced at this year’s Ceremony as part of Berlin Photo Week. Tickets are still available for the three-day conference being hosted in Berlin’s iconic Kraftwerk. Find out more about the packed out program and get your tickets before they sell out here.

You can see the full 100-image collection here!

#EyeEmAwards19 Submissions

For this year’s awards we featured 10 unique categories. Introducing 2 for the very first time, and seeing some trusty favorites return with more submissions than ever before. We partnered with a brands such as Red Bull Illume, Canon, and MPB, to introduce new prizes that will were all about equipping you with the gear and opportunities needed to take your photography career to the next level.

  • The Architect: 84k + submissions
  • The Great Outdoors - Presented by Red Bull Illume: 162k+ submissions
  • The Photojournalist - Presented by Magnum Photos: 51k+ submissions
  • The Portraitist: 91k+ submissions
  • The Street Photographer - Presented by Canon: 97k+ submissions
  • The Creative - Presented by Skylum Software: 53k+ submissions
  • The Traveler - Presented by MPB: 161k+ submissions
  • The Minimalist: 110k+ submissions
  • The Mobile Photographer (new) : 186k+ submissions
  • The Foodie (new): 58k+ submissions
  • See the full collection of finalists on the official EyeEm Awards website.

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    Close-up of sad young woman looking away
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    Scenic view of sea against clear sky
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    Buy your tickets to Berlin Photo Week here to be the first to see the 2019 EyeEm Awards Grand Prize Winners and the next Photographer of The Year announced at the official Awards Ceremony and after-party!