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Here are 9 stunning entries to Sony's photography competition

Reindeer, bubbles, lightning and footballers are some of the subjects of the best photos that have been sent in so far.

THERE’S A MONTH left to enter the Sony World Photography Competition – and to mark the occasion, Sony has released a selection of images that have been submitted so far.

Prizes include $25,000 (around €21,150) for the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (around €4,200) for the overall Open Competition winner.

There will also be an exhibition held for the winners.

Past shortlisted photographer Simon Butterworth said, “It’s impossible to overstate the importance of this achievement to my career, the global coverage was amazing, in fact, interest in my work as a direct result of the awards continues to this day.”

If you fancy your chances, the deadline for entries is 4 January (it’s also free to enter).

Here’s a look at some of the most impressive entries so far:

 © Thomas Dymond, UK, Entry, Open, Portraiture

Sony awards Source: Sony

 © Pehuen Grotti, France, Entry, Open, Travel

Sony 2 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

 © Dmitry Tsaryov, Russia, Entry, Open, Portraiture

Sony 3 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Tom Inspires, UK, Entry, Open, Travel

Sony 4 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Robert Nzaou-Kissolo, Congo, Entry, Open, Portraits

Sony 5 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Martin Stranka, Czech Republic, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature

Sony 6 Source: , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Ales Krivec, Slovenia, Entry, Open, Landscape & Nature, 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

Sony 7 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

© Matheus Sovernigo, Brazil, Entry, Open, Culture

Sony 8 Source: 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

 © Анастасия Калошина, Russia, Entry, Open, Portraiture

Sony 9 Source: , 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

You can view more photographs released by the Sony World Photography Competition here.

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