If you were among the thousand-odd people who chose to leave entering your best shots into our Photo Comp until the dying hours, well done.
You slid through the doors right at the last minute, and who knows? Could be the best $5K decision you ever made.
If you didn’t enter any shots, that’s alright too. Because you can now enjoy the fruits of everyone else’s labour, and have a little peek at some of our favourite shots that cropped up throughout the comp below.
Does their inclusion right here mean they’ve taken out the top prize? No, but maybe. For that, you’ll have to stay tuned as we reveal all of our shortlist finalists in the weeks to come, followed by the six winners on the night of our Sydney and LA Photo Annual launch parties in December (stay tuned for details).
Enjoy some incredible entries across the Lifestyle, Portrait, Action, Student, Travel and Music categories below, and a huge thanks to everyone who decided to shoot their best shot and go in the running—you’ve made choosing the six winners an absolute nightmare— and our sponsors Hurley, Wanaka Tourism, New Era, Canon Australia, Huffer and Danner.