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February 9, 2022

World Photography Organisation and Sony World Photography announces National Awards 2022


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Photo: Polar Bear Cub. Photographer: Jenny Zhao. Year: 2022. Country: USA. A polar bear cub is staring wistfully into the distance. Shot in Canada in November 2021. Copyright © Jenny Zhao, United States of America. Winner, National Awards, Natural World & Wildlife, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards.


London, February 09, 2022 — The World Photography Organisation and the Sony United States have announced Jenny Zhao as the United States National Award winner for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022.

The National Awards program is an initiative set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony to support local photographic communities worldwide, with 61 countries taking part this year.

Photographers from 211 territories submitted over 340,000 images to the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. Over 170,000 photos made entry to the Open competition for the National Awards.

Jenny Zhao was anonymously selected by judges for her photograph Polar Bear Cub, entered into the Natural World & Wildlife category of the Open competition. The image depicts a polar bear cub staring wistfully into the distance, shot in Canada in November 2021.

Jenny Zhao is an Amateur wildlife photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts. Her striking images of nature feature in leading international wildlife publications.

Commenting on her win Zhao said: It is such an honor for my photo of a polar bear cub in Hudson Bay, Canada, shortlisted for the National Award in Sony World Photography Awards 2022.

As the United States’ National Award winner, Jenny Zhao receives Sony digital imaging equipment and gets included in the Sony World Photography Awards exhibition and book.

• This year’s National Award Winners are:

Source: World Photography Organisation

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