Nearly 140,000 entries were received for this years competition from photographers in 166 countries.
There were three main categories; Professional, Open and Youth, and the shortlist chosen covers a wide range of topics and styles.
The judges found within the submissions many stories that force the viewer to find something surprising within the everyday. Well-documented scenes were approached with fresh and ground-breaking photography styles and are set to inspire other photographers around the world.
Below is a selection of the work shortlisted, to find the full list visit their Official Site.