Here it is, the winners of the 2016 Photographer of the Year.
The 2016 Photographer of the Year, presented by Panasonic, was open to amateur photographers in both Australia and New Zealand and offered the largest prize pool in the history of the competion with cash and prizes of $34,000 up for grabs.
The competition was judged by 14 of our finest professional photographers, Drew Hopper, Justin Gilligan, Tamara Dean, Sally Brownbill, Darran Leal, Tobias Titz, Anthony McKee, Nick Meildonis, Paul Hoelen, Steve and Ann Toon, Tanya Stollznow, Douwe Dijkstra, and Rohan Kelly. You can read more about them here.
Below are the portfolios of the winners. To see the runners up, top 20 list for each category, and full judges' comments, get yourself a copy of the February issue of Australian Photography magazine. It's out now.