The Youth competition of the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards, for those aged 12-19, recognises the next generation of talented young photographers.
The competition helps young photographers grow and flourish into the next stages of their careers. Judges are looking for good composition, creativity and clear photographs. This year, we are asking our young photographers to respond to the brief: Beauty
Closing date of the Youth competition: January 5, 2017 - 11:59pm GMT
Our editors will be choosing some of the best entries into the competition so far: