This year's World Sports Photography Awards Winners Announcement is just around the corner. On Thursday 20 June we reveal the most compelling sports photographs that have captured the essence of athleticism, emotion, and the human spirit embodied in sport.

The World Sports Photography Awards celebrates the exceptional talent and creativity of sports photographers from around the globe. Over 1,400 photographers from 83 countries have entered this year’s awards submitting more than 10,000 images.

This year’s 25 winning images span a diverse range of sports disciplines, from heart-stopping action shots to powerful images that encapsulate the essence of teamwork and perseverance, from elite athletes to grass-roots. These visuals will enhance your sports coverage and leave a lasting impact on your audience.

World Sports Photography Awards

Nothing captures the emotion of sports like photography. World Sport Photography Awards celebrates the best sports photography by the best sports photographers. With images from over 30 different sports, from elite to grass roots, the World Sports Photography Awards tell compelling stories of the emotion, passion, athleticism and focus that are at the heart of sport.

Now in its 5th edition, The World Sports Photography Awards are the only global awards for sport photography. Entered by the world’s best sports photographers, judged by leading figures from sport, media, politics, brand and creative. Designed to recognise and celebrates incredible sports images and the photographers who take them.

See this year finalists