Islamabad - In a rare show of excellence, three Pakistanis made their way to top 10 list of photographers in a photography competition in which over 200,000 entries have been made from 186 countries across the globe.

Zohaib Tariq in cultural-youth category, Shahzad Khan Tajik (portrait youth), Khumail Rizvi (environment youth) are among the top 10 of their respective categories.

The 2016 Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, has received entries in professional, open and youth categories. A record-breaking 230,103 images were submitted this year, from 186 countries. The total number of entries received by the Sony World Photography Awards since its launch has now crossed the figure of one million. All those leading in their respective categories were featured by international media and newspapers like Guardian and Times Magazine had given them wide coverage and encouraged the participants especially youth for coming up with awesome photographs. Prize of $5000 dollars will be awarded to the winner of Open Category and Sony Camera to all the winners of each category. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on April 21.

Shortlisted photographers will show their work in London as part of the awards exhibition in April and May in prestigious Somerset House London and their work will be published in the 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards book.