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Stunning shortlisted entries in the world’s first Instagram photography contest revealed

From a striking portrait of a woman carrying a fish bowl on her head, to an Arsenal fan enthusiastically celebrating a goal, these striking images are in the running to be crowned the world’s best Instagram photo. 

The second annual Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs) judges the best snaps shared on the social network across categories including fashion, festivals, travel and pets. 

It saw over 100,000 entries since opening in July, which judges have whittled down to a shortlist of 200, some of which we have shared below. 

The winners will be announced in London on 10 October. The overall winner will take home a £5,000 cash prize. 

Scroll down to discover some of the remarkable snaps looking to take home the title… 

A bearded man sitting cross-legged on a newspaper

Because a selfie just won’t cut it! A striking portrait of an unidentified woman (pictured left) carrying a fish bowl on her head, and an unknown bearded man sitting cross-legged on a newspaper (pictured right) are among the stunning images all vying to win Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs)

Now that's what you call a balancing act! An acrobatic fisherman stands on one leg on Inle Lake, in Myanmar, as the sun sets. The Intha fishermen have a unique way of paddling and use only one leg to row their boats, believing it will give them a better view of the waters

Now that’s what you call a balancing act! An acrobatic fisherman stands on one leg on Inle Lake, in Myanmar, as the sun sets. The Intha fishermen have a unique way of paddling and use only one leg to row their boats, believing it will give them a better view of the waters

A baby is submerged in water at an undisclosed location. The Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs) sees devoted Instagram users showcasing their skills in categories including fashion, festivals, travel and pets

A baby is submerged in water at an undisclosed location. The Photobox Instagram Photography Awards (PIPAs) sees devoted Instagram users showcasing their skills in categories including fashion, festivals, travel and pets

Tao, male Northern Chinese panther. Returning for its second year, the competition saw over 100,000 entries since opening in July, which judges have whittled down to a shortlist of 200

Tao, male Northern Chinese panther. Returning for its second year, the competition saw over 100,000 entries since opening in July, which judges have whittled down to a shortlist of 200

All in the look: An eagle sits on a soldier's arm

A stunning blood lipstick abstract shows the makeup running across an unknown woman's face

All in the look: An eagle sits on a soldier’s arm, seen left, while a stunning blood lipstick abstract shows the makeup running across an unknown woman’s face, seen right

Married bliss! Camille and Eddie after just getting married. The pair sit in their Red Mustang as a drone flies overhead to take the photograph in Maringues, Auvergne, France

Married bliss! Camille and Eddie after just getting married. The pair sit in their Red Mustang as a drone flies overhead to take the photograph in Maringues, Auvergne, France

Paw-fect! These adorable sheep dogs look like they're having a ball as they pose in front of British beach huts. The winners will be announced in London on 10 October. The overall winner will take home a £5,000 cash prize

Paw-fect! These adorable sheep dogs look like they’re having a ball as they pose in front of British beach huts. The winners will be announced in London on 10 October. The overall winner will take home a £5,000 cash prize

Puppy fun! A West Highland White Terrier dog licks his nose whilst posing for the camera in a calm sea at sunset on Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

Puppy fun! A West Highland White Terrier dog licks his nose whilst posing for the camera in a calm sea at sunset on Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear

This remarkable photograph showcases a row of camels as they travel across the desert in Morocco. The judges for the competition include the Guardian’s former Picture Editor Eamonn McCabe, Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Farrah Storr, and winner of the inaugural PIPAs last year, Darren Hall

This remarkable photograph showcases a row of camels as they travel across the desert in Morocco. The judges for the competition include the Guardian’s former Picture Editor Eamonn McCabe, Editor-in-Chief at Cosmopolitan Farrah Storr, and winner of the inaugural PIPAs last year, Darren Hall

Get in! An Arsenal fan enthusiastically celebrates a goal. Last year's contest received over 180,000 entries and was won by Darren Hall for his 'Ted the Poodle' snap, showing his dog catching a ball mid-flight.

Get in! An Arsenal fan enthusiastically celebrates a goal. Last year’s contest received over 180,000 entries and was won by Darren Hall for his ‘Ted the Poodle’ snap, showing his dog catching a ball mid-flight.

A woman drinking milk in a bath

A little girl being photographed in Rugby, Warwickshire

Striking! These photographs made the shortlist, including a woman drinking milk in a bath, pictured left, and a little girl being photographed in Rugby, Warwickshire, seen right

Valentino walking Paris Fashion Week. A well as the top price of £5,000, £500 will be awarded for each of the category winners during the London ceremony

Valentino walking Paris Fashion Week. A well as the top price of £5,000, £500 will be awarded for each of the category winners during the London ceremony

Flyboarding taking place in Canada at an Aqua event, on August 22. The flyboard is attached to a jet-ski via a long rubber tube. Water is pumped through it, and propelled out of shoots at the bottom

Flyboarding taking place in Canada at an Aqua event, on August 22. The flyboard is attached to a jet-ski via a long rubber tube. Water is pumped through it, and propelled out of shoots at the bottom

A Senegalese voyage taken by drone. The competition is organised by Photobox, Europe's largest photographic community

A Senegalese voyage taken by drone. The competition is organised by Photobox, Europe’s largest photographic community

Judges spent hours whittling the photos down, with the shortlisted images including this photograph of stock cars competing at Lempdes 63, Auvernge, in France

Judges spent hours whittling the photos down, with the shortlisted images including this photograph of stock cars competing at Lempdes 63, Auvernge, in France

A local woman perches precariously on a statue, found in Ninh Binh Province, in northern Vietnam's Red River Delta

A local woman perches precariously on a statue, found in Ninh Binh Province, in northern Vietnam’s Red River Delta

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