Your chance to enter the Portrait of Humanity 2020 and show the world through your eyes

Samy Chabani, UK © David Cantor, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

The deadline is looming for the Portrait of Humanity 2020, an annual competition that invites photographers, of any level, to show their interpretation of humanity.

Each submission should celebrate our shared values of individuality, community, and unity, and to show that despite our many differences, we are able to unite as a global community through the power of photography. They want photographers of any level to "show the world through their eyes, to capture the many faces of humanity, and to document the universal expressions of life; laughter, courage, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything in between."

A panel of judges will choose 30 winning images and three winning bodies of work, which will be exhibited worldwide as part of the Portrait of Humanity's Global Tour, launching in New York City next September before moving on to India and Europe. The three winning bodies of work will also be published in the British Journal of Photography while 200 shortlisted images will be featured in a book.

The competition is inviting photographers of any level, to show the world through their eyes, to capture the many faces of humanity, and to document the universal expressions of life; laughter, courage, moments of reflection, journeys to work, first hellos, last goodbyes, and everything in between," reads the website. "What's normal to you might be extraordinary to someone else."

"A picture doesn't need to be energetic, gory or performative to be impactful. A lot of the time, the more powerful moments are on the sidelines. Not in front of the action," said Mallory Benedict, photo editor at National Geographic and a Portrait of Humanity 2020 judge.

What small moments have you captured? Submit via portraitofhumanity.co. Entries close 18 December 2019. Here are some examples of last year's winners to inspire you.

Looking Back, Italy © Marina Sersale, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Looking Back, Italy © Marina Sersale, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Junichi Tajima, Japan © Todd Antony, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Junichi Tajima, Japan © Todd Antony, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Beauty Centre, Uganda © Federico Redin, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Beauty Centre, Uganda © Federico Redin, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Winner

Boulaye and Hamza, France © Sam Armstrong, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Shortlist

Boulaye and Hamza, France © Sam Armstrong, Portrait of Humanity 2019 Shortlist