Creativity, impact and the power to tell a story – that's what all photographers hope to achieve with their images. The ability to show a unique perspective is the mark of a good photographer, and that's what Canon set out to discover through the hashtag #FreeYourStory and the competition associated with it.
To participate in the #FreeYourStory competition, young photographers were asked to enter photographs into two categories – The Mirror Selfie and Forced Perspective – and a panel of independent judges assessed the entries, looking for images that stood out from the rest. The competition judges whittled down the hundreds of entries to arrive at the winning images and a selection of commended images, which you can see below. You'll also hear the story behind each of the #FreeYourStory winners, and gain some insight from the judges: Canon Ambassador and portrait specialist Wanda Martin, Canon Ambassador, photojournalist and documentary maker Ulla Lohmann; and travel photographer, filmmaker and influencer Michael Gray.