In Pictures

In pictures: Urban photography competition winners

The results of this year's CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition have been announced. The theme was Cities at Work and photographers around the world were asked to record the essence and reality of the working life of a city.

Image copyright Marius Vieth

The winning image was taken by Marius Vieth and given the title Mask of Society. It was selected from among 11,500 entries from 79 countries around the world.

Mr Vieth said: "Being named the 2014 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year is a fantastic achievement. Street photography has been a passion of mine for many years and I knew my Mask of Society image was the perfect shot for the competition's Cities at Work brief. I'm constantly looking for new and interesting angles of urban life and its constantly changing landscape never fails to challenge me."

Image copyright Johanna Siegmann

Johanna Siegmann's picture Buffer Zone (above) won the regional Americas award with the Asia Pacific award going to Ly Hoang Long for his picture of workers mending nets in a factory in Bac Lieu in Vietnam.

Image copyright LY HOANG LONG

Carlos da Costa Branco's picture of a traffic warden dancing in the street in Lisbon won the Europe, Middle East and Africa prize.

Image copyright Carlos da Costa Branco

There were two youth awards given in partnership with Plan International. The 13-15 age category was won by Sarah Scarborough with a picture taken in Venice, called A Distant Silhouette.

Image copyright Sarah Scarborough

A Christmas tram on the side of the River Danube in Budapest won Szabolcs Simo the first prize in the 16-25 age category.

Image copyright Szabolcs Simo

Other winners were selected for each hour of the day and include Cymbie Yan's early morning picture from Pyongyang, North Korea

Image copyright Cymbie Yan
Image copyright Antonio Hernandez Santana

Antonio Hernandez Santana from Spain took this shot entitled Symmetry (above) and the picture below of a sewerage worker in India by Sujan Sarkar was also well received.

Image copyright Sujan Sarkar