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World's first Instagram photography contest returns for a second year after social media snappers were honoured for photos of sand surfing, stilt-walking and a jumping poodle

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 13: The world's first Instagram photography contest, the PIPAs, has returned for its second year, featuring categories ranging from animals to abstract, family to fashion, landscape, drone, sport, portraiture and travel. A top prize of $6,250 will be awarded by an industry-leading panel of judges and influencers to the overall ‘Instagram Photograph of the Year’ winner, with an additional $625 awarded to each of the 10 individual category winners. 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. Scroll through to see other striking images from last year's contest. Will you be inspired to take part in this year's?

The world's first Instagram photography contest, the PIPAs, has returned for its second year, featuring categories ranging from animals to abstract, family to fashion, landscape, drone, sport, portraiture and travel.

A top prize of $6,250 (£4,988) will be awarded by an industry-leading panel of judges and influencers to the overall ‘Instagram Photograph of the Year’ winner, with an additional $625 (£499) awarded to each of the 10 individual category winners.

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. Scroll through to see other striking images from last year's contest. Will you be inspired to take part in this year's?

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