Shakespeare Lives in photography was an opportunity for photographers to present Shakespeare's global influence in a modern and refreshing way.
The competition run by the British Council produced 11 winners, who chose to creatively reference scenes from a Shakespeare play, his influence on literature or capture a famous Shakespearean location.
Take a look at the winning photography. Do you have a favourite?
Over 200 entries were submitted, showcasing the diverse impact Shakespeare has on the world.
The entries ranged from unique stage adaptations to conceptualised photography.
The winning photographers were selected by a panel of judges consisting of experts from various artistic disciplines.
Shakespeare Lives is
a global programme of events and activities celebrating Shakespeare's work on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death.
Throughout 2016, the programme will explore the playwright in cultures, engaging audiences with both William Shakespeare and the best of contemporary Britain.
A special exhibition hosted at the British Council in central London will feature the works of the winning photographers.