Photographers who entered this year's Student Focus Award, part of the Sony World Photography Awards, were given this brief: "Millennial: 53% of millennials would rather lose their sense of smell than their technology."
Broadly speaking, a "millennial" is someone who has come of age in the 21st century, a time of great technological development.
The photographers in the Student Focus Award explored different aspects of this theme, with many of the entries including personal experience. The overall winner was Sofia Jern for her work about children addicted to glue-sniffing on the streets of Kitale, Kenya.
These are some of the best entries from the first round of the competition, starting with the 10 finalists.