The annual World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
The contest is organized into eight categories, and judged by a jury of leading professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year and is led by a chair and supported by secretaries who implement the rigorous judging procedures. The jury, chair, and secretaries are independent of the World Press Photo Foundation.
- Contemporary Issues
- General News
- Long-Term Projects
- Spot News
In addition to the World Press Photo of the Year, the World Press Photo Story of the Year is also being recognized. Both awards carry a cash prize of 10,000 euros, as well as return airfare and hotel accommodation for travel to Amsterdam during the World Press Photo Festival. The winners also receive a World Press Photo of the Year Award/World Press Photo Story of the Year Award, created by Gijs Bakker, a Golden Eye Award and a diploma.
Participants must provide their file(s):
- Upload images with the original pixel size (unless cropped). Do not scale and do not change the resolution.
- ICC profile must be embedded. AdobeRGB, sRGB or grayscale Gamma 2.2 are recommended. No CMYK.
- It must be uploaded in JPEG format with high-quality compression. We will use winning images for high-quality production of the yearbook and exhibitions.
- If manipulation is detected in an entry, the photographer(s) will be contacted in the period mentioned above to offer an explanation that will be forwarded to the jury.
- Once contacted, the photographer(s) will have 24 hours to respond.
- Interested candidates can submit their entries online by clicking here.
- The last date for submission is January 14, 2020.
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