For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. As the announcement of the winners makes headlines around the world, the inspirational role of photojournalism is highlighted to an audience of hundreds of millions. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year, and published in a yearbook. Over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images, and the yearbook is published in seven languages and distributed worldwide.
11th January 2017
General News, Spot News, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, People, Nature, Sport and Long-term Projects.
The top prize winner receives a cash prize of €10,000. In addition, Canon will donate a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to the winning photographer of the World Press Photo of the Year 2016.
The photo contest is only open to professional photographers and photojournalists. The photographer’s professional status must be established by providing a document of verification (press card, union membership card, letter of reference or other official document).