The World Press Photo Contest
The annual 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.
Categories in this contest include:
- Contemporary Issues
- General News
- Long-term Projects
- Spot News
The World Press Photo contest is only open to professional photographers. Every photographer must provide valid evidence of current professional status.
Entry to this contest is free.
An international jury selects the World Press Photo of the Year and gives first, second, and third prizes in all categories.
All nominated photographers of the photo contest receive:
- Inclusion in the World Press Photo year-long exhibition, which travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year.
- Inclusion in the annual collectible yearbook, available in multiple languages with a worldwide distribution of more than 30,000.
- Invitation, return airfare, and hotel accommodation for the annual networking event, the World Press Photo Festival, in Amsterdam.
- A diploma and Golden Eye Award, presented at the annual Awards Ceremony during the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam.
The overall winner receives a cash prize of 10,000 euros, as well as return airfare and hotel accommodation for travel to Amsterdam during World Press Photo Festival.
Terms and Conditions
Please visit the contest website for full Terms and Conditions.