World Press Photo Contest

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World Press Photo Contest:

The annual World Press Photo contest offers an overview of how press photographers tackle their work worldwide and how the press gives viewers the news, bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe to reflect trends and developments in photojournalism.

The World Press Photo of the Year Award carries a cash prize of EUR 10,000, as well as expenses to travel for the Awards Days.

The winner also receives one of Canon's latest professional digital cameras.

How to Enter

  • The contest is open to all professional press photographers.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Not only photographers, but photo agencies, newspapers and magazines from anywhere in the world are invited to submit their best news-related pictures of the previous year.
  • Both single images and photo stories are eligible.
  • Entry forms for the contest come out in October.

    Judging & Results

    The jury acts independently of World Press Photo, and the organization has no influence on its decisions.

    The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, together with winners of first prizes (both for stories and for single images) in each category, receive a cash prize and a return air fare with hotel accommodation for the awards ceremony.

    Contact: World Press Photo, Jacob Obrechtstraat 26, 1071 KM Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Tel: +31 20 676 6096. Fax: +31 20 676 4471. E-mail: office[at]

    For further details and application materials, contact: World Press Photo Contest Website

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