The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Enter your work for free and you could win €1,000 as a regional winner and an additional €5,000 as a global winner, have your work showcased to a global audience, and more.
Entries for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest will open on 1 December 2023 and close on 11 January 2024. We are excited to welcome a multiplicity of stories and a diverse range of photographers from all over the world to enter the contest!
Every regional winner of the contest receives:
A monetary prize of €1,000
Inclusion in the annual World Press Photo year-long worldwide exhibition
Inclusion in the annual collectible yearbook, available in multiple languages with a worldwide distribution of more than 30,000 copies
Publication in the online collection and a personal profile on World Press Photo's website
Promotion on World Press Photo's platforms
Invitation to a winners' event
A physical award
In addition, winners are often featured in major publications and invited to speak at public events, exhibition openings, and lectures throughout the year.
24 regional winners will be awarded, one per category (Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects and Open Format) per region (Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania). Read more about the categories and regions.
A global jury selects the four global winners: the World Press Photo of the Year, the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award, and the World Press Photo Open Format Award. The global winners will be chosen from the regional winners in their respective categories.
In addition to their regional prizes, global winners will also receive:
An additional monetary prize of €5,000
An additional physical award
A FUJIFILM GFX100 II Camera, with two lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries and dual battery charger
In addition to the regional and global winners, the jury may choose to draw attention to an entry that deserves special recognition by awarding it an Honorable Mention. Honorable Mentions are reserved for entries that witness or report on significant news moments, events and/or their aftermaths from the contest year (2024). The jury may award a maximum of one Honorable Mention per region, and they can only be selected from the Singles or Stories categories.
Honorable Mention awardees receive:
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World Press Photo was founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest (“World Press Photo”) to expose their work to an international audience. Since then, our mission has expanded. Our contests have grown into one of the world’s most prestigious competitions, rewarding the best in photojournalism and documentary photography. Through our successful worldwide exhibition program, we present to millions of people the stories that matter.
The World Press Photo Foundation is a creative, independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We appreciate the support of our global partner, the Dutch Postcode Lottery, and our partner PwC.
To get started, make sure you have read the:
The 2024 World Press Photo Contest is open for entries from 1 December 2023, 13.00 CET until 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET.
To enter the contest, follow these steps:
Find out more information: worldpressphoto.org/contest/2024/how-to-enter
The judging process of the 2024 World Press Photo Contest takes place in several rounds over a six-week period, in January and February 2024. It involves regional juries and a global jury, and takes place both online and offline. Whilst the jury is independent of World Press Photo, the organization provides some criteria to guide and support the jury in the judging process. The organization sets these criteria in order to ensure the selection of accurate and visually compelling photojournalism and documentary photography of the past year, that work towards the organization’s mission of connecting the world to the stories that matter.
Without restricting the jury in their deliberations, we ask the jury to consider the following criteria during judging:
The organization recognizes that the jury comprises a diverse group of industry experts who each bring relevant knowledge of their regions and insight into different aspects of photojournalism and documentary photography. Therefore whilst the organization sets these criteria, it also gives the jury the freedom to determine and define what makes an entry worthy of an award.
Find out more about the judging process: worldpressphoto.org/contest/2024/judging-process
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