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Deadline: January 15, 2014
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry

The 2014 World Press Photo contests

The 2014 World Press Photo contests The 2014 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries as of today. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 57th annual photojournalism contest and 4th annual multimedia contest.

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, so 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 our yearbook. Over two million people go to a hundred different venues to see the images, and our yearbook is published in seven languages and distributed worldwide.

The contest is judged by leading experts in visual journalism who represent various aspects of the profession. The composition of the jury is changed from year to year, they operate independently, and a secretary who has no vote safeguards our fair and balanced judging procedure.

Categories 2014 Photo Contest

General News

Pictures (GN) or stories/portfolios (GNS) covering (major) news topics and their aftermaths, in such areas as politics, economics, conflict, social tension, relief and reconstruction work, and crime. All pictures must have been shot in 2013.

Spot News

Pictures (SN) or stories/portfolios (SNS) witnessing news moments or unfolding events. All pictures must have been shot in 2013.
Contemporary Issues Single feature pictures (CI) or stories/portfolios (CIS) documenting issues affecting people’s lives and society today, relating to social, environmental, health, economic, or other such areas.

Daily Life

Pictures (DL) or stories/portfolios (DLS) that document the extraordinary or unseen in the ordinary, or cast a new perspective on everyday life.


Observed Portraits Pictures (PO) or stories/portfolios (POS) portraying people (groups and individuals), public figures, or celebrities, observed in their environment.
Staged Portraits Constructed portraits (PS) or stories/portfolios (PSS) of celebrities, public figures or people (groups and individuals).


Pictures (NA) or stories/portfolios (NAS) of wildlife, other aspects of the natural world, or landscapes.


Sports Action Single pictures (SA) or portfolios/stories (SAS) capturing defining moments during major sporting events or top-level contests. All pictures must have been shot in
Sports Feature Single pictures (SF) or portfolios/stories (SFS) featuring the variety of ways sports are practiced worldwide, on an amateur or professional level, competitively, or for recreation

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000. In addition, Canon will donate a professional camera and lens kit to the author of the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The jury will award first, second and third prizes in all categories. First-prize winners in each category will receive a cash prize of €1,500. Winners of second and third prizes and those awarded an Honorable Mention receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma.The annual Awards Days, a celebration of the prizewinners, will take place in Amsterdam from 24 to 25 April 2014. ELIGIBILITY: Professional Photographers Worldwide

Images should be at least 3,000 pixels in length. • Each image should be saved in the JPEG format with a medium to high quality. • An embedded ICC profile is required. Adobe RGB or sRGB is recommended for color images, Gamma 2.2 for black and white. No CMYK. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You are the only copyright holder or have been authorized by the copyright holder to submit this material. USAGE RIGHTS: If a photo is selected as the World Press Photo of the Year 2013, the photographer grants World Press Photo permission for its unlimited use for activities under the auspices of World Press Photo, without any remuneration being due.

The photographer grants World Press Photo permission to use prize-winning material in all media, including online, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, and all promotional activities for World Press Photo, without any remuneration being due. This permission is limited to an 18-month period from the announcement of the 2014 awards and is applicable only if the material is selected by the jury.

The photographer grants World Press Photo permission to use material submitted in the contest and selected by the jury indefinitely and without any remuneration being due, in its online archive showcasing the results of previous contests.

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