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World Press Photo Contest
The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Entering is free and prizes include up to €6,000, inclusion in our annual traveling exhibition, 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!
Contest Prize & TERMS
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
A FUJIFILM GFX100 II camera, with two lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries and dual battery charger
An additional physical award
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 (2023). 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:
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
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