2012 Photo Contest

The winners of the 55th World Press Photo Contest were announced in a press conference on 10 February.

The international jury selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

In this section, we offer an overview of everything related to the 2012 World Press Photo Contest. Browse the gallery to view all the winning photographs, hear the jury's perpective on the contest and its winners, check out the cities in the exhibition tour and much more.

Samuel Aranda wins the World Press Photo of the Year

PHOTOGRAPHER VOICES

Interviews with the 2012 winners

Photos from the judging of the 2012 photo contest

The 2012 photo contest jury

Meet the members of the 2012 photo contest

2012 Awards Days social media on Storify

The 2012 Awards Ceremony

Images from the celebration
Learn about the World Press Photo Contest, its history and the setup.

Press release

The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.

Setting up the judging room

The 2012
exhibition.
View the
locations on
its global
tour

Preparing for the 2012 contest judging

A behind-the-scenes look at how we prepare the entries for the contest judging