2013 Photo Contest

The winners of the 56th World Press Photo Contest were announced on 15 February.

The international jury selected a picture by Paul Hansen from Sweden as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.

In this section, we offer an overview of everything related to the 2013 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.

PAUL HANSEN WINS THE WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR

The 2013 photo contest gallery

Browse the gallery of award-winning images from the 56th photo contest. Photo by Xiaoqun Zheng.

PHOTOGRAPHER VOICES

Video interviews with the 2013 winners

A phone call to Paul Hansen

JURY PERSPECTIVES

The 2013 photo contest jury

The 2013
Awards
Days

World Press Photo 13 book

Now available in the store

List of
winners
from the
2013 photo
contest

BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE 2013 PHOTO CONTEST JUDGING

Photo © Michael Kooren / Hollandse Hoogte

The 2014
exhibition.

View the
locations on
its global
tour

2013 photo contest category definitions

PRESS RELEASE:
Santiago Lyon to replace Gary Knight as chairman of the 2013 photo contest

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