2014 Photo Contest

The World Press Photo of the Year 2013 is a picture by American photographer John Stanmeyer.

An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide began judging the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam on 1 February.

The results of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest were announced on 14 February. The prize-winning pictures are presented in a year-long exhibition that travels to more than 100 cities in over 45 countries, which started in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in De Nieuwe Kerk on 18 April 2014.

The jury awarded first, second and third prizes in nine categories. First-prize winners received a cash prize of €1,500. The premier award carries a cash prize of €10,000. In addition, Canon donated a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to John Stanmeyer, the author of the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The annual Awards Days, a two-day celebration of the prizewinners, took place in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2014.

The 2014 photo contest gallery

Browse the gallery of award-winning images from the 57th photo contest. Photo by Carla Kogelman.


Video interviews with 2014 winners

Photos from the judging of the 2014 Photo Contest

Jury Perspectives

2014 Photo Contest jury interviews
Press release: John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year 2013

Behind the scenes of the 2014 Photo contest judging

Learn more about John Stanmeyer, winner of World Press Photo of the Year 2013

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2014 Photo Contest
Press Kit

Jury chair Gary Knight's advice to photographers entering the photo contest

2014 Photo Contest

Press Release: Gary Knight, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency, to chair 2014 World Press Photo Contest