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.