The World Press Photo Multimedia Contest

The media economy is in a state of constant flux, with digital technologies and the spread of the internet transforming how we produce and consume stories.

The World Press Photo Multimedia Contest rewards those storytellers producing the best new forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes.

The contest is open to multimedia storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist. Registration for access to the entry site is now closed. The 2017 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest will open for entries in December 2016.


  • December: Contest website opens for entries
  • January: Contest website closes for entries
  • March: Judging starts at the beginning of the month, with a shortlist of three nominees per category announced in the middle of the month.
  • April: All nominees are invited to the annual Awards Days, a networking event and celebration of the prizewinners, which takes place in Amsterdam at the end of the month. The chairs of the specialist juries convene to choose an overall winner for each category, which will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.


All nominees in each category are invited to the annual Awards Days, a networking event and celebration of the prizewinners in Amsterdam. A representative from each of the nominated productions will have their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation. The winners in each category will receive a diploma and a Golden Eye Award, presented during the annual Awards Ceremony.


The World Press Photo Foundation launched the annual multimedia contest in 2011 as a way to recognize the new forms of visual storytelling being enabled by the changing media economy. You can browse the galleries of past winners below:

How to enter

For details on how to enter, categories, and the entry rules, please follow the links on the right. If you have questions, please send an email to Micha Bruinvels, manager contests, at