Call for entries: 2011 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest. The annual competition is the largest press photography contest in the world. The 2011 World Press Photo Contest will be open for entries starting on 1 December 2010.

The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2011, 23.59 CET. Entries may only be submitted online via our web entry site. A user name and password are required to enter and may be requested from 1 December 2010 onwards. The deadline for requesting a user name and password is 7 January 2011, 23.59 CET. Visit for more information.

Nineteen recognized professionals in the field of press photography worldwide are judging the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 29 January until 10 February 2011.

For the second year, specialized juries judge their categories in the first part of the contest. In the final round, one representative per category joins the general jury to ensure continuity.

News & documentary
•  Peter Bialobrzeski, Germany, artist
•  David Burnett, USA, photojournalist and founding member Contact Press Images
•  Héric Libong, Cameroon, head of photo department Panapress
•  Enric Martí, Spain, regional editor AP for Latin America and Caribbean
•  Sujong Song, South Korea, independent curator and photo editor

•  Koji Aoki, Japan, chief photographer Aflo Sport / Aflo Dite and president Aflo Co., Ltd.
•  Giovanna Calvenzi, Italy, picture editor Sportweek / La Gazzetta dello Sport
•  Heinz Kluetmeier, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated

•  Ruth Eichhorn, Germany, director of photography Geo
•  Mattias Klum, Sweden, photographer and filmmaker
•  Sophie Stafford, UK, editor BBC Wildlife Magazine

•  Vince Aletti, USA, freelance critic
•  Harry Borden, UK, photographer
•  Terence Pepper, UK, curator of photographs National Portrait Gallery

The general jury:

•  David Burnett, USA, photojournalist and founding member Contact Press Images

•  Abir Abdullah, Bangladesh, photographer EPA and vice principal Pathshala South Asian Media Academy
•  Vince Aletti, USA, freelance critic
•  Marizilda Cruppe, Brazil, photographer O Globo / Eve Photographers
•  Ruth Eichhorn, Germany, director of photography Geo
•  Renata Ferri, Italy, photo editor Io Donna - Corriere della Sera
•  Heinz Kluetmeier, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
•  Wim Melis, the Netherlands, curator Noorderlicht
•  Aidan Sullivan, UK, vice president photo assignments Getty Images

•  Daphné Anglès, France/USA, European picture coordinator The New York Times
•  Stephen Mayes, UK, managing director VII Photo Agency

The jury will give first, second and third prizes in all categories. First prize winners in each category will receive a cash prize of €1,500. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000.

The prizewinning pictures are presented in an exhibition that travels to around 100 cities in 45 countries, starting in Amsterdam at the end of April. In addition, a yearbook published in six languages offers an insight into the winning pictures.

In the 2010 contest, 5,847 photographers from 128 countries participated submitting a total of 101,960 photographs.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. The activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The Academy programs strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and by creating greater visibility through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

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The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.



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