CALL FOR ENTRIES: ONLINE ENTRY WEBSITES 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS NOW OPEN

The 2013 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries as of today. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 56th annual photojournalism contest and 3rd annual multimedia contest. The final deadline for submissions is 17 January 2013 for the photo contest, and the deadline to participate in the multimedia contest is 10 January 2013.

2013 World Press Photo Contest

How to enter the 2013 Photo Contest
Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website. A username and password are required to enter and can be requested from today onwards until 11 January 2013, 23.59 CET. The final deadline for submissions is 17 January 2013, 23.59 CET.

Judging
An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 2 February until 14 February 2013. For the 56th annual photo contest, a number of the category definitions have been adjusted.
 
Results
The results of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be announced on 15 February 2013. The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition that travels through more than 100 cities in over 45 countries, to start in Amsterdam at the end of April 2013.

Prizes
The jury gives first, second, and third prizes in all categories. First prize winners in each category receive a cash prize of €1,500. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honorable mentions, receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000. In addition, Canon will donate a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to the photographer of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The annual Awards Days, a two-day celebration of the prizewinners, takes place in Amsterdam from 25 through 27 April 2013.
 
For further information on the 2013 Photo Contest, the categories and the full list of jury members, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2013-photo-contest

2013 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest

How to enter the multimedia contest
The deadline for registrations and submissions is 10 January 2013, 23.59 CET. Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website.

Judging
An international jury of leading professionals from the fields of visual journalism and documentary storytelling will be judging the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam, from 26 January until 1 February 2013. The 2013 Multimedia Contest edition includes a redefinition of the categories.

Results
The winners of the 2013 Multimedia Contest will be announced on 1 February 2013.

Prizes
The first place winner in each category will be awarded a cash award of €1,500 and a Golden Eye Award. Winners of second and third prizes receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday 27 April 2013 in Amsterdam.

For further information on the 2013 Multimedia Contest, the definitions of the categories, and the list of jury members, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2013-multimedia-contest

The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by different teams of jury members.

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

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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