How to enter

Contest timeline

  • October/November: Details about the photo and multimedia contests, as well as the jury members' names, are announced.
  • December: The contest websites open for entries.
  • January: The contest websites close for entries and photo contest judging begins at the end of the month.
  • February: Winners are announced in the second week of the month.
  • March: The multimedia contest judging and announcement of winners takes place.
  • April: The annual Awards Days, a celebration of the prizewinners, takes place in Amsterdam at the end of the month.

Photo contest

The photo contest is open to professional photographers and photojournalists, and entry coordinators. Registration for access to our entry site begins in December. Entries to the photo contest may only be submitted online via the entry site, which is open from December through January each year. Information about the entry rules and category details are available in the list on the right. Please keep in mind, however, that the categories and entry rules for the upcoming contest are subject to changes, which will be announced in November.

Multimedia contest

The multimedia contest is open to work submitted by photographers, publications, and multimedia producers. Registration for access to our entry site begins in December. Information about the entry rules and category details are available in the list on the right. Please keep in mind, however, that the categories and entry rules for the upcoming contest are subject to changes, which will be announced in November.

If you have further questions, please send an email to contest@worldpressphoto.org.