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Welcome to our Press Center. Our most recent press releases are listed below in descending chronological order. Click the red arrow in the Downloads box on the right to view our press kits that are available for the media. Under Highlights are a selection of featured videos, which can be embedded on your website.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: ONLINE ENTRY WEBSITES FOR 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS NOW OPEN

The 2014 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries as of today. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 57th annual photojournalism contest and 4th annual multimedia contest. The final deadline for submissions is 15 January 2014 for both contests.

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2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST: NEW SECRETARY AND JURY MEMBERS

David Campbell

World Press Photo is proud to present the jury members of the 57th photo contest and welcomes David Campbell as the new secretary. This group of internationally recognized professionals in the field of photojournalism and documentary photography will gather in Amsterdam beginning of February next year, headed by jury chair Gary Knight.

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THE 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST JURY MEMBERS

World Press Photo is pleased to present the full list of jury members of the 2014 Multimedia Contest. Led by Jassim Ahmad, this group of visual professionals will be reviewing the fourth annual multimedia contest entries.

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OLIVIER JOBARD RECEIVES THE 2013 TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

This year's Tim Hetherington Grant selection committee, from left to right: Pamela Chen, Michiel Munneke, Ross Kauffman, Marcus Bleasdale and Carroll Bogert

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the French photographer Olivier Jobard has been awarded the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant, set up to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker killed in Libya in 2011.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO BOOK NEXT#03 NOW AVAILABLE

Next#03 book

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the third edition of the book Next#03 is now available. The book features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, around the theme of “hope”. It offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling.

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JURY CHAIR 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST ANNOUNCED

Jassim Ahmad

World Press Photo is happy to announce Jassim Ahmad, UK, global head of multimedia innovation at Thomson Reuters as the jury chair of the 4th annual World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. The 2014 Multimedia Contest will open for entries at the beginning of December 2013.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO LAUNCHES BOOK NEXT#03

Next#03

World Press Photo is happy to announce the third edition of the book Next#03, which features the photo essays made by the 12 participants of the annual Joop Swart Masterclass, around the theme of “hope”. The book offers an insight into the newcomers’ talent and passion, as well as a foretaste of the future of documentary storytelling. Next#03 will be available in bookstores and through our website store as of 7 November 2013.

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2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST TO BE CHAIRED BY GARY KNIGHT

The jury of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency.

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that the jury of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest will be chaired by Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: THIRD TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch invite photojournalists and visual journalists around the world to apply for the third annual Tim Hetherington Grant.

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: REPORTING CHANGE MULTIMEDIA COURSE

World Press Photo invites professional visual journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to apply for the Reporting Change Multimedia Course. In order to strengthen their storytelling skills, 10 selected participants will receive guidance from professional trainers and a grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region.

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