Press releases

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.

Announcement of disqualification

World Press Photo has, after careful consultation with the jury, determined that is was necessary to disqualify Stepan Rudik, winner of the 3rd prize story in Sports Features, due to violation of the rules of the World Press Photo Contest.

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Jury appoints a Special Mention

Following the judging of the contest, the jury decided to name a Special Mention, recognizing a frame grab from a video posted on YouTube in June 2009 during the post-election uprising in Iran.

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Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo wins premier award

The international jury of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a photo by the Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009.

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2010 World Press Photo Contest winners to be announced

The results of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 12 February 2010 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference in Amsterdam.

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World Press Photo Contest Archive available online

World Press Photo is launching a major new photojournalism resource by publishing its entire contest archive online today.

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Participants selected for 2009 Joop Swart Masterclass

Twelve young photographers, selected from among 179 candidates, have been selected to come together with a group of masters for the 16th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

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Anthony Suau (USA) wins premier award

The international jury of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest have selected a black-and-white image by American photographer Anthony Suau as World Press Photo of the Year 2008.

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Nationale Postcode Loterij steunt project Twenty Ten (in Dutch)

Free Voice en World Press Photo zijn verheugd met de bijdrage uit de ‘Extra Trekking' van de Nationale Postcode Loterij voor hun project Twenty Ten.

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TNT extends corporate sponsorship with World Press Photo

TNT has extended its corporate sponsor contract with World Press Photo for another three-year period.

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Participants selected for the 15th Joop Swart Masterclass

Twelve young photographers, selected among 132 candidates, will come together with a group of masters for the 15th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

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