2019 Contests

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2019 Photo Contest

3 December 2018: Entries open, enter here
8 January 2019: Entries close 12.00 (noon) CET

  • The contest is free to enter and open to all professional photographers and visual storytellers.
  • You must accept the code of ethics and entry rules before submitting your work.
  • There have been changes to some categories for the 2019 Photo Contest. You can find all the information on categories here.
  • For full details and information about the new major awards, please click here.
  • This year, submissions are hosted by our contest partner Picter, therefore accounts from previous years are no longer valid. 

Enter the 2019 World Press Photo Contest

 


 

2019 Digital Storytelling Contest

3 December 2018: Entries open. Submit now
8 January 2019: Entries close 12.00 (noon) CET

  • The contest is free to enter and open to all professional visual journalists.
  • This year–for the first time–we are adding major awards to the Digital Storytelling Contest. For full details about major awards, please click here.
  • You must accept the entry rules before submitting your work
  • Submissions are hosted by our contest partner Award Force.

Enter the 2019 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest.

 


 

What's new in 2019? 

We're happy to introduce three new major awards for the 2019 contests.

On par with the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’, we are now announcing the ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ and for the Digital Storytelling Contest, the ‘World Press Photo Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘World Press Photo Online Video of the Year’. The winners of these four headline awards will receive €10,000 each. This means all contest winners will share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value.


Why you should enter

  • It is free to enter
  • Open to all professionals around the world
  • Your work is presented anonymously to the jury
  • Independently judged by leaders in visual journalism
  • Winners are showcased in global exhibitions and yearbook
  • Winners share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value


We want to spotlight the stories that matter

Do you know visual journalists who have captured images, shot compelling stories, or made great videos or interactive productions this year?

The World Press Photo Foundation wants to spotlight the stories that matter. We want to see diverse work and different representations of our world. We want to encourage those who have previously not entered to submit. To do that, we need to get the best submissions for the independent juries to consider. The juries can only judge what is entered, so if you want to see someone or something recognized, now is the time to get them to enter!

Access the 2019 Contests promotional package.

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