2019 Contests

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Enter the 2019 World Press Photo Contest

The World Press Photo of the Year award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year. The new award for the World Press Photo Story of the Year will honor the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance that year. On 20 February 2019, the 6 nominees for Photo of the Year, and 3 nominees for Story of the Year will be announced. The winners will be announced in April 2019.

3 December 2018: Entries open 12.00 (noon) CET
3 January 2019: Registration deadline 12.00 (noon) CET
8 January 2019: Submission deadline 12.00 (noon) CET

 

Enter the 2019 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest

Digital technologies have transformed how we produce and consume stories. The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by these changes. On 20 February 2019, the 3 nominees for Interactive of the Year and the 3 nominees for Online Video of the Year will be announced. The winners will be announced in April 2019.

3 December 2018: Entries open 12.00 (noon) CET
8 January 2019: Submission deadline 12.00 (noon) CET

 

To put the spotlight on the stories that matter, we are 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

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