The best in visual journalism and digital storytelling

Our annual contests recognise and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.  An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions, which are later assembled into our annual exhibition and yearbook. See the complete collection of prize-winning photos and stories here.

On 2 December 2019 our annual Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling Contest will open for entries. Both contests are free to enter and open to professional visual journalists.

Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

Digital Storytelling Contest

The Digital Storytelling Contest, open to short documentary film and interactive productions, recognizes and rewards forms of visual storytelling enabled by digital technologies.