The World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest

Digital technologies and the spread of the internet 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.

The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist. 

Timeline

  • 1 December 2016: Contest website opens for entries
  • 6 January 2017: Contest website closes for entries and judging begins
  • 13 February 2017: Winners are announced.
  • 20-22 April 2017: Winners are invited to the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism in Amsterdam.

Prizes

Winners in each category are invited to the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism in Amsterdam. A representative from each of the winning productions will have their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation. The winners in each category will receive a diploma and a Golden Eye Award, presented during the annual Awards Ceremony.

History

The World Press Photo Foundation launched the Digital Storytelling Contest in 2011 as a way to recognize the new forms of visual storytelling being enabled by the changing media economy. You can browse the galleries of past winners below:

How to enter

Entries for the 2017 contests are now closed. The 2018 contest will open for entries in December 2017.

For details on how to enter, categories, and the entry rules, please follow the links on the right. 

If you have questions, please send an email to Micha Bruinvels, Director of Contests, at digitalstorytelling@worldpressphoto.org.