2022 Contest

Entries closed

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year.

Entries to the 2022 World Press Photo Contest have now closed. The judging process takes place over a six-week period, from 17 January 2022, and involves regional juries and a global jury. Find out more about the judging process.

The 2022 Contest regional winners will be announced on 24 March, and the global winners on 7 April. More info about prizes.

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2022 Contest timeline

  • Entries open: 1 December 2021, 12.00 (noon) CET
  • Entries close: 13 January 2022, 09.00 CET (deadline extended)
  • Regional winners announcement: 24 March 2022
  • Global winners announcement: 7 April 2022
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2022 in Amsterdam: 16 April - 14 August 2022
  • Winners program in Amsterdam: 12-15 May 2022

Latest news about the contest

Meet the 2022 World Press Photo Contest jury

We are pleased to introduce the professionals from around the world who will select and award the best photojournalism and documentary photography of 2021.

January 12, 2022

2022 Contest: What’s new

To offer a more global and better geographic balance of perspectives, the World Press Photo Foundation is launching a new regional strategy, changing the set-up of the annual contest and the judging.

September 29, 2021

Presenting World Press Photo Foundation’s new strategy

Hear from executive director Joumana El Zein Khoury about the new strategy, and how the foundation plans to live up to the "World" in World Press Photo.

September 29, 2021

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Image credit: Temple and Half-Mountain by Hkun Lat