2022 Contest

Recognizing and celebrating the best photojournalism of 2021

Our annual contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year.

The 2022 Photo Contest will adopt a regional model and work with a system that includes six regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Entries for the 2022 World Press Photo Contest will open on 1 December 2021 until mid- January 2022. We are excited to welcome a multiplicity of stories and a diverse range of photographers from all over the world to enter the contest!

Latest news about the contest

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

Latest news about the contest

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