2023 Contest

Entries open 

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Enter your work for free and you could win €1,000 as a regional winner and an additional €5,000 as a global winner, have your work showcased to a global audience, and more.

Entries for the 2023 World Press Photo Contest are open until 10 January 2023, 13.00 CET. We are excited to welcome a multiplicity of stories and a diverse range of photographers from all over the world to enter the contest! 

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Why should you enter?

Entering the World Press Photo Contest is free and open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography.

As a winner, your work will be:

  • Included in our annual traveling exhibition seen by over 4 million visitors, shown around the world in over 100 cities
  • Published on our website and social platforms with over 2 million followers
  • Included in our yearbook
You will also receive:

  • €1,000 for each of the 24 regional winners and an additional €5,000 for the four global winners
  • An invitation to a Winners’ event in Amsterdam
  • A physical award

Entries to the 2023 World Press Photo Contest are open until 10 January 2022, 13.00 CET. To enter the contest, follow these steps

In order to facilitate a fair entry and judging process, it is important that every entrant reads the entry rules and agrees to them. Read here.

Timeline

  • Entries open: 1 December 2022, 13.00 CET (Netherlands time)
  • Entries close: 10 January 2023, 13.00 CET (Netherlands time)
  • Global winners announcement: April 2023
  • Flagship Exhibition 2023 opens in Amsterdam: April 2023
Do you want to be notified about any upcoming announcements regarding the 2023 Contest? Sign up here.

Jury

The 2023 World Press Photo Contest regional jury chairs, as well as the global jury chair have been confirmed:

  • Africa jury chair: Angela Jimu, Zimbabwe/Malawi, visual storyteller, co-founder and director, Zimbabwe Association of Female Photographers (ZAFP)
  • Asia jury chair: Hideko Kataoka, Japan, photo editor, curator, educator, and director of photography, Newsweek Japan
  • Europe jury chair: Kateryna Radchenko, Ukraine, curator, and director, Odesa Photo Days Festival
  • North and Central America jury chair: Tomás Ayuso, Honduras, photographer and writer
  • South America jury chair: Felipe Dana, Brazil, photographer and photo editor, the Associated Press
  • Southeast Asia and Oceania jury chair: Maika Elan, Vietnam, photographer and photo editor
  • Global jury chair: Brent Lewis, United States, photo editor, The New York Times, co-founder, Diversify Photo

Together they form the global jury. The rest of the regional juries will be announced soon. Find out more about the judging process.

Do you want to be notified about any upcoming announcements regarding the 2023 Contest? Sign up here.

Image credits (top to bottom): Lalo de Almeida, for Folha de São Paulo/Panos Pictures; Faiz Abubakr Mohamed; Rehab Eldalil. 


Image credits jury portraits (top to bottom, left to right): Renata Brito, Tomohisa Tobitsuka, Bon Msunje, Patrick MacLeod, Terry Barentsen, Brent Lewis, Oksana Kanivets.