How to enter

How to enter the 2023 Contest

To get started, make sure you have read the entry rules, information about the categories, code of ethics, guidance on how to write captions, technical requirements, and verification process (including manipulation rules).

The 2023 World Press Photo Contest is open for entries until 10 January 2023, 13.00 CET. To enter the contest, follow these steps: 

  1. Create your personal Picter account here

    Did you know?
    If you have entered the World Press Photo Contest on Picter in the last three years, you can log in using the same login details you previously used.

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  2. Register for the 2023 World Press Photo Contest on Picter. This requires your personal data as well as your proof of professional status. You can register until 10 January 2023, 13.00 CET. If you’re a new entrant (have not entered the contest in the last three years), your registration will be reviewed to ensure it meets our entry rules. We reserve the right to ask for additional information to help clarify your professional status.

    Did you know?
    You do not have to provide a press card as proof of your professional status, there are several other ways to provide this information. For example, a membership document or recommendation letter from a recognized photographic association, or at least one proof of publication from 2021 or 2022 with your name visible as credit. Take a look at our entry rules to see which documents we accept as proof.

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  3. While your registration is under review, you can already upload your work, add captions, metadata, and other information.

    Did you know?
    All entries must have accurate captions and descriptions, written in English. If the captions have been translated, please also provide the original caption. Captions must contain all the information described in the guidance on captions.

    Photographs entered into the Singles, Stories and Long-Term Projects categories must comply with our rules on manipulation [link] and must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. All entries must have accurate captions and descriptions, written in English. If the captions have been translated, please also provide the original caption. Captions must contain all the information described in the guidance on captions.

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  4. Submit your entries before the deadline of 10 January 2023, 13.00 CET. 

    Did you know?
    Until the deadline, you can always log back into your account and edit your submission. After editing, make sure to resubmit your entry so it will be seen by the jury.


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Image credit: Faiz Abubakr Mohamed.