2024 Contest

Global winners announced

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Selected from more than 61,000 entries, we’re pleased to present the winners of the 67th annual World Press Photo Contest!


From devastating conflicts and political upheaval to the climate crisis and the safe passage of migrants, the award-winning works document some of the most pressing issues facing the world today. In bringing together such important stories, the selection encourages greater understanding and awareness of current events, as well as serves as a reminder of the need for press freedom in all corners of the world.

The 24 winners, six honorable mentions, and two jury special mentions were selected by an independent jury out of 61,062 entries by 3,851 photographers from 130 countries.

From these, the 2024 Contest jury selected these four global winners

A Palestinian Woman Embraces the Body of Her Niece
Mohammed Salem, Palestine, Reuters

World Press Photo Story of the Year

Lee-Ann Olwage, South Africa, for GEO

World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award

The Two Walls
Alejandro Cegarra, Venezuela, The New York Times/Bloomberg

World Press Photo Open Format Award
War Is Personal
Julia Kochetova, Ukraine


Judging of the 2024 World Press Photo Contest took place in January and February 2024 and involved regional juries and a global jury. The regional juries first made a selection of entries per category in their regions, after which the global jury decided on the regional winners. Learn more about the judging process.

“These final selected works are a tapestry of our world today, centered on images we believe were made with respect and integrity, that can speak universally and resonate far beyond their origins. This is an opportunity to applaud the work of press and documentary photographers everywhere - made with courage, intelligence, and ingenuity - and to amplify the importance of the stories they are telling, often in unimaginable circumstances.” - 2024 Contest global jury chair Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at The Guardian.

Winners' Program

The winners of the 2024 World Press Photo Contest are invited to a program of events in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from 22 to 25 May. The program consists of presentations, workshops, networking events, an awards celebration, and a tour of their winning images on display at the World Press Photo Exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk. Returning this year is the public event, The Stories That Matter, a talks program exploring the issues and narratives shaping our world through the eyes of photojournalists and critical thinkers


  • Regional winners announcement: 3 April 2024, 11.00 CEST
  • Global winners announcement: 18 April 2024, 11.00 CEST
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 opens in Amsterdam: 19 April 2024
  • Winners' Program: 22-25 May 2024
  • The Stories That Matter special event: 25 May 2024 - buy tickets now 
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Image credits: Frank van Beek, ANP