2024 Contest

Entries closed

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year, selected by an international independent jury. 

Entries to the 2024 World Press Photo Contest have now closed and judging is starting. Regional winners will be announced on 3 April.


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

Winners will have their work:
  • Included in our annual traveling exhibition seen by over 4 million visitors, shown around the world in over 80 cities
  • Published on our website and social platforms with over 2 million followers
  • Included in our yearbook
They 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 the Winners’ Program in Amsterdam
  • A physical award
  • For the four global winners: a FUJIFILM GFX100 II camera, with two lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries, and dual battery charger

Find out more about prizes. 


  • Entries open: 1 December 2023, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time)
  • Entries close: 12 January 2024, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time) (deadline extended)
  • 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
Do you want to be notified about any upcoming announcements regarding the 2024 Contest? Sign up here.


The judging process takes place in several rounds over six weeks in January and February 2024. It involves regional juries and a global jury, ​​and will take place both online and offline. Meet the 31 professionals from around the world who will review the entries and select the winning photographs and stories, here.

Are you looking for more specific information? Visit one of the following pages to find out more about: 

Image credits: Anush Babajanyan, VII Photo/National Geographic Society; Ahmad Halabisaz; Jonas Kakó, Panos Pictures.