2024 World Press Photo Contest jury

We’re pleased to introduce the 31 professionals from around the world who will review this year’s submissions and select the winning photographs and stories.

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.

Regional juries

In each of the six regions of our contest model, a selection of entries per category will first be made by a regional jury. Find out more about the judging process.

Each jury has a chair responsible for maintaining the integrity of the process, ensuring the deliberations are conducted in accordance with the highest standards, and that all jury members are fully involved in the judging process.

Africa jury

Asia jury

Europe jury

North and Central America jury

South America jury

Southeast Asia and Oceania jury

Global jury

The global jury is composed of the six regional jury chairs and one additional member, the global jury chair. Once the regional juries have made their selection of entries, the global jury will decide on 24 regional winners and from those, they will choose the four global winners: the World Press Photo of the Year, the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award, and the World Press Photo Open Format Award. The global jury may also choose to award Honorable Mentions.

The global jury is assisted by a secretary. The secretary is responsible for all procedural matters and ensures the rules and procedures are fairly and properly applied. The secretary does not contribute to debate on the merits of any entry, and has no vote in the balloting.

Global jury chair

Fiona Shields
United Kingdom, Head of Photography, The Guardian

Africa jury chair

Nii Obodai
Ghana, photographer

Asia jury chair

Elyor Nematov*
Uzbekistan, documentary photographer, filmmaker, and graphic artist

Europe jury chair

Anastasia Taylor-Lind
United Kingdom/Sweden, photojournalist

North and Central America jury chair

John Minchillo
United States, photojournalist, the Associated Press

South America jury chair

Julieta Escardó
Argentina, photographer, editor and educator

Southeast Asia and Oceania jury chair

Veejay Villafranca
The Philippines, photographer and lecturer

* Due to personal issues, Asia jury chair Cynthia Karam had to step down from the global jury and is replaced by Asia jury member Elyor Nematov.
Find out more about what World Press Photo takes into account when selecting jury members. 

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