2024 World Press Photo Contest entries open on 1 December 2023

Entries for our 67th annual Contest open on 1 December 2023

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Entering is free and prizes include up to €6,000, inclusion in our annual traveling exhibition, and more.

Entries for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest will open on 1 December 2023 and close on 11 January 2024. 
This will be the third contest working with our regional model which focuses on increased visibility and connection in regions around the world that have been historically underrepresented in the annual World Press Photo Contest. We are working with our regional partners, Drik Picture Library in Bangladesh and The Market Photo Workshop in South Africa to better connect to local networks. We are excited to welcome a multiplicity of stories and a diverse range of photographers from all over the world to enter the contest!

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 the annual World Press Photo Exhibition, seen by over 4 million visitors, shown around the world in over 80 cities
  • Published on the World Press Photo website and social platforms with over 2 million followers
  • Included in the World Press Photo Yearbook, our annual collectible publication
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 the Winners’ Program in Amsterdam
  • A physical award

2024 Contest timeline

  • Entries open: 1 December 2023, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time)
  • Entries close: 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time)
  • Regional winners announcement: March 2024
  • Global winners announcement: April 2024
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 opens in Amsterdam: April 2024
More information coming soon.