World Press Photo receives annual contribution from Dutch Postcode Lottery

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that it has received its annual contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij). For the past eleven years, the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s generous financial support has substantially enhanced World Press Photo’s growth and development.

On 26 January, World Press Photo managing director Lars Boering was presented with a check during a festive event (Goed Geld Gala 2015) where the Postcode Lottery reached out to several good causes. Boering commented: “For the past eleven years, the support of the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been instrumental to us, both in our work to advance the standards in photojournalism and in our mission to bring engaging visual storytelling to wide audiences everywhere.”

Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world. Fifty percent of its proceeds go to charity. The organization has become the Netherlands' biggest charity lottery, supporting almost 100 causes. In 2015, the Dutch Postcode Lottery dispensed a record amount of EUR 312 million to its beneficiaries.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

About World Press Photo
World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. Activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The programs of the World Press Photo Academy strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

Posted January 27 2015

About The World Press Photo Foundation

We are a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. Founded in 1955 when a group of Dutch photographers organized a contest to share their work with an international audience, the competition has grown into the world’s most prestigious photography award and our mission has expanded. We encourage diverse accounts of the world that present stories with different perspectives. We exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate the profession and the public on their making, and encourage debate on their meaning.

The World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We receive support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and are sponsored worldwide by Canon.