World Press Photo Foundation releases technical report on 2016 Photo Contest

Entrants by continent

Number of entries by category

The World Press Photo Foundation is releasing a technical report reviewing a range of issues related to the contest, as promised during the winners announcement on 18 February 2016.

Lars Boering, managing director of the World Press Photo Foundation, said:

"This technical report is an innovation for our organization. In the past, although data about the photo contest was collected and considered internally, little was released publicly.

As part of our commitment to be more transparent about our activities, we are making public data on the contest related to issues of diversity, representation, and verification.

This report is intended to start a conversation within our community of professional visual journalism. We are organizing debates and discussions on some of these topics at our Awards Days in April, and this will be another step in our on-going commitment to engaging with our community."

Click here to download a PDF of the report.

Posted February 29 2016

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The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism and visual storytelling. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and digital storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience with fresh insights and new perspectives.

Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.