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

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.