Rules change prohibits generative AI images in all categories

Update: Generative AI ruled out of the World Press Photo Contest

Thanks to the honest and thoughtful feedback over the past days, we have decided to change the rules for the Open Format category in our contest to exclude AI generated images. Both generative fill and fully generated images will be prohibited in the Open Format category (as was already the case in the other categories: Singles, Stories and Long-Term Projects).

This is in line with our long-standing values of accuracy and trustworthiness. It’s our belief and inspiration that press and documentary photographers bring stories that matter to the world every day and to our contest.

Our gratitude to everyone who shared their thoughts on this topic. We will update the official rules in the coming days.

This page has been updated 20 November 2023. Please see here for the original article.