How to enter

The 2021 World Press Photo Contest is now closed for entries. 


Winning images are used for the production of our book and exhibition. Pictures must meet the following specifications:
  • Upload images with the original pixel size (unless cropped). Do not scale and do not change the resolution.
  • ICC profile must be embedded. AdobeRGB, sRGB or grayscale Gamma 2.2 are recommended. No CMYK.
  • Must be uploaded in JPEG format with high-quality compression. We will use winning images for high-quality production of the yearbook and exhibitions.
  • Participants must provide their file(s) as recorded by the camera for all images that proceed to the final stages of the contest. These file(s) will be requested and studied confidentially between 16 January and 24 February 2021. Failure to provide these files when requested will lead to the exclusion of the entry.
  • In the same period, participants can be contacted and asked to verify their captions and metadata with the fact-checking team.

How to enter

  1. Create your personal Picter account here. If you have entered the Photo Contest before, please log-in using your log-in details.
  2. On Picter, register for the 2021 World Press Photo Contest. This requires your personal data as well as your proof of professional status. You can register until 13 January 2021, 12.00 (noon) CET. Your registration will be reviewed to ensure compliance with our entry rules, we reserve the right to ask for additional information to help clarify your professional status.
  3. While your status as a professional is under review, you can already upload your images, add captions, metadata, and other information.
  4. The deadline to submit your entry is 13 January 2021, 12.00 (noon) CET. Until the deadline, you can always log back into your account and edit your submission.