2020 World Press Photo Contests: Now Open For Entries

How to Apply for the World Press Photo Contests 2020: The annual contests recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.

An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions, which are later assembled into our annual exhibition and yearbook.

Our annual contests recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.

An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions, which are later assembled into our annual exhibition and yearbook.

Our annual Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling Contest is now open for entries.

Both contests are free to enter and open to professional visual journalists.

Requirements to Apply for the World Press Photo Contests 2020

  • It is free to enter
  • Open to all professionals around the world
  • There are different categories to highlight diverse stories
  • Independently judged by leaders in visual storytelling
  • Your chance to win €10,000 and to showcase your work to a global audience

Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.

Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

Digital Storytelling Contest

The Digital Storytelling Contest, open to short documentary film and interactive productions, recognizes and rewards the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies.

Last year we introduced two headline awards: World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year.

2020 contest timeline

To know the closing dates for the 2020 applications entries, simply refer to the deadlines below:

  • 2 December 2019: Contests open for entries 12.00 noon CET.
  • 9 January 2020: Registration deadline. 12.00 noon CET.
  • 14 January 2020: Submission deadline. Contest websites close 12.00 noon CET.
  • 16 April 2020: Awards Show in Amsterdam.
  • 17-18 April 2020: World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam.

Official Website:

For More Information Visit the Official Webpage of the World Press Photo/Digital Storytelling Contest 2020

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