The World Press Photo Contest 2022 (5,000 Euros cash prize)

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Application Deadline: January 11th 2022

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Enter your work for free and you could win €1,000 as a regional winner and an additional €5,000 as a global winner, have your work showcased to a global audience, and more.

Requirements

Entering the World Press Photo Contest is free and open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography.
As a winner, your work will be:

  • Included in our annual travelling exhibition shown around the world in over 80 cities
  • Published on our website and social platforms with over 2 million followers
  • Included in our yearbook

You will also receive:

  • €1,000 for each of the 24 regional winners and an additional €5,000 for the four global winners
  • An invitation to a winners’ event
  • A physical award

Regional winners

Every regional winner of the contest receives:

  • A monetary prize of €1,000
  • Inclusion in the annual World Press Photo year-long worldwide exhibition
  • Inclusion in the annual collectible yearbook, available in multiple languages with a worldwide distribution of more than 30,000 copies
  • Publication in the online collection and a personal profile on World Press Photo’s website
  • Promotion on World Press Photo’s platforms
  • Invitation to a winners’ event
  • A physical award

Global winners

A global jury selects the four global winners: the World Press Photo of the Year, the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award, and the World Press Photo Open Format Award. The global winners will be chosen from the regional winners in their respective categories.
In addition to their regional prizes, global winners will also receive:

  • An additional monetary prize of €5,000
  • An additional physical award

2022 Contest timeline

  • Entries open: 1 December 2021, 12.00 (noon) CET
  • Entries close: 11 January 2022, 12.00 (noon) CET
  • Regional winners announcement: 24 March 2022
  • Global winners announcement: 7 April 2022
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2022 in Amsterdam: 16 April 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Press Photo/Digital Storytelling Contest 2022

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