The 2018 World Press Photo Contest
World Press Photo’s 2018 annual international contest is opening for entries soon and photographers from all parts of the world are invited to prepare their best work.
The annual 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. The contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year, and is led by a chair and supported by two secretaries who implement the rigorous judging procedures. The jury, chair, and secretaries are independent of the World Press Photo Foundation. The staff, board, and partners of the World Press Photo Foundation cannot direct the jury’s decisions.
The 2018 Photo Contest will open for entries on 1 December 2017.
The contest is open to professional photographers and photojournalists, and entry coordinators submitting work on their behalf. Everyone who wishes to enter the 2018 World Press Photo Contest must register for access to the entry site before 4 January 2018, 12.00 (noon) CET. Entries to the photo contest may only be submitted online via the entry site, which will open on 1 December 2017 and remain open until 9 January 2018, 12.00 (noon) CET.
An international jury selects the World Press Photo of the Year and gives first, second, and third prizes in all categories.
All prizewinning photographers of the photo contest receive:
- Inclusion in the World Press Photo year-long exhibition, which travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year;
- Inclusion in the annual collectible yearbook, available in multiple languages with a worldwide distribution of more than 30,000;
- Invitation, return airfare, and hotel accommodation for the annual networking event, the World Press Photo Festival, in Amsterdam;
- A diploma and Golden Eye Award, presented at the annual Awards Ceremony during the World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam.
In addition, prize winners are often featured in major publications and invited to speak at public events, exhibition openings, and lectures throughout the year.
How to apply?
The 2018 Photo Contest will open on 1 December 2017.
Questions can be directed via email to Micha Bruinvels, Director of Contests, at [email protected].
For more information please visit the official web site.