2019 World Press Photo Contest
The World Press Photo of the Year award honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year. The new award for the World Press Photo Story of the Year will honor the photographer whose visual creativity and skills produced a story with excellent editing and sequencing that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance that year. On 20 February 2019, the 6 nominees for Photo of the Year, and 3 nominees for Story of the Year will be announced. The winners will be announced in April 2019.
Why you should enter:
- It is free to enter
- Open to all professionals around the world
- Your work is presented anonymously to the jury
- Independently judged by leaders in visual journalism
- Winners are showcased in global exhibitions and yearbook
- Winners share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value
On par with the ‘World Press Photo of the Year’, we are now announcing the ‘World Press Photo Story of the Year’ and for the Digital Storytelling Contest, the ‘World Press Photo Interactive of the Year’ and the ‘World Press Photo Online Video of the Year’. The winners of these four headline awards will receive €10,000 each. This means all contest winners will share in prizes totaling more than €130,000 in value.
The contest is open to professional photographers and photojournalists, and entry coordinators submitting work on their behalf.
Copyrights & Usage Rights:
Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded pictures, copyright holders grant the World Press Photo Foundation unlimited non-exclusive use of high- resolution pictures for activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation, without any remuneration being due.