The annual World Press Photo Competition honors and acknowledges the year’s greatest photojournalism and documentary photography. Entering your work for free gives you the chance to win up to €1,000 (for a regional winner) and €5,000 (for a global winner), as well as have your work seen by people all over the world.
The six global regions that the 2023 World Press Photo Contest works with are Southeast Asia and Oceania, North and Central America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. A single photograph shot in Canada would be put into the North and Central America category for the Singles category and would be judged according to the region in which it was taken.
Four format-based categories are available for each region: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects, and Open Format. These categories include submissions that observe or record news-related incidents, events, and/or their consequences, as well as social, political, and environmental problems and/or remedies.
All of the thematic categories from previous competitions are included in these format-based categories, including general news, spot news, contemporary issues, environment, nature, sports, and portraits. So, entries with a wide range of themes can be sent to the appropriate format-based category.
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Basics of World Press Photo Contest
- Type of Program: College School
- Organization in Charge: World Press Photo
- Country of study:
- School of study:
- Course of study: Not specified
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: January 10, 2023.
Benefits of World Press Photo Contest
Each regional contest champion will receive:
1. A cash prize worth €1,000.
2. Inclusion in the yearly, year-round, international World Press Photo exhibition.
3. Inclusion in the collectible yearbook, which comes out every year and is printed in more than 30 languages and more than 30,000 copies around the world.
4. Having a personal page on the World Press Photo website and being part of the online collection.
5. Advertising on the platforms of World Press Photo.
6. Permission to attend an award ceremony.
7. A tangible reward.
Winners are also often interviewed by well-known media outlets and asked to give speeches at annual lectures, exhibit openings, and other public events.
The World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Story of the Year, World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award, and World Press Photo Open Format Award are chosen by an international jury. From the regional winners in each category, the worldwide champions will be selected.
Global champions will also earn the following in addition to their regional awards:
1. An extra monetary award of €5,000.
2. A second material reward.
The panel may decide to reward an entry with an Honorable Mention in order to draw attention to it in addition to the regional and international winners. Honorable mentions are given to submissions that observe or cover noteworthy news events from the contest year, as well as their effects (2022).
Only entries from the Singles or Stories categories are eligible for the Honorable Mention award, which the jury may give to a maximum of one region.
Honorable Mention recipients receive:
1. Inclusion in the yearly, year-round, international World Press Photo exhibition.
2. Inclusion in the collectible yearbook, which comes out every year and is printed in more than 30 languages and more than 30,000 copies around the world.
3. Online publication in the archive and a user profile on the World Press Photo website.
4. Advertising on the platforms of World Press Photo.
Eligibility Criteria for World Press Photo Contest
1. Available to all active professional photographers globally;
2. You may be a photojournalist or documentary photographer.
Follow these instructions to enter the competition:
1. Open a Picter account for yourself.
2. Sign up on Picter to participate in the 2023 World Press Photo Contest. Your personal information and documentation of your professional position are required for this.
Your registration will be evaluated to make sure it complies with the entry requirements if you’re a first-time participant (you haven’t entered the contest in the previous three years). They have the right to request more details in order to clarify your standing as a professional.
3. You can already upload your work and add captions, metadata, and other details while your registration is being reviewed.
4. Send in your entries before the cutoff time of 13:00 CET on January 10, 2023.
10th January, 2023.
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