World Press Photo Contest: call for entries
The call for entries for the World Press Photo Contest 2020 is now open. The competition rewards photographers for the best pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Entries may be single images or stories, but all are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
Besides prizes across a variety of categories, the major awards are the World Press Photo of the Year and the World Press Photo Story of the Year for the Photo Contest. Lekgetho Makola, head of Market Photo Workshop, in Johannesburg, South Africa, will chair the 2020 Photo Contest Jury.
With a prize pool totalling €130,000, the winners of the World Press Photo of the Year and the World Press Photo Story of the Year awards will receive €10,000 each. The prize-winning photographs will be assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than four million people each year.
The World Press Photo Foundation is campaigning to attract a more representative range of submissions to both contests (Photo and Digital Storytelling), focusing particularly on increasing the number of participants coming from countries currently underrepresented in the contests, and growing entries from female visual journalists.
The 2019 Photo Contest saw a significant increase in the number of winners identifying as female, from 12% in 2018 to 32% in 2019. In addition to better gender representation amongst winners, the photo contest had a 3% increase in entrants identifying as female (16% in 2018 compared to 19% in 2019).
Follow this link to learn more about World Press Photo 2020.
Entries may be submitted until 9 January 2020, 12pm CET.
In 2019, Australian Getty staff photographer, Chris McGrath was announced as one of six photographers in the running for the coveted title of World Press Photo of the Year for his image, The Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi. The photograph featured in the General News category. American photographer, John Moore's image, Crying Girl on the Border, was named World Press Photo of the Year.
Thailand-based Australian photographer, Patrick Brown won the 2019 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo for No Place On Earth.
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