World Press Photo 2021 call for entries
The call for entries for the 2021 World Press Photo is now open for entries in the Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling categories.
Since 1955, the World Press 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.
Celebrating the world's finest photojournalism, entry into the competition is free, and open to all professional visual journalists from around the world. An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions each year. The full jury panel can be viewed at this link. This year the judging process will take place entirely online due to COVID-19.
To highlight diverse stories, the Photo Contest awards single exposure images in eight categories.
- Contemporary Issues
- General News
- Long-Term Projects
- Spot News
The winners of the headline prizes World Press Photo of the Year and World Press Photo Story of the Year both receive a cash prize of €5,000. All the awarded stories are showcased via an annual exhibition and yearbook.
Digital Storytelling Contest
The Digital Storytelling Contest awards productions in three categories: Interactive, Long, Short. The winners of the headline prizes World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year both receive a cash prize of €5,000 euros.
The awarded productions are included in the World Press Photo exhibitions which feature the Digital Storytelling Contest.
2021 Contests Timeline
- Entries close: 12 January 2021, 12.00 noon CET.
- Nominees announced: 10 March 2021
- Winners announced: 15 April 2021
Additional entry info can be found at this link.
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