2024 Contest

Entries are open until 11 January 2024

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year, selected by an international independent jury. Entering is free and prizes include up to €6,000, inclusion in our annual traveling exhibition, and more.

Entries for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest are now open until Thursday 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET. We are excited to welcome a multiplicity of stories and a diverse range of photographers from all over the world to enter the contest!

Why should you enter?

Entering the World Press Photo Contest is free and open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography.

As a winner, your work will be:
  • Included in our annual traveling exhibition seen by over 4 million visitors, shown around the world in over 80 cities
  • Published on our website and social platforms with over 2 million followers
  • Included in our yearbook
You will also receive:
  • €1,000 for each of the 24 regional winners and an additional €5,000 for the four global winners
  • An invitation to the Winners’ Program in Amsterdam
  • A physical award
  • For the four global winners: a FUJIFILM GFX100 II camera, with two lenses of choice, two Li-ion batteries, and dual battery charger

Find out more about prizes. 

Enter now

Entries to the 2024 World Press Photo Contest are open until 11 January 2022, 13.00 CET. To enter the contest, follow these steps

To facilitate a fair entry and judging process, it is important that every entrant reads the entry rules and agrees to them. Read here.


  • Entries open: 1 December 2023, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time)
  • Entries close: 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time)
  • Regional winners announcement: 3 April 2024
  • Global winners announcement: 18 April 2024
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2024 opens in Amsterdam: 19 April 2024
Do you want to be notified about any upcoming announcements regarding the 2024 Contest? Sign up here.


Fiona Shields, United Kingdom, Head of Photography, The Guardian, is the 2024 World Press Photo Contest global jury chair.

The rest of the jury will be announced soon. Find out more about the judging process.

Online Expert Talks

Are you a photojournalist or documentary photographer from Africa, Latin America, Asia or Southeast Asia interested in entering the 2024 World Press Photo Contest? Join one of our online expert talks for information and tips on preparing your entry. The webinars will be hosted by the World Press Photo team, together with previous winners and jury members. Find out more here or through the links below. 

Are you looking for more specific information? Visit one of the following pages to find out more about: 

Image credits: Anush Babajanyan, VII Photo/National Geographic Society; Ahmad Halabisaz; Jonas Kakó, Panos Pictures.