How to enter

How to enter the 2024 Contest

The 2024 World Press Photo Contest is open for entries until 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET. To enter the contest, follow these steps: 

1. Create your personal Picter account here.

If you have entered the World Press Photo Contest on Picter in the last three years, you can log in using the same login details you previously used. 

2. Register for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest on Picter.

This requires your personal data as well as your proof of professional status. You can register until 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET. If you’re a new entrant (have not entered the contest in the last three years), your registration will be reviewed to ensure it meets our entry rules. We reserve the right to ask for additional information to help clarify your professional status.

Did you know?
You do not have to provide a press card as proof of your professional status, there are several other ways to provide this information. For example, a membership document or recommendation letter from a recognized photographic association, or at least one proof of publication from 2022 or 2023 with your name visible as credit. Take a look at our entry rules to see which documents we accept as proof

3. While your registration is under review, you can already upload your work, and add captions, metadata, and other information.

Photographs entered into the Singles, Stories, and Long-Term Projects categories must comply with our rules on manipulation and must not be altered by adding, rearranging, reversing, distorting or removing people and/or objects from within the frame. All entries must have accurate captions and descriptions, written in English. Captions must contain all the information described in the guidance on how to write captions.

Did you know?
Captions can be translated into English using tools such as Google Translation. If the captions have been translated, please also provide the original caption.

4. Submit your entries before the deadline of 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET.

Until the deadline, you can always log back into your account and edit your submission. After editing, make sure to resubmit your entry so it will be seen by the jury.

Need help with your submission?

Join one of our online expert talks for information and tips on preparing your entry. The webinars will be hosted in English, Spanish, and French by the World Press Photo team together with previous winners and jury members. We will give you an overview of the entry process, share insights on how to effectively submit your best work, and answer all your questions so you are ready to enter the contest. Find out more and register.
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Image credit: Ahmad Halabisaz