2024 World Press Photo Contest jury

The judging process of the 2024 World Press Photo Contest takes place in several rounds, over six weeks, in January and February 2024. It involves regional juries and a global jury, ​​and will take place both online and offline. Find out more about the judging process.

The full 2024 Contest jury will be announced soon.  

Regional juries

In each of the six regions of our contest model (Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania), a selection of entries per category will first be made by a regional jury. Find out more about the judging process.

Each jury has a chair responsible for maintaining the integrity of the process, ensuring the deliberations are conducted in accordance with the highest standards, and that all jury members are fully involved in the judging process.

Global jury

The global jury is composed of the six regional jury chairs and one additional member, the global jury chair. Once the regional juries have made their selection of entries, the global jury will decide on 24 regional winners and from those, they will choose the four global winners: the World Press Photo of the Year, the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Long-Term Project Award, and the World Press Photo Open Format Award. The global jury may also choose to award Honorable Mentions.

The global jury is assisted by a secretary. The secretary is responsible for all procedural matters and ensures the rules and procedures are fairly and properly applied. The secretary does not contribute to debate on the merits of any entry, and has no vote in the balloting.

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

Find out more about what World Press Photo takes into account when selecting jury members. 

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