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Competition for photographers: The World Press Photo Contest

The annual competition for photographers offer rewards 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.

The contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year, and is led by a chair and supported by a secretary who implements the rigorous judging procedures.

The jury, chair, and secretary are independent of the World Press Photo Foundation. The staff, board, and partners of the World Press Photo Foundation cannot direct the jury’s decisions.



16 November 2016: Details about the contest, as well as the jury members’ names, were announced.

1 December 2016: The contest website opens for entries.

6 January 2017: Registration for the contest website closes. All entrants must register by this deadline.

11 January 2017: The contest website closes for entries and judging begins.

13 February 2017: Winners are announced.

20-22 April 2017: All winners are invited to the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism in Amsterdam.



The 2017 contest is now open for entries. Entries can only be submitted via the entry website:

For more info, visit: WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST

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