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Apply for the 2021 World Press Photo Contest for professional photographers and Win a prize up to Euro 5000

World Press Photo Contest 2021

Category:  Photography

 Deadline:  January 12, 2021

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The annual 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.

The contest is organized into eight categories, and judged by a jury of leading professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year. The General Jury 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 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.

There are eight categories:

• Contemporary Issues
• Environment
• General News
• Long­-Term Projects
• Nature
• Portraits
• Sports
• Spot News

All pictures entered to the singles and stories category must have been shot in 2020. Pictures can be submitted whether or not they have been published.

There is no entry fee.

Eligibility

Open to professional photographers only.

Prize

• The World Press Photo of the Year: 5,000 EUR
• The World Press Photo Story of the Year: 5,000 EUR

All winning photographers will be invited to a small online festival including the winners announcement, presentations, lectures and networking opportunities for the winners to connect to a selected group of jurors, editors and industry professionals.

Winners are showcased in global exhibitions and yearbook.

Moreover, all nominated photographers of the photo contest will be included in the annual World Press Photo year-long worldwide exhibition, in the annual collectable yearbook and in the online collection, and they will have a personal profile on World Press Photo’s website.

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