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World Press Photo Contest 2018

    World Press Photo Contest 2018 | Graphic Competitions
     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  January 9, 2018 - expired! November 21, 2017
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    The annual World Press Photo Contest is at the core of World Press Photo's activities and it has come to be regarded as the most prestigious international award for photojournalism in the world. It offers an overview of how press photographers tackle their work worldwide and how the press gives us the news, bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe to reflect trends and developments in photojournalism.

    The main overall prize, the World Press Photo of the Year, is awarded for the single photograph that is not only the photo-journalistic encapsulation the year, but represents an issue, situation or event of great journalistic importance, and does so in a way that demonstrates an outstanding level of visual perception and creativity.

    There are eight categories:

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

    The 2018 edition features a new category - Environment - along with small changes to the focus of the Contemporary Issues and Nature categories. The Daily Life category has been discontinued.

    Please note, a username and password are required to enter and can be requested until January 4, 2018. The final deadline for submitting entries is January 9, 2018.

    There is no entry fee


    All professional press photographers, photo agencies, newspapers and magazines from anywhere in the world are invited to submit their best news-related pictures from the previous year.


    The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The winning pictures are also published in the yearbook, which is available in multiple languages.

    All nominees are brought to Amsterdam in April to receive their prize during the World Press Photo Festival, an event featuring photographer presentations, screenings, talks, and the Awards Ceremony.

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