2021 World Press Photo opens for entries
The 2021 World Press Photo is open for entries, with the Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling categories now accepting entries.
The competition celebrates the world's finest photojournalism, and entering the contests is free and open to all professional visual journalists around the world. An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions each year.
This year, the judging process of the contests will take place entirely online due to COVID-19, with the jury chairs joined digitally by a team of experts from around the world to decide on the best visual journalism of 2020.
2021 Photo Contest
To highlight diverse stories, the Photo Contest awards single exposure images in eight categories: Contemporary Issues, Environment, General News, Long-Term Projects, Nature, Portraits, Sports, and Spot News.
The winners of the headline prizes World Press Photo of the Year and World Press Photo Story of the Year both receive a cash prize of €5,000. All the awarded stories are showcased via an annual exhibition and yearbook.
2021 Digital Storytelling Contest
The Digital Storytelling Contest awards productions in three categories: Interactive, Long, Short. The winners of the headline prizes World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year both receive a cash prize of €5,000 euros.
The awarded productions are included in the World Press Photo exhibitions which feature the Digital Storytelling Contest.
Both contests are open for entries until 12 January 2021.
Entries open: 1 December 2020, 12.00 noon CET
Entries close: 12 January 2021, 12.00 noon CET
Nominees announced: 10 March 2021
Winners announced: 15 April 2021
Find out more about the 2021 Contests, categories and prizes here.