Photographers planning to submit entries to the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest have until 20 January 2016, 12.00 (noon) CET to enter the competition.

Entrants must first register online at the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest entry website at, where submissions are accepted. This year’s categories have been revised to include Immersive Storytelling in the existing list of categories: Short Form, Long Form and Innovative Storytelling.

The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photo contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by different juries. This year, the specialist jurors will judge the entries online, giving them added time to review. Each specialist jury will decide on a shortlist of three nominees. The chairs of the four specialist juries then comprise a general jury, which will meet in Amsterdam just prior to the Awards Days to choose an overall winner for each category.

The shortlist of three nominees will be announced on 16 March 2016, 14.00 CET. The overall winner for each category will then be decided by a general jury comprising the four jury chairs and announced during the Awards Ceremony on 23 April 2016. For an overview of the contest, visit: