The 2024 World Press Photo Contest is open for entries and submissions will be accepted until 11 January 2024, 13.00 CET (Amsterdam time).

Photo credit:  Mohamed Mahdy.

This will be the third contest working with a regional model which focuses on increased visibility and connections in regions around the world that have been historically underrepresented in the annual World Press Photo Contest. The aim is to make the 2024 Contest a platform that reflects the important stories that were made across the world this year. Entering the contest is free and open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography. No synthetic or artificially generated images and no use of artificially generative fill are allowed in this contest. Any use of these tools will automatically disqualify the entry from the contest.

This year sees the appointment of a new global jury chair, Fiona Shields, who comes with more than 20 years of picture editing experience across a range of newspaper titles. She is also a curator, speaker on photojournalism and photography mentor.  World Press Photo will host several online expert talks for information and tips on preparing entries – with previous winners and jury members, including Isadora Romero, Alessandro Cinque, M’hammed Kilito, Veejay Villafranca, Anush Babajanyan, Sodiq Adelakun Adekola, and Angela Jimu. These will give an overview of the entry process, share insights on how to effectively submit your best work, and answer all your questions so you are ready to enter the contest. Learn more and register here.