Entries have opened for the 2023 World Press Photo Contest and submissions will be accepted until 10 January 2023.

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Entering the Contest is free and it is open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography. For the second year, the 2023 Contest will follow a regional model that includes six regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North and Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia and Oceania. Entries on a wide range of themes may be submitted to the appropriate format-based category: Singles, Stories, Long-Term Projects and Open Format. All information on the categories can be found here.

The judging process of the 2023 World Press Photo Contest involves regional juries and a global jury, ​​and takes place both online and offline. It takes place in several rounds across a six-week period, in January and February 2023. Winners receive €1,000 as a regional winner and an additional €5,000 as a global winner, as well as the opportunity to have their work showcased to a global audience through the annual World Press Photo Exhibition traveling to over 80 countries. In addition, they will receive global media attention and exposure on the World Press Photo social channels with over 2 million followers. Click here for full details of the prizes and here for information on how to enter the competition.