The 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be open for participants to enter their work from the beginning of December 2012.

This year marks the56th anniversary of this prestigious annual photojournalism contest, which is free to enter for all professional photojournalists and their representatives. A number of changes have been made to the category definitions to improve the quality of the entries and provide  awards and recognitions for photojournalists. A full description of the categories is available on the World Press Photo website:

Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website. The deadline for submissions is 17 January 2013, 23.59 CET. A user name and password are required to enter and can be requested from December 2012 onwards. The deadline for requesting a user name and password is 11 January 2013, 23.59 CET. Please visit for more information.

Judging will take place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 2 February until 14 February 2013. An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide  will judge the entries.

The results of the contest will be announced on 15 February 2013 in a press conference at the Amsterdam City Hall and on the Foundation’s website. The prize-winning pictures will be presented in an exhibition that travels through more than 100 cities in more than 45 countries, starting in Amsterdam at the end of April 2013.