The 2013 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 56th annual photojournalism contest and 3rd annual multimedia contest. The final deadline for submissions is 17 January 2013 for the photo contest, and the deadline to participate in the multimedia contest is 10 January 2013.
How to enter
Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website: https://submit.worldpressphoto.org
A user name and password are required to enter and can be requested from today onwards until 11 January 2013, 23.59 CET. The final deadline for submissions is 17 January 2013, 23.59 CET.
An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 2 February until 14 February 2013. For the 56th annual photo contest, a number of the category definitions have been adjusted.
The results of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be announced on 15 February 2013. The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition that travels through more than 100 cities in over 45 countries, to start in Amsterdam at the end of April 2013.
The jury gives first, second and third prizes in all categories. First prize winners in each category receive a cash prize of €1,500. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honorable mention, receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000. In addition, Canon will donate a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to the photographer of the World Press Photo of the Year 2012. The annual Awards Days, a two-day celebration of the prizewinners, takes place in Amsterdam on 26 and 27 April 2013.