World Press Photo contest deadline 14 January 2010


2010 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo is now inviting professional photographers and photojournalists to enter the 2010 World Press Photo Contest.

Founded in the Netherlands in 1955, World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization whose primary goal it is to create international support and attention for professional press photographers. Throughout the years, World Press Photo has developed into an independent platform for photojournalism and free exchange of information.

In order to achieve its goal, World Press Photo organizes an annual press photography contest that has become one of the largest contests in the field of press photography.

In the 2009 World Press Photo Contest, 96.268 images were submitted by 5.508 photographers from 124 countries. The winning pictures are composed into a traveling exhibition that attracts more than 2 million visitors every year at more than 90 locations worldwide.

Contest entry information in seven languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) is available on:

Entries to the 2010 World Press Photo Contest can only be submitted online.

To submit entries online, a user name and password are needed. Both can be requested on our website between 1 December 2009 and 8 January 2010.

Images may be entered as single images or stories/portfolios in ten categories: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment and Nature.

The deadline for submitting entries to the 2010 World Press Photo Contest is 14 January 2010, 23.59 Central European Time.

If you have further questions, please send an email to: