2022 World Press Photo Contest: Now Open For Entries

World Press Photo Contest 2022 is open for entries. See details below.

How to Apply for the World Press Photo Contest 2022: 

The annual contests recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.

An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions, which are later assembled into our annual exhibition and yearbook.

Our annual contest recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.

An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions, which are later assembled into our annual exhibition and yearbook.

Our annual Photo Contest and Digital Storytelling Contest is now open for entries.

Both contests are free to enter and open to professional visual journalists.

Requirements to Apply for the World Press Photo Contest 2022

  • It is free to enter

  • Open to all professionals around the world

  • There are different categories to highlight diverse stories

  • Independently judged by leaders in visual storytelling

  • Your chance to win €10,000 and to showcase your work to a global audience

Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.

Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

Digital Storytelling Contest

The Digital Storytelling Contest, open to short documentary film and interactive productions, recognizes and rewards the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies.

Last year we introduced two headline awards: World Press Photo Interactive of the Year and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year.

2022 Photo Contest Deadline (timeline)

To know the closing dates for the 2022 applications entries, simply refer to the deadlines below:

  • 1st December 2021: Contests open for entries 12.00 noon CET.

  • 9th January 2022: Registration deadline. 12.00 noon CET.

  • 14th January 2022: Submission deadline. Contest websites close 12.00 noon CET.

  • 16th April 2022: Awards Show in Amsterdam.

  • 17-18th April 2022: World Press Photo Festival in Amsterdam.

Official Website of World Press Photo Contest:


For More Information Visit the Official Webpage of the World Press Photo/Digital Storytelling Contest 2022.

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