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2011 World Press Photo Contest


The 2011 World Press Photo Contest is now open for entries.

Categories:

Spot News - SN/SNS
Single images (SN) or stories/portfolios (SNS) of unscheduled events for which no advance planning was possible. All images must have been shot in 2010.

General News - GN/GNS
Single images (GN) or stories/portfolios (GNS) of planned or organized events. All images must have been shot in 2010.

People in the News - PN/PNS
Single images (PN) or stories/portfolios (PNS) of people or groups of people featuring in the news. All images must have been shot in 2010.

Sports - SP/SPS
Single images of sports action (SP) or sports feature stories/portfolios (SPS).

Contemporary Issues - CI/CIS
Single feature images (CI) or stories/portfolios (CIS) exploring contemporary social issues, environmental issues, health issues, etc.

Daily Life - DL/DLS
Single images (DL) or stories/portfolios (DLS) illustrating the richness and diversity of everyday life.

Portraits - PO/POS
Single images (PO) or stories/portfolios (POS) portraying people (groups and individuals), including public figures and celebrities.

Arts and Entertainment - AE/AES
Editorial reporting in single images (AE) or stories/portfolios (AES) of visual and performing arts, rituals, festivals, etc.

Nature - NA/NAS
Single images (NA) or stories/portfolios (NAS) about the natural world, flora and fauna, landscapes, etc.

Eligibility:

The World Press Photo contest is only open to professional photographers and photojournalists. All entries must include the personal and professional details of the participant as well as a full specification of all digitally submitted images in the form of all required metadata. The photographer’s professional status must be established by providing a document of verification (press card, union membership card, letter of reference or other official document).

How the process works:
  • Complete the application procedure in order to request a user name and password.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 7 January 2011, 23.59 Central European Time.
  • After your application is approved you will receive a user name and password
  • Log in to the site and check your personal and professional data
  • Upload and edit your images to complete your entry
  • Submit your entry
The deadline for submitting entries is Thursday, 13 January 2011, 23.59 Central European Time.

There is no entry fee.

Website: 2011 World Press Photo Contest


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