2015 World Press Photo Contests Now Open For Entries

The 2015 World Press Photo Contests are now open for participants to enter their work. The annual contest is the world’s largest for professional press photographers and photojournalists and this year features important new changes.

Now in its 58th year, the 2015 World Press Photo contests feature a new category for long-term projects and new entry requirements that reflect recent research on the procedure for assessing the post-processing of files. See here for a detailed overview.


To enter the 2015 Photo contest, entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website here. A username and password are required to enter and can be requested from today onwards until 8 January 2015, 23.59 CET. The final deadline for submissions is 14 January 2015, 23.59 CET.

Among the several new features of the 2015 Photo Contest, there is the launch of a new category called ‘Long-Term Projects’, as well as the requirement to provide files as recorded by the camera for all images that proceed to the final stages of the contest.



An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from the beginning of February. The results of the 2015 Photo Contest will be announced on 12 February 2015.


Michele McNally (USA), director of photography and assistant managing editor The New York Times.


  • Walter Astrada (Argentina), photographer
  • Mikko Takkunen (Finland), associate photo editor, Time
  • Donald Weber (Canada), photographer
  • Mariella Furrer (Switzerland), photographer
  • Munem Wasif (Bangladesh), photographer
  • Mark Baker (Australia/New Zealand), Southeast Asia photo editor, The Associated Press
  • Bob Martin (UK), photographer
  • How Hwee Young (Singapore), regional chief photographer China region, European Pressphoto Agency
  • Peter-Matthias Gaede (Germany), journalist and consultant executive board member Gruner + Jahr
  • Bruno D’Amicis (Italy), photographer
  • Christina Mittermeier (Mexico/USA), executive director Sea Legacy
  • Alessia Glaviano (Italy), senior photo editor Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue
  • Laura Pannack (UK), photographer
  • Azubuike Nwagbogu (Nigeria), director African Artists’ Foundation
  • Patrick Baz (France/Lebanon), photo manager for the MENA region Agence France-Presse
  • Pamela Chen (USA), editorial director Instagram


  • David Campbell (Australia), writer, professor and producer
  • Simon Njami (Cameroon), independent curator, lecturer and art critic
  • Maria Mann (USA), director international relations, European Pressphoto Agency


Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo entry website which can be found hereThe deadline for registrations and submissions is 14 January 2015, 23.59 CET.

Multimedia Contest judging

The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest and different rules of entry apply, with the entries judged by different teams of jury members consisting of leading professionals from the fields of visual journalism and documentary storytelling. The results of the 2015 Multimedia Contest will be announced on 11 March 2015.


Marianne Lévy-Leblond (France), Head of Web Productions and Transmedia Projects, ARTE France.


  • Dan Chung (UK), cameraman, multimedia journalist and blogger
  • Huusain Currimbhoy (Canada), documentary programmer, Sundance Film Festival
  • Barbara Davidson (Canada), staff photojournalist, Los Angeles Times
  • Bob Sacha (USA), tow professor of visual journalism, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
  • Samuel Bollendorff (France), photojournalist and webdocumentary maker
  • Louis-Richard Tremblay (Canada), producer National Film Board of Canada
  • Adnaan Wasey (USA), executive producer, POV Digital
  • Sarah Wolozin (USA), director, Open Documentary Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


To be announced at a later date.

For more details and information on judging procedure, contest rules and recent research into accepted standards of image manipulation, please visit the World Press Photo website here.

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