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2013 World Press Photo + Multimedia Contests – Call for Entries

World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 56th annual photojournalism contest and 3rd annual multimedia contest.

World Press Photo’s annual competition is the leading photojournalism contest in the world and free to enter for all professional press photographers, photojournalists and their representatives.

The jury gives first, second, and third prizes in all categories. First prize winners in each category receive a cash prize of €1,500. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000!

World Press Photo Opens Its 2013 Annual Photo + Multimedia Contests

Beginning 3 December 2012, World Press Photo – a non-profit organization committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism worldwide – has started accepting entries for its 56th annual photojournalism contest and its 3rd annual multimedia contest.

Here are the competition categories for the 2013 World Press Photojournalism Contest:

  • General News
    Pictures (GN) or stories/portfolios (GNS) covering (major) news topics and their aftermaths, in such areas as politics, economics, conflict, social tension, relief and reconstruction work, and crime. All pictures must have been shot in 2012.
  • Spot News
    Pictures (SN) or stories/portfolios (SNS) witnessing news moments or unfolding events. All pictures must have been shot in 2012.
  • Contemporary Issues
    Single feature pictures (CI) or stories/portfolios (CIS) documenting issues affecting people’s lives and society today, relating to social, environmental, health, economic, or other such areas.
  • Daily Life
    Pictures (DL) or stories/portfolios (DLS) that document the extraordinary or unseen in the ordinary, or cast a new perspective on everyday life.
  • Observed Portraits
    Pictures (PO) or stories/portfolios (POS) portraying people (groups and individuals), public figures, or celebrities, observed in their environment.
  • Staged Portraits
    Staged portraits (PS) or stories/portfolios (PSS) of celebrities, public figures or people (groups and individuals).
  • Nature
    Pictures (NA) or stories/portfolios (NAS) of wildlife, other aspects of the natural world, or landscapes.
  • Sports Action
    Single pictures (SA) or portfolios/stories (SAS) capturing defining moments during major sporting events or top-level contests. All pictures must have been shot in 2012.
  • Sports Feature
    Portfolios/stories (SFS) featuring the variety of ways sports are practiced worldwide, on an amateur or professional level, competitively, or for recreation.

And here is a listing of the competition categories for the 2013 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest:

  • Online Short
    A film with a journalistic approach that was produced for the web and lasts no longer than 12 minutes. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound, or text.
  • Online Feature
    A feature film with a documentary storyline that was produced for the web. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound, or text.
  • Interactive Documentary
    An online interactive story or project. Productions must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound, or text.

The results of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest will be announced on 15 February 2013 and the winners of the 2013 Multimedia Contest will be announced on 1 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 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.

To get further details and to enter, please visit World Press Photo – through the Official Website link below.