The Canadian War Museum presents the World Press Photo Exhibition 2009 from August 6 to 29, 2010. The official opening of the exhibition will be launched from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010. Every year the World Press Photo contest invites professional photographers and photojournalists to enter this internationally renowned contest. Participants may enter single images or portfolios in ten categories. Founded in the Netherlands in 1955, the 2009 contest attracted over 96,000 images submitted by 5,500 photographers from 124 countries. The winning images, which are chosen by a select panel of international judges, are then composed into a traveling exhibition that visits 100 locations worldwide. The next stop on the tour is the Just for Laughs Museum in Montreal from September 3 to October 3, 2010.