The World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 54th World Press Photo Contest. Participants may enter single pictures as well photo stories/portfolios are accepted. This year’s competition boasts nine categories including: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Arts and Entertainment, Portraits, and Nature.
The jury, composed of 19 industry professionals, will give first, second and third prizes in all categories. First prize winners in each category will receive a cash prize of €1,500. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of €10,000.
The prize-winning pictures will be presented in an exhibition that travels to around 100 cities in 45 countries, starting in Amsterdam at the end of April. In addition, a yearbook published in six languages offers an insight into the winning pictures.
In the 2010 contest, 5,847 photographers from 128 countries participated submitting a total of 101,960 photographs. To submit images and for more information click here.