2019 World Press Photo Contests Nominees Announced in February

On 20 February the World Press Photo Foundation will announce the nominees for the 2019 Photo Contest and 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest.

This announcement will include the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year, as well as the nominees for our new headline awards - the World Press Photo Story of the Year, the World Press Photo Interactive of the Year, and the World Press Photo Online Video of the Year.

Since 1955 the World Press Photo Contest has recognized the best single exposure pictures that contributed to the prior year of visual journalism. To select the winners of the 62nd World Press Photo Contest, the judges reviewed 78801 photographs by 4738 photographers over a three-week period that commenced on 12 January 2019.

The 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest received 300 entries from all around the world. From 14-16 February, an independent jury made up of seven digital storytellers and multimedia editors from all around the world will gather in Amsterdam to select the awarded productions.

The winners of the 2019 Photo Contest and the 2019 Digital Storytelling Contest will be announced at the Awards Show taking place on 11 April 2019 in Amsterdam.

Key dates

Like last year, we will first reveal the award nominees and then announce the winners live at the Awards Show in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Please keep in mind the following dates:

  • 2019 Photo Contest judging period: 12-31 January
  • 2019 Digital Digital Storytelling Contest screening and judging period: 16 January - 16 February
  • Nominee announcement: 20 February at 12:00 CET
  • Awards Show: 11 April
  • World Press Photo Festival: 11-13 April
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2019: 13 April - 7 July, De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam