2020 World Press Photo Contests

Our annual contests recognize and celebrate the best visual journalism produced over the last year.  An independent jury selects the prize-winning photographs and productions. 

The winners of the 2020 Photo Contest and 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest have been announced. 

See the 2020 Photo Contest winners gallery

View the 2020 Digital Storytelling Contest winning productions

The World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

The Digital Storytelling Contest, open to short documentary film and interactive productions, recognizes and rewards forms of visual storytelling enabled by digital technologies.

2020 contest timeline

  • Contests open for entries: 2 December 2019, 12 noon CET.
  • Registration deadline: Extended to 13 January 2020, 12 noon CET.
  • Submission deadline: Extended to 16 January 2020, 12.00 noon CET.
  • Nominees announced: 25 February 2020, 12.00 noon CET
  • Winners announced: 16 April 2020
  • Flagship World Press Photo Exhibition 2020: 1 June to 29 November 2020 in Amsterdam's De Nieuwe Kerk