The World Press Photo Contest 2019

 

The World Press Photo Contest

The World Press Photo Contest

Opening: 3 December 2018
Deadline: January 8, 2019
Entry fee: Free
Conditions: only open to professional photographers
Prizes: €10,000, valuable prizes, publications and exhibitions

The annual 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 contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The membership of the jury changes every year, and is led by a chair and supported by two secretaries who implement the rigorous judging procedures.

Categories

  • Contemporary Issues
    Single pictures or stories documenting cultural, political or social issues affecting individuals or societies.
  • Environment
    Single pictures or stories documenting human impact, positive or negative, on the environment.
  • General News
    Single pictures or stories reporting on news topics and their aftermaths.
  • Long­-Term Projects
    A project on a single theme that has been shot over at least three different years.
  • Nature
    Single pictures or stories showing flora, fauna and landscapes in their natural state.
  • Portraits
    Single pictures or stories of individuals or groups either in observed or posed portraits.
  • Sports
    Single pictures, stories or portfolios that capture individual or team sports.
  • Spot News
    Single pictures or stories witnessing news moments or immediate events.

Website of Photo Contest: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/photo-contest

The World Press Photo Contest 2018 Winners

World Press Photo of the Year

© Ronaldo Schemidt, World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Contest
Venezuela Crisis
© Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela
World Press Photo of the Year

 

Contemporary Issues

© Jesco Denzel, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Lagos Waterfronts under Threat
© Jesco Denzel, Germany
1st prize singles

 

© Giulio Di Sturco, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
More Than a Woman
© Giulio Di Sturco, Italy
2nd prize singles

 

© Roger Turesson, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
North Korea
© Roger Turesson, Sweden
3rd prize singles

 

© Heba Khamis, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Banned Beauty
© Heba Khamis, Egypt
1st prize stories

 

© George Steinmetz, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Feeding China
© George Steinmetz, United States
2nd prize stories

 

© Espen Rasmussen, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
White Rage – USA
© Espen Rasmussen, Norway
3rd prize stories

 

Environment

© Neil Aldridge, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Waiting For Freedom
© Neil Aldridge, South Africa
1st prize singles

 

© Thomas P. Peschak, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Attack of the Zombie Mouse
© Thomas P. Peschak, Germany/South Africa
2nd prize singles

 

© Thomas P. Peschak, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Back in Time
© Thomas P. Peschak, Germany/South Africa
3rd prize singles

 

© Kadir van Lohuizen, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Wasteland
© Kadir van Lohuizen, Netherlands
1st prize stories

 

© Luca Locatelli, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Hunger Solutions
© Luca Locatelli, Italy
2nd prize stories

 

© Daniel Beltra, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Amazon: Paradise Threatened
© Daniel Beltra, United States
3rd prize stories

 

General News

© Patrick Brown, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Rohingya Crisis
© Patrick Brown, Australia
1st prize singles

 

© Richard Tsong-Taatarii, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Not My Verdict
© Richard Tsong-Taatarii, United States
2nd prize singles

 

© Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Watch Houses Burn
© Md Masfiqur Akhtar Sohan, Bangladesh
3rd prize singles

 

© Ivor Prickett, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
The Battle for Mosul
© Ivor Prickett, Ireland
1st prize stories

 

© Kevin Frayer, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Rohingya Refugees Flee Into Bangladesh to Escape Ethnic Cleansing
© Kevin Frayer, Canada
2nd prize stories

 

© Francesco Pistilli, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Lives In Limbo
© Francesco Pistilli, Italy
3rd prize stories

 

Long-Term Projects

© Carla Kogelman, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Ich Bin Waldviertel
© Carla Kogelman, Netherlands
1st prize stories

 

© Fausto Podavini, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Omo Change
© Fausto Podavini, Italy
2nd prize stories

 

© Javier Arcenillas, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Latidoamerica
© Javier Arcenillas, Spain
3rd prize stories

 

Nature

© Corey Arnold, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Dumpster Diver
© Corey Arnold, United States
1st prize singles

 

© Thomas P. Peschak, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Jump
© Thomas P. Peschak, Germany/South Africa
2nd prize singles

 

© Michael Patrick O'Neill, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Flying Fish in Motion
© Michael Patrick O’Neill, United States
3rd prize singles

 

© Ami Vitale, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Warriors Who Once Feared Elephants Now Protect Them
© Ami Vitale, USA
1st prize stories

 

© Jasper Doest, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Sacred No More
© Jasper Doest, Netherlands
2nd prize stories

 

© Thomas P. Peschak, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Galapagos: Rocking the Cradle
© Thomas P. Peschak, Germany
3rd prize stories

 

People

© Magnus Wennman, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Resignation Syndrome
© Magnus Wennman, Sweden
1st prize singles

 

© Alessio Mamo, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Manal, War Portraits
© Alessio Mamo, Italy
2nd prize singles

 

© Li Huaifeng, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Earth Kiln
© Li Huaifeng, China
3rd prize singles

 

© Adam Ferguson, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived
© Adam Ferguson, United States
1st prize stories

 

© Anna Boyiazis, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Finding Freedom in the Water
© Anna Boyiazis, United States
2nd prize stories

 

© Tatiana Vinogradova, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Girls
© Tatiana Vinogradova, Russia
3rd prize stories

 

Sports

Royal Shrovetide Football, © Oliver Scarff, United Kingdom, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Royal Shrovetide Football
© Oliver Scarff, United Kingdom
1st prize singles

 

Steaming Scrum, © Stephen McCarthy, Ireland, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Steaming Scrum
© Stephen McCarthy, Ireland
2nd prize singles

 

Marathon des Sables, © Erik Sampers, France, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Marathon des Sables
© Erik Sampers, France
3rd prize singles

 

Kid Jockeys, © Alain Schroeder, Belgium, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Kid Jockeys
© Alain Schroeder, Belgium
1st prize stories

 

Peace Football Club, © Juan D Arredondo, Colombia, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Peace Football Club
© Juan D Arredondo, Colombia
2nd prize stories

 

The Boys and the Bulls, © Nikolai Linares, Denmark, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
The Boys and the Bulls
© Nikolai Linares, Denmark
3rd prize stories

 

Spot News

Venezuela Crisis, © Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela, 1st prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Venezuela Crisis
© Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela
1st prize singles

 

Car Attack, © Ryan Kelly, United States, 2nd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Car Attack
© Ryan Kelly, United States
2nd prize singles

 

Mideast Crisis Iraq Mosul, © Goran Tomasevic, Serbia, 3rd prize singles, World Press Photo Contest
Mideast Crisis Iraq Mosul
© Goran Tomasevic, Serbia
3rd prize singles

 

Massacre in Las Vegas, © David Becker, United States, 1st prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Massacre in Las Vegas
© David Becker, United States
1st prize stories

 

Witnessing the immediate aftermath of an attack in the heart of London, © Toby Melville, United Kingdom, 2nd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Witnessing the immediate aftermath of an attack in the heart of London
© Toby Melville, United Kingdom
2nd prize stories

 

Demonstrator Catches Fire, © Juan Barreto, Venezuela, 3rd prize stories, World Press Photo Contest
Demonstrator Catches Fire
© Juan Barreto, Venezuela
3rd prize stories

World Press Photo Contest 2017 Winners

 

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