2018 World Press Photo Contests

14.02.2018

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2018 World Press Photo Contest _ Photo by Anna Boyiazis, «Finding Freedom in the Water»

 

The World Press Photo Foundation announced on February 14, 2018 the nominees in each category of the 61st annual Photo Contest and the 8th annual Digital Storytelling Contest. For the first time the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are revealed.

The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year, and the winners in all categories, will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on April 12, 2018.


The 2018 World Press Photo Contest

The jury selected nominees in eight categories. 42 photographers from 22 countries. 4,548 photographers from 125 countries have submitted 73,044 images. The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are, in alphabetical order:

Patrick Brown, Rohingya Crisis | Panos Pictures for Unicef

Adam Ferguson, Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them ... |  for The New York Times

Toby Melville, Witnessing the Immediate Aftermath of an Attack in the Heart of London | Reuters

Ivor Prickett,The Battle for Mosul - Lined Up for an Aid Distribution |  for The New York Times

Ivor Prickett,The Battle for Mosul - Young Boy Is Cared for by Iraqi Special Forces Soldiers |  for The New York Times

Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela Crisis | Agence France-Presse

A group of internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography - chaired by Magdalena Herrera - convened in Amsterdam to judge all entries. The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 100 locations in 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The first World Press Photo exhibition opens in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, on April 14,  2018.


The 2018 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest


The Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet. This year, 308 productions have been submitted to the contest.
 

 

 

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