Saturday, October 4, 2008

2009 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo is now inviting professional photographers and photojournalists to enter the 2009 World Press Photo contest.

Founded in the Netherlands in 1955, World Press Photo is an independent non-profit organization whose primary goal it is to create international support and attention for professional press photographers. Throughout the years, World Press Photo has developed into an independent platform for photojournalism and free exchange of information.

In order to achieve its goal, World Press Photo organizes an annual press photography contest that has become one of the largest contests in the field of press photography. In the 2008 World Press Photo contest, 80536 images were submitted by 5019 photographers from 125 countries. The winning pictures are composed into a traveling exhibition that attracts more than 2 million visitors every year at more than 90 locations worldwide.

All contest information in nine languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish) is now available on:

Please note: The web entry site to submit entries to the 2009 contest online will open on 1 December 2008. Detailed information about entering online can also be found on

Images may be entered as single images or stories/portfolios in ten categories: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Feature, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment and Nature.

The deadline for entries to the 2009 World Press Photo contest is 15 January 2009.
If you have further questions, please send an email to:

Source: CEPIC

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