World Press Photo has invited all professional photojournalists and other visual storytellers worldwide to participate in the 58th annual photo contest and the 5th annual multimedia contest. The deadline for submissions for both contests is January 14, 2015. This year, there are a number of changes in the contest set-up, including the introduction of a category for long-term projects and a new procedure for assessing the post-processing of files. For further details, log on to: http:// www.worldpressphoto.org/contest. Those who wish to participate can create a username and password till January 8, and submit their entries till January 14, 2015. World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism will judge the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from the beginning of February, headed by Jury Chair Michele McNally, Assistant Managing Editor of The New York Times, who will also lead the News category. The jury chairs for the other themed categories, Sports, Nature, Portraits and Documentary are Mark Baker, Peter-Matthias Gaede, Alessia Glaviano and Donald Weber.
The results of the 2015 Photo Contest will be announced on February 12, 2015. The jury will decide the first, second, and third prizes in all categories. First-prize winners in each category will receive a cash prize of 1,500 Euros. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honourable mention, will receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The Premier Award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of 10,000 Euros. The annual Awards Days, a two-day celebration of the prizewinners, will take place in Amsterdam on April 24 and 25, 2015. The prize-winning pictures will be presented in an exhibition that will travel year-round to about 100 cities in 45 countries, starting with Amsterdam in De Nieuwe Kerk in April 2015.