How to Submit Your Work for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest

December 7, 2023
12:00–13:15PM EST
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Women visit a hot spring that has emerged from the dried bed of the Aral Sea, near Akespe village, Kazakhstan. Once the world’s fourth-largest lake, the Aral Sea has lost 90 percent of its content since river water was first diverted to serve agriculture and industry in the 1960s. Photo by Anush Babajanyan.

The annual World Press Photo Contest recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. Entering the World Press Photo Contest is free and open to all professional photographers working in the field of photojournalism and/or documentary photography. Entries will open on 1 December 2023 and close on 11 January 2024.

Are you interested in submitting your work for the 2024 World Press Photo Contest? Would you like advice on how to best prepare the work you want to enter?

In this presentation, World Press Photo Contest director Anna Lena Mehr and 2023 Contest winner Anush Babajanyan will run you through the Contest entry process and share insights on how to best submit your work. It will be followed by a Q&A session.



As Contest Director at the World Press Photo Foundation, Anna Lena is in charge of the annual photo contest that celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the last year. She started her path at World Press Photo to manage contests, projects, and events, centered around recognizing the important work of documentary and news photographers around the world.In 2021 Anna Lena implemented a new contest model to give a platform to a more diverse representation of our world.
Armenian photographer Anush Babajanyan focuses her work on social narratives and personal stories. In addition to working extensively in the Caucasus, she photographs in Central Asia and around the world.

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