World Press Photo Awards 2014

A World Press Photo Award is the pinnacle of any photojournalist’s career.  This annual competition allows professional photojournalists from across the world to thrash it out for visual journalistic supremacy in this prestigious competition.

In 2014, the judging panel will be chaired by Gary Knight who has on previous occasions been on the awards jury, and he even chaired it in 2008.  Given Gary’s immense experience in photojournalism it is only fitting to see him back in this role.  See his bio here.

“The World Press Photo contest evolves every year as it seeks to adapt to the rapid changes in the media landscape. The very definition of what constitutes the press or what is a photograph has transformed since the Award was instituted. World Press Photo takes its role as the world’s most prestigious and multi-genre global photojournalism award very seriously and, as I look forward to chairing the jury again, there are new categories and a more diverse demographic of jurors to adapt to this changing topography”, said Gary when asked about judging the contest again.

How to Enter

Submissions may begin from the beginning of December 2013, and the deadline for submissions is 15 January 2014, 23.59 CET.  All submissions are to be made online with the World Press Photo website, and this will require participants to setup an account on the site.  The deadline for account creation is 9 January 2014, 23.59 CET.  Visit the World Press Photo Competition page for more information.

Author Bio

Darryl Gibbs

Simply put, Darryl is a serious tech enthusiast, bordering on "nerd" status. His interest in the world of photography was hatched while marketing for one of the major camera brands, and he hasn't looked back since. Darryl has an insatiable need to improve the quality of peoples lives through technology by making it accessible and understandable. Add to that a humorous outlook on things, and you have a pretty awesome kind of guy!