Get Ready for 2008 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo is opened an online service for professional photographers for uploading their entries of the 2008 World Press Photo Contest online. Photographers can register until 4 January to access the site. The deadline for uploading entries is 10 January 2008. The web entry site can be accessed at:
According to their press release, photographers wishing to enter their images need to apply for a password by 4 January to gain access to the site. After receiving their password they can finish uploading their images until 10 January 2008.

General contest information, including biographies of the 2008 jury, can also be found on the main World Press Photo website
PDF files with information about entering the contest is available on the website in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Entries can still be submitted by regular mail or courier.

Singles pictures as well as photo stories/portfolios are accepted in the following ten categories:
Spot News,
General News,
People in the News,
Sports Action,
Sports Features,
Contemporary Issues,
Daily Life,
Arts and Entertainment,
Portraits, and Nature.

The jury will give first, second and third prizes in all categories. The first prize winners in each category will receive a cash prize of 1,500 Euro, the premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of 10,000 Euro.

The winners will be announced during a press conference at 11 a.m. C.E.T. on 8 February 2008 at the Amsterdam city hall and on the World Press Photo website.

The prizewinning pictures are presented in a traveling exhibition that will be displayed in about 95 cities in 45 countries, starting in Amsterdam at the end of April. The exhibition is accompanied by a yearbook published in 6 languages.

In the 2007 contest, 4,460 photographers from 124 countries participated submitting a total of 78,083 photographs.
Also, check out the 2006 results here.

Categorized as Contests

By Laura

I started photography as a hobby in 2005, during college. My passion slowly became a more important part of my life since 2008. Because of using a combination of my photographic knowledge, with those of internet marketing, I like to call myself a "photomarketer".

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