The prestigious World Press Photo photojournalism contest, now in its 52nd year, is now underway. Professional press photographers are invited to submit photographs (individual or photo stories) in ten different categories. The 2009 jury panel is headed by MaryAnne Golon, consulting editor for Time magazine.
Judges will base their decisions on the photographs’ journalistic significance and photographer’s technique and vision. The Photo of the Year Award recipient will win EUR 10,000. Entries via mail are being accepted Oct 1, 2008 – January 15, 2009 while online submissions are accepted between December 1, 2008 and January 15, 2009. Winners to be announced in February with an awards ceremony held in Amsterdam.
To learn more, visit the World Press Photo website.