2015 World Press Photo Awards
An international jury of leading professionals in the field of photojournalism worldwide began judging the entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam on 1 February headed by jury chair Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant managing editor of The New York Times.
Facts & figures
The 2015 Contest drew entries from around the world: 97,912 images were submitted by 5,692 press photographers, photojournalists, and documentary photographers from 131 countries.
New category: Long-Term Projects
A new category was launched this year, Long-Term Projects, and was welcomed with enthusiastic response by participants. A total of 14,583 images were entered, totaling 510 stories.
The jury awarded first, second, and third prizes in all categories. First-prize winners in each category receive a cash prize of 1,500 euros. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honorable mention, 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. In addition, Canon will donate a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to the winning photographer of the World Press Photo of the Year 2014. The 2015 Awards Days, an annual celebration of the prizewinners, will take place in Amsterdam on 24-25 April. The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition that travels year-round to about 100 cities in 45 countries, to start in Amsterdam in De Nieuwe Kerk on 18 April.