World Press Photo born in 1955, is an independent international institution for non-profit photojournalism. The 2018 edition held Rome in Italian premiere at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni.
The World Press Photo Award is one of the most important awards in the field of photojournalism. Every year, for over 60 years, an independent jury, made up of international experts, is asked to express itself on thousands of requests for participation sent to the World Press Photo Foundation in Amsterdam by photojournalists from all over the world.
This year the announcement process is new. The foundation is today announcing the nominees in each category of the Photo Contest and the Digital Storytelling Contest, with the winners to be revealed at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April. The highlight of today’s announcement is that, for the first time, the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are revealed. The winner of the World Press Photo of the Year will be announced at the Awards Show in Amsterdam on 12 April.
The jury of the 2018 contest selected nominees in eight categories, including the new environment category. They are 42 photographers from 22 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK, USA and Venezuela. In total, there are 307 nominated photographs across the eight categories.
The World Press Photo of the Year honors the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year. Each nominated photograph, including all singles and stories in seven of the eight contest categories (excluding Long-Term Projects) is eligible for the World Press Photo of the Year.