2012 World Press Photo Contest
- Spot news – SN/SNS
Single images (SN) or stories/portfolios (SNS) of unscheduled events for which no advance planning was possible. All images must have been shot in 2011.
- General News – GN/GNS
Single images (GN) or stories/portfolios (GNS) of planned or organized events. All images must have been shot in 2011.
- People in the News – PN/PNS
Single images (PN) or stories/portfolios (PNS) of people or groups of people featuring in the news. All images must have been shot in 2011.
- Sports – SP/SPS
Single images of sports action (SP) or sports feature stories/portfolios (SPS).
- Contemporary Issues – CI/CIS
Single feature images (CI) or stories/portfolios (CIS) exploring contemporary social issues, environmental issues, health issues, etc.
- Daily Life – DL/DLS
Single images (DL) or stories/portfolios (DLS) illustrating the richness and diversity of everyday life.
- Portraits – PO/POS
Single images (PO) or stories/portfolios (POS) portraying people (groups and individuals), including public figures and celebrities.
- Arts and Entertainment – AE/AES
Editorial reporting in single images (AE) or stories/portfolios (AES) of visual and performing arts, rituals, festivals, etc.
- Nature – NA/NAS
Single images (NA) or stories/portfolios (NAS) about the natural world, flora and fauna, landscapes, etc.
Image requirements: at least 3,000 pixels in length; JPEG format image saved with a medium to high quality; embedded ICC profile is required; AdobeRGB or sRGB is recommended for color images, Gamma 2.2 for black and white.
You need to register free of charge in order to submit your entry online.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: submit.worldpressphoto.org/