The contest is organised by the World Press Photo Foundation, an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
There are eight categories:
· Contemporary Issues
· Daily Life
· General News
· LongTerm Projects
· Spot News
All prizewinning photographers of the photo contest receive inclusion in the World Press Photo year-long exhibition, which travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year.
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of €10,000.