Digital Storytelling Contest Entry Rules

1. The World Press Photo contest is only open to entries that include the work of a professional visual journalist. This must be established by providing proof of professional status (including, but not limited to, a scan of a press card; membership document from a professional photographic or visual journalism association; journalism union membership card; letter of reference from an agency, editor or publication).

2. The visual journalist(s) must be the author(s) of the material submitted in his/her/their name.

3. The visual journalist(s), or the agent or representative entering on their behalf, must be the copyright holder(s) or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the material.

4. Agents or representatives entering on behalf of a production team confirm, by entering, that each member of the production team accepts all the entry rules.

5. Entries in all categories must have been produced or first published in 2017.

6. All entries must include the contact details of the visual journalist(s) and of the production’s contact person.

7. All entries must include a title, synopsis and complete list of the production team.

8. All productions must either have English-language audio and/or text or must be subtitled in English.

9. Entries can only be submitted via the entry website.

10. Entries in all categories must be available online. The URLs for the productions entered must be provided when submitting through the entry website.

11. All entries must be submitted by 4 January 2018 at 12.00 (noon) Central European Time in order to participate in the 2018 contest.

12. Copyright holders retain copyright of their work. For awarded material, winners must provide high-resolution production files for Short Form and Long Form category winners, and promotional materials in the Immersive Storytelling and Innovative Storytelling categories (including a minimum of ten screenshots). Copyright holders grant the World Press Photo Foundation unlimited non-exclusive use of these materials for all activities in all media, including social media, online and print, in relation to the contest, the exhibition, the yearbook, the public archive, and all promotional and educational activities for and under the auspices of the World Press Photo Foundation, without any remuneration being due. All prizewinners will be contacted prior to the winners announcement in February 2018 to provide these production files and promotional material.

13. The copyright holders represent and warrant that submission of the material does not breach any law, and further that no third party can hold any claims or any objections regarding the rights granted to the World Press Photo Foundation specified in article 12. The copyright holders will hold the World Press Photo Foundation harmless of any claims from third parties related hereto.

14. The Entry Rules and any dispute, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to the Entry Rules (including any non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by Dutch law.

15. Any dispute arising from the Entry Rules (whether contractual or non-contractual) shall be decided solely and exclusively by the competent court of Amsterdam.

16. The conditions set out in the Entry Rules are binding, and the World Press Photo Foundation reserves the right to refuse or exclude any entry at its own discretion.