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2022 Best of Photojournalism Competition

NOTE: The deadline for entries has been extended to 11:59 p.m. PT on Tuesday, January 25.

The competition is split into six primary divisions, Still Photojournalism, Video Photojournalism, Picture Editing, Video Editing, Online Video Presentation & Innovation, and just added this year: Documentary

The 2022 Best of Photojournalism contest judging will take place during the weekend of February 25th — 27th. All results will be posted on this site shortly thereafter, along with recordings of the judging process for each division.

For almost 75-years, the members of the National Press Photographers Association have worked tirelessly for the benefit of photojournalists by utilizing a range of advocacy and educational programs. Through our annual Best of Photojournalism competition, we proudly recognize the work of visual storytellers around the world.

The 2022 competition will accept entries starting on December 20, 2021, and remain open until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 23, 2022.

Entries for the 2022 Best of Photojournalism competition will be entered via an online portal. All entrants will be required to have a contest-site account regardless of whether they are an NPPA member or not. (Your NPPA login credentials will not work on the competition submission site.)

All entries must have been made (or, for story categories, initially published) between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021.

Category information for the six divisions is available at the top of each page. Please be sure to review the Visual Integrity, Technical Guidelines and Terms of Entry pages before you begin preparing your entries.

The competition is supported through a partnership with the University of Georgia’s College of Journalism and Mass Communication and presented by Sony as its primary sponsor.

Questions about the competition can be sent to [email protected]