2023 Best of Photojournalism Competition

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

For more than 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.

Entries for the 2023 Best of Photojournalism competition are now being accepted.

The 2023 Best of Photojournalism contest judging will take place during the weekend of February 25th — 26th. All results will be posted on this site shortly thereafter, along with recordings of the judging process for each division.

The 2023 competition is now accepting entries and remain will open until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 24, 2023.

Entries for the 2023 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, 2022, and December 31, 2022.

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.

There are several changes to category rules for the 2023 competition. In the Still Photojournalism division, the separation between large and small market for Photojournalist of the Year is now denoted by newsroom size. In the Photo Editing division, there is no longer a separation by market size for the Newspaper Editor of the Year categories. Several categories have been renamed and redefined in the Video Photojournalism and Video Editing divisions, as well.

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]