Rome, Italy: World Press Photo is the most important contest about photojournalism and deeply believe on the importance of seeing high-quality visual stories. The world continuously change and new developments in the media and technology have transformed journalism and storytelling, but there will be always stories that matter. This year the competition saw the participation of 4,315 photographers from 130 different countries who submitted a total of 74,470 images.

The selected images, stories and productions present different perspectives of one of the most important years in recent history, marked by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and social rights movements around the world. Among the candidates are extraordinary stories of hope, resilience and social change.