This summer, World Press Photo returns to the Scottish Parliament! We’ll be hosting the exhibition this year between Wednesday 31st July to Saturday 24th August (closed on Sundays) from 10am – 5pm, and entry is free.

WPP showcases some of the most powerful and thought-provoking images of the past year. The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures which have contributed to visual journalism throughout 2018, split into the below categories:

Contemporary Issues
General News
Long-Term Projects
Spot News
This year 78,801 images were submitted by 4,738 photographers from 129 countries. To find out more about the contest, and see the full list of nominees, visit


Image Caption

© Brent Stirton

  • Venue

    Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

  • Address

    Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP

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