“The State of the World”

“The State of the World” is a special contest of PX3 (Paris Photo Prize), to share important global stories, eyewitness accounts as told through the lens of the photographer; stories both happy and sad, inspiring and shocking, gentle and brutal; stories to focus your eyes and mind on issues that are current and crucial in our world.

We live in an era where we have faster access to information than any previous generation and limitless amounts of knowledge at our fingertips, and yet it is harder than ever for us to discover the truth.

We are connected to the Internet 24 hours a day but we are more disconnected than ever from our fellow-human beings and the really important issues that affect our world. We are bombarded with an avalanche of opinion polls, fake news, and propaganda till it becomes almost impossible to distinguish fact from fiction and we forget what true storytelling looks like.

With “The State of the World”, our goal is to bring uncensored news, directly from photographers witnessing events with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.

Thirty stories will be selected by Mr Hossein Farmani, the curated Exhibition will be presented at the Paris Photo Prize in Paris, then will be traveling around the world.

“State of the World” series need to be submitted by continent: 

• Europe
• Americas
• Asia
• Africa
• Oceania
• Arctic
• Antarctic

Prizes : 

The 30 photographers selected by Mr Hossein Farmani to join the curated ” State of the World” exhibition will receive a cash prize of $200 each and be will be part of the annual Paris Photo Prize exhibition.

Click here to view the 2023 selected “State of the World” series.

Click here to view the 2022 selected “State of the World” series.

Click here to view the 2021 selected “State of the World” series.

Click here to view the 2020 selected “State of the World” series.

Click here to view the 2019 selected “State of the World” series.

Entry Fees

Each entry is $35 (USD).

State of the World photographic series consists of a maximum of 10 images sharing a common theme and a single title. A series will be reviewed as a whole, not individually, so all images in the series should work together, and we suggest that the first image should be the best/strongest in the series.


Early Bird Deadline (10%): February 25, 2024
Regular Deadline: May 20, 2024
Final Deadline: June 20, 2024

If you want to learn more about the rules and submission process, please visit the PX3 FAQ or Terms & Conditions page or contact our team at support@px3.fr. Please note that some of the questions and answers listed apply only to the main PX3 Annual competition.