This year, the National Museum will once again showcase the best the Czech Press Photo has to offer. This year, the large-format photographs that you will be able to admire are not just the winners of the 27th year of this prestigious competition, but also photographs that participated in the first year of the Czech Photo Junior competition dedicated to young photographers attending primary and secondary schools.

Eight photography categories were announced for this year’s edition and 250 photographers took part in the contest, submitting over four thousand photos. Entries were being submitted electronically during September. The expert international jury sat from October 17 to October 19 in the Czech Photo Centre gallery and consisted of:  the chairman of the jury Petr Mlch, the head of the ČTK (Czech News Agency) photobank, Alžběta Jungrová from 400ASA Gallery, Adrian Evans, director of Panos Pictures, Sean Gallup, photographer for Getty Images and Jan Zátorský from Mafra a.s.

The photograph of the year was taken by Petr Topič from the media company Mafra a.s.. The photograph is a part of a series called Destruction, which won the first prize in the News category. The entire series documents the extent of the damage caused by the devastating tornado that swept through the villages of South Moravia.

Since its inception, the competition has also included the Prague Grant award – a year-long creative scholarship awarded by the Prague City Hall to a photographer whose task is to capture how the capital city changes over time. Gradually, a comprehensive collection of photographs documenting Prague and its development is being created. The winner of the Prague Grant was personally picked by the mayor of Prague, Zdeněk Hřib. This year, the grant was awarded to Petr Vrabec, who succeeded with his project called the Prague’s Periphery.

The nominated photographs can be found at www.czechphoto.org


The CZECH PRESS PHOTO 2021 competition and exhibition is organised by:

Czech Photo o.p.s. and the National Museum
with the financial support of the capital city of Prague
under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Mayor of Prague

Opening hours

Monday 10:00  -  18:00
Tuesday 10:00  -  18:00
Wednesday 10:00  -  18:00
Thursday 10:00  -  18:00
Friday 10:00  -  18:00
Saturday 10:00  -  18:00
Sunday 10:00  -  18:00

Entrance fees

MUSEUM COMPLEX + CUPOLA + Czech Press Photo Exhibition

Adult 350 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
- senior citizens over the age of 65
- juveniles 15–18 years old
- holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
220 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
100 CZK/PERSON
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

Free admission: children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)

An on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum

Czech Press Photo Exhibition

Adult 200 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
- senior citizens over the age of 65
- juveniles 15–18 years old
- holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
120 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
60 CZK/PERSON
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

Free admission: children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)

An on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum

MUSEUM COMPLEX + CUPOLA

Adult 250 CZK
Reduced Reduced:
- senior citizens over the age of 65
- juveniles 15–18 years old
- holders of ISIC or ITIC cards
- high school and university students upon presentation of a student identity card
150 CZK
School excursions School excursions:
- capacity 28 persons / 30 minutes
- 3 members of the teaching staff free of charge
40 CZK/PERSON
Children up to 15 years Only accompanied by an adult FREE ADMISSION

Free admission: children from children’s homes or SOS children’s villages; holders of physical disability cards (ZTP, ZTP/P and people accompanying them); holders of cards: ICOM, Slovak National Museum, the National Museum Society, Benefit card of the European GNSS Agency – the Ministry of Transport, Prague Card, employee of a contributory organization of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic (+ 3 pers.)

An on-line ticket is valid for 30 days after its purchase.

Visiting rules of the Museum Complex of the National Museum

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