2010 World Press Photo Contest winners to be announced

The results of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 12 February 2010 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference at the Boekmanzaal in the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1.

Following the announcement, the photos will be published on this website. Since it was founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Contest is widely considered to be the premier competition within photojournalism. Its accolades are coveted by photographers across the world.

The jury will select prize-winning images in ten categories from tens of thousands of pictures entered by photographers and their representatives worldwide. Judging takes place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 30 January to 11 February 2010. The members of the general jury are:

•  Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Sweden/Turkey, vice president pictures Reuters

•  Harry Borden, UK, photographer
•  Saurabh Das, India, photographer The Associated Press
•  Kate Edwards, UK, picture editor Guardian Weekend magazine
•  Bill Frakes, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
•  David Griffin, USA, director of photography National Geographic magazine
•  Hideko Kataoka, Japan, director of photography Newsweek, Japan
•  Guy Tillim, South Africa, photographer
•  Stephan Vanfleteren, Belgium, photographer

•  Daphné Anglès, France/USA, European picture coordinator The New York Times
•  Stephen Mayes, UK, managing director VII Photo Agency

For the first time, the 2010 contest will focus in depth on the categories Sports, Nature and Portraits by creating specialized juries for these categories. The specialized juries will judge their categories in the first part of the contest. In the final round, one representative per category will take part in the general jury to ensure continuity. The members of the specialized jury are:

•  Bill Frakes, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
•  Giovanna Calvenzi, Italy, picture editor SportWeek / La Gazzetta dello Sport
•  Adam Pretty, Australia, photographer Getty Images

•  David Griffin, USA, director of photography National Geographic magazine
•  Magdalena Herrera, France/ Cuba, director of photography Geo, France
•  Mattias Klum, Sweden, photographer and filmmaker

•  Harry Borden, UK, photographer
•  Laurie Kratochvil, USA, photography consultant
•  Charlotte Cotton, UK, creative director National Media Museum, London

News & documentary
•  Ayperi Karabuda Ecer, Sweden/Turkey, vice president pictures Reuters
•  Volker Lensch, Germany, head of photo department Stern
•  Laura Serani, Italy, freelance curator
•  Marizilda Cruppe, Brazil, photographer O Globo / Eve Photographers
•  Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, photographer Noor

The first exhibition with the award-winning images will be open to the public at the Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein in Amsterdam on Friday, 23 April 2010. This exhibition will be on show until 20 June 2010 and will subsequently travel to some 100 cities in 45 different countries around the world.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon and TNT.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. The activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The Academy programs strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and by creating greater visibility through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

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The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.



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