2011 World Press Photo Contest winners to be announced

The results of the 54th annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 11 February 2011 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 our 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.

This year again a record number of photographs with 108,059 (2010: 101,960) images was submitted. The number of participants decreased slightly by 3% to 5,691 (2010: 5,847) photographers. The photographers represent 125 different nationalities. The jury will select prize-winning images in nine categories from the images entered by photographers and their representatives worldwide. The judging started on Saturday 29 January and will continue through Thursday 10 February. The members of the jury are:

Chair
•  David Burnett, USA, photojournalist and founding member Contact Press Images

Members
•  Abir Abdullah, Bangladesh, photographer EPA and vice principal Pathshala South Asian Media Academy
•  Vince Aletti, USA, freelance critic
•  Koji Aoki, Japan, chief photographer Aflo sport / Aflo dite and president Aflo Co., Ltd.
•  Peter Bialobreszki, Germany, artist
•  Harry Borden, UK, photographer
•  Giovanna Calvenzi, Italy, picture editor Sportweek / La Gazzetta dello Sport
•  Marizilda Cruppe, Brazil, photographer O Globo / Eve Photographers
•  Ruth Eichhorn, Germany, director of photography Geo
•  Renata Ferri, Italy, photo editor Io Donna - Corriere Della Sera
•  Heinz Kluetmeier, USA, photographer Sports Illustrated
•  Mattias Klum, Sweden, photographer and filmmaker
•  Héric Libong, Cameroon, head of photo department Panapress
•  Enric Martí, Spain, regional editor AP for Latin America and Caribbean
•  Wim Melis, The Netherlands, curator Noorderlicht
•  Terence Pepper, UK, curator of photographs National Portrait Gallery
•  Sujong Song, South Korea, independent curator and photo editor
•  Sophie Stafford, UK, BBC Wildlife Magazine
•  Aidan Sullivan, UK, vice president photo assignment Getty Images

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

The exhibition with the award-winning images will be open to the public at the Oude Kerk, Oudekerksplein in Amsterdam on Friday, 22 April 2011. The exhibition in Amsterdam is sponsored by Delta Lloyd and Allen & Overy. This exhibition will be on show until 19 June 2011 and will 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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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