An international jury of leading photojournalism professionals will begin judging entries at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam on Saturday, 1 February. The annual photo contest is the leading international contest in visual journalism. The winners of the 57th edition will be announced on Friday, 14 February 2014, at 14.00 (CET, GMT+1). Following the announcement, the awarded photos will be published on worldpressphoto.org.

2014 Photo Contest Jury
The following recognized professionals in the field will judge the entered images at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 1 February until 13 February 2014.

1st and 2nd round juries
News & documentary:
Chair: Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer VII Photo Agency
• Adrees Latif, Pakistan/USA, photographer and editor in charge US pictures Reuters
• Daniel Merle, Argentina, picture editor and curator
• Marie Sumalla, France, photo editor Le Monde
• Newsha Tavakolian, Iran, photographer

Chair: Kerim Okten, Turkey, chief photographer UK and Ireland European Pressphoto Agency
• Tom Jenkins, UK, sports photographer
• Miriam Marseu, USA, photo editor Sports Illustrated

Chair: Daniel Beltrá, Spain/USA, photographer
• Rosamund Kidman Cox, UK, editor
• Luciano Candisani, Brazil, nature photojournalist

Chair: Jillian Edelstein, UK/South Africa, photographer
• Ruven Afanador, Colombia, photographer
• Susan White, USA, photography director Vanity Fair US/UK

The general jury
The general jury is comprised of the three specialized jury chairs and a new group of judges, overseen by the chair Gary Knight. The second week of judging concludes with the announcement of the winners on 14 February 2014.

Chair: Gary Knight, UK, founder photographer VII Photo Agency

• Daniel Beltrá, Spain/USA, photographer
• Jillian Edelstein, UK/South Africa, photographer
• David Guttenfelder, USA, chief Asia photographer The Associated Press
• Hideko Kataoka, Japan, director of photography Newsweek Japan
• Koyo Kouoh, Cameroon, founder and artistic director Raw Material Company
• Susie Linfield, USA, associate professor and director of the Cultural Reporting and Criticism program, New York University
• Kerim Okten, Turkey, chief UK and Ireland photographer European Pressphoto Agency
• Francesco Zizola, Italy, photojournalist, Noor Images

Secretary for the News and Documentary category and for the second week of judging:
• David Campbell, Australia, independent writer, researcher, lecturer and producer
Secretary for the categories Nature, Portraits and Sports:
• Simon Njami, Cameroon, independent curator, lecturer and art critic

You can find all the biographies of the 2014 Photo Contest jury here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-photo-contest/meet-the-jury

For further information about the procedure of the photo contest judging, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/photo-contest-setup

The jury awards first, second and third prizes in all categories. First-prize winners in each category receive a cash prize of 1,500 euros. Winners of second and third prizes, and those receiving honorable mention, receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The premier award, the World Press Photo of the Year, carries a cash prize of 10,000 euros. In addition, Canon will donate a professional DSLR camera and lens kit to the photographer of the World Press Photo of the Year 2013. The annual Awards Days, a two-day celebration of the prizewinners, takes place in Amsterdam on 24 and 25 April 2014.

The prize-winning pictures are presented in an exhibition that travels to more than 100 cities in over 45 countries, to start in Amsterdam in De Nieuwe Kerk, 18 April 2014.

For further information on the 2014 Photo Contest, please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-photo-contest

The World Press Photo Multimedia Contest
The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by different teams of jury members. The winner of the 4th Multimedia Contest will be announced on 24 March 2014.

For further information please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-multimedia-contest

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

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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