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The fourth annual contest for multimedia productions will take place from 15 to 21 March 2014 in Amsterdam. An international, six-member jury of experts chaired by Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, will judge the entries. The winners will be announced on 24 March 2014 on the World Press Photo website as of 14.00 CET (GMT+1). The winning productions will be showcased in the World Press Photo exhibition in Amsterdam starting 18 April.
Fourth annual multimedia contest
As part of the foundation’s mission to encourage high professional standards in photojournalism and to support visual journalism in all its aspects, World Press Photo decided to initiate a contest for multimedia productions in 2011. Judging multimedia productions was a new venture for the organization, and since the first contest, it has continuously been refined in order to be on top of current developments. Managing director Michiel Munneke further explains: "While photography continues to play a significant role in global media, the organization recognizes the growing importance of photographic developments in the market, beyond the still image.” He continues: “Following the digital revolution and the explosion of the Internet, multimedia has brought great innovation to visual storytelling. Journalists are exploring new approaches, combining evolving technologies and innovative ways of financing and producing, in an ongoing search for new audiences.”
The 2014 jury
The 2014 jury consists of the following international group of visual professionals:
Jassim Ahmad, UK, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters
• Gabriel Dance, USA, interactive editor Guardian US
• Liza Faktor, Russia, co-founder Screen
• Ed Kashi, USA, photographer
• Marianne Lévy-Leblond, France, head of web productions and transmedia projects Arte France
• Grant Scott, UK, senior lecturer photography University of Gloucestershire and founder and editor Unitednationsofphotography.com
• Luis Weinstein, Chile, photographer
Alan Stoga, USA, president Zemi Communications
The judges will be reviewing productions in the categories: Short Feature, Long Feature and Interactive Documentary.
The first place winner in each category will be awarded a cash award of 1,500 euros and a Golden Eye Award. Winners of second and third prizes receive a Golden Eye Award and a diploma. The awards will be presented at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 25 April 2014 in Amsterdam.
Multimedia Event Monday 17 March, Amsterdam: A night with the jury
World Press Photo and FotografenFederatie are organizing a night on multimedia. Multimedia jury members Jassim Ahmad, Gabriel Dance, Marianne Lévy-Leblond, Ed Kashi, and Grant Scott will talk about developments in the field. The evening will be moderated by Lars Boering, director of FotografenFederatie.
Date: Monday, 17 March, 20.00
Address: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 181, Amsterdam
Doors open at 19.30. Free admission. Space is limited.
Please rsvp no later than Wednesday 12 March to
The evening is a co-production of FotografenFederatie and World Press Photo, who collaboratively aim to map the global emergence and development of multimedia in visual storytelling.
The prize-winning productions will be presented together with the winning images of the 2014 Photo Contest in Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk, from 18 April – 22 June 2014.
Note: 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. You can find further information on the 2014 Multimedia Contest, including biographies of the jury members and contest category definitions here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-multimedia-contest
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. The 2014 Exhibition at De Nieuwe Kerk is sponsored by Delta Lloyd Group.
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.
The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.