COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO AWARDS

The 2014 Photo Contest general jury listens to instructions from jury chair Gary Knight.
The 2014 Photo Contest general jury listens to instructions from jury chair Gary Knight (far right) during the final round of judging. February 2014 © World Press Photo

The World Press Photo judges have entered the final week of judging the 57th annual contest. The award-winning pictures will be revealed on Friday, 14 February 2014, at 14.00 CET GMT+1. Following the announcement, all the awarded images will be published in an online gallery on worldpressphoto.org.

The 2014 Contest
A group of 19 internationally recognized professionals in the fields of photojournalism and documentary photography convened in Amsterdam on 1 February to judge all entries. The jury, chaired this year by Gary Knight, founder photographer of VII Photo Agency, is now entering the final days of judging at the World Press Photo office. All entries are presented anonymously to the jury, who discuss their merits over a two-week period. The jury operates independently and a secretary without voting rights safeguards the fairness of the procedure.

The competition is the world’s leading contest for professional press photographers and documentary photographers, setting the standard for the profession. The contest draws entries from professional press photographers, photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world. By the mid-January deadline, 98,671 images had been submitted by 5,754 photographers from 132 countries.

The jury
For an overview and the biographies of the 2014 World Press Photo Contest jury, go to: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-photo-contest/meet-the-jury

Prizes
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 author 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.

Exhibition
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

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.

For further information, please contact:

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

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