COUNTDOWN TO THE 2014 WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST RESULTS

Judging of the 2014 Multimedia Contest has begun at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam.
Judging of the 2014 Multimedia Contest has begun at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam. March 2014 © Co de Kruijf / Hollandse Hoogte

World Press Photo will announce the results of the fourth annual contest for multimedia productions on 24 March at 14.00 CET (GMT+1) on the World Press Photo website. A group of internationally recognized professionals in the fields, chaired by Jassim Ahmad, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters, are currently in Amsterdam to judge all 377 entries. The winning productions will be showcased in the World Press Photo exhibition in Amsterdam starting 18 April.

Categories and number of productions
The judges are reviewing a total of 377 multimedia productions entered in three categories:
Short Feature: 254 entries;
Long Feature: 56 entries;
Interactive Documentary: 67 entries.

Multimedia Event Monday 17 March, Amsterdam: A night with the jury
World Press Photo and FotografenFederatie are organizing an event on multimedia which will take place tonight. Multimedia jury members Jassim Ahmad, Gabriel Dance, Ed Kashi, Marianne Lévy-Leblond and Grant Scott will give talks and presentations 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.
Please RSVP to multimedia@worldpressphoto.org.

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 2014 jury
The 2014 jury consists of the following international group of visual professionals:
Chair:
Jassim Ahmad, UK, global head of multimedia innovation at Reuters
Members:
• 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
Secretary:
Alan Stoga, USA, president Zemi Communications

Prizes
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 Exhibition
The prize-winning productions will be presented along with with the winning images of the 2014 Photo Contest in Amsterdam, De Nieuwe Kerk, from 18 April – 22 June 2014. More info here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/exhibition/2014_Amsterdam

Note: The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by a different team of jury members. You can find further information on the 2014 Multimedia Contest, including the jury members’ biographies and contest category definitions here: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/2014-multimedia-contest

Editors please note: jury perspectives videos
The winners announcement will include downloadable and embeddable video interviews with jury members for each of the winning productions. These interviews will provide insight into the jury's decisions with clips from the winning productions. The nine videos will be available on the World Press Photo Vimeo page and on our website 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.

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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