COUNTDOWN TO THE THIRD WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST RESULTS: WINNERS TO BE RELEASED FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2013

The winning productions of the third annual contest for multimedia productions will be announced on 1 February 2013 and can be viewed on the World Press Photo website as of 16.00 CET. 

An international, six-member jury of experts chaired by Keith W. Jenkins, are currently in Amsterdam to judge the 287 multimedia productions entered in this year’s contest. This year, three new categories have been introduced to accommodate evolving practices in visual journalism and documentary storytelling: Online Short, Online Feature, and Interactive Documentary.

Jury members
The 2013 jury consists of the following international, leading professionals from the fields of visual journalism and documentary storytelling:

Chair:
•  Keith W. Jenkins, USA, supervising senior producer for multimedia at NPR

Members:
•  Samuel Bollendorff, France, photojournalist and webdocumentary maker
•  Kang Kyung-ran, South Korea, producer and director Frontline News Service
•  Susan Meiselas, USA, photographer
•  Patrick Mudekereza, DR Congo, writer and poet
•  Bjarke Myrthu, Denmark, founder and CEO of Storyplanet.com
•  Caspar Sonnen, the Netherlands, new media coordinator and curator IDFA DocLab

Secretary:
•  Alan Stoga, USA, president Zemi Communications

Prizes

The first place winner in each category will be awarded a cash award of €1,500 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 Saturday 27 April 2013 in Amsterdam.

The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest and the entries are judged independently by the multimedia contest jury. The results of the 56th annual photo contest will be announced on 15 February 2013.

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

Editors please note:

Press Kit
A selection of visuals from the winning productions of the multimedia contest will be available for publication from 16:00 (CET) on 1 February 2013 on the international wire services. It is also possible to download the visuals from our press download area. Please register at the press download area before 30 January 2013.

Please contact Ms. Barbara Bufkens on press@worldpressphoto.org or tel: +31 (0)20 676 6096, for additional information and requests for interviews with jury members.

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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The 2013
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