List of winners for the 2012 photo contest

List of winners for the 2012 photo contest

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World Press Photo of the Year 2011
Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times

Spot News
1st prize singles
Yuri Kozyrev, Russia, Noor Images for Time

2nd prize singles
Massoud Hossaini, Afghanistan, Agence France-Presse

3rd prize singles
Li Yang, China, for China Daily

Honorable Mention
Salil Bera, India, The Week

1st prize stories
Koichiro Tezuka, Japan, Mainichi Shimbun

2nd prize stories
Niclas Hammarström, Sweden, for Aftonbladet

3rd prize stories
Eduardo Castaldo, Italy

General News

1st prize singles
Alex Majoli, Italy, Magnum Photos for Newsweek

2nd prize singles
Lars Lindqvist, Sweden, Dagens Nyheter

3rd prize singles
Toshiyuki Tsunenari, Japan, Asahi Shimbun

1st prize stories
Rémi Ochlik, France, IP3 Press

2nd prize stories
Paolo Pellegrin, Italy, Magnum Photos for Zeit Magazin

3rd prize stories
David Guttenfelder, US, The Associated Press for National Geographic magazine

People in the News

1st prize singles
Samuel Aranda, Spain, for The New York Times

2nd prize singles
Tomasz Lazar, Poland

3rd prize singles
Mohammed al-Law, Egypt, The Associated Press

1st prize stories
Yasuyoshi Chiba, Japan, Agence France-Presse

2nd prize stories
John Moore, USA, Getty Images

3rd prize stories
Jan Dago, Denmark, Jyllands-Posten

Contemporary Issues

1st prize singles
Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for Kyiv Post / The Sunday Times Magazine

2nd prize singles
Ilvy Njiokiktjien, the Netherlands

3rd prize singles
Simona Ghizzoni, Italy, Contrasto

Honorable Mention
Shaofeng Xu, China, ChuTian Metropolis Daily

1st prize stories
Stephanie Sinclair, USA, VII Photo Agency for National Geographic magazine

2nd prize stories
Ebrahim Noroozi, Iran, Jamejam Online

3rd prize stories
Pedro Pardo, Mexico, Agence France-Presse

Daily Life

1st prize singles
Damir Sagolj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Reuters

2nd prize singles
Johnny Haglund, Norway, Vi Menn

3rd prize singles
Paolo Woods, the Netherlands, Institute for Artist Management

1st prize stories
Alejandro Kirchuk, Argentina

2nd prize stories
Pietro Paolini, Italy, TerraProject

3rd prize stories
Alexander Gronsky, Russia, Photographer.ru

Honorable Mention
Darcy Padilla, USA, Redux Pictures

Portraits

1st prize singles
Laerke Posselt, Denmark, for Politiken

2nd prize singles
Guillaume Herbaut, France, Institute for Artist Management for Stiletto

3rd prize singles
Denis Rouvre, France

1st prize stories
Donald Weber, Canada, VII Photo Agency

2nd prize stories
Ton Koene, the Netherlands, for De Volkskrant

3rd prize stories
Simon Norfolk and John Burke, UK

Arts and Entertainment

1st prize singles
David Goldman, USA, The Associated Press

2nd prize singles
Vincent Boisot, France, Riva Press for Le Figaro Magazine

3rd prize singles
Pavel Prokopchik, the Netherlands

1st prize stories
Rob Hornstra, the Netherlands, Institute for Artist Management

2nd prize stories
Emiliano Larizza, Italy, Contrasto

3rd prize stories
Huimin Kuang, China, Huang Jianglu newspaper

Nature

1st prize singles
Jenny E. Ross, USA

2nd prize singles
Joan Costa, Spain, for Malaspina Expedition

3rd prize singles
Francesco Zizola, Italy, Noor Images

1st prize stories
Brent Stirton, South Africa, Reportage by Getty Images for National Geographic magazine

2nd prize stories
Carsten Peter, Germany, National Geographic magazine

3rd prize stories
Paul Hilton, UK, for Pew/Greenpeace International/Shark Savers

Sports

1st prize singles
Donald Miralle, Jr., USA, for Lava magazine

2nd prize singles
Ray McManus, Ireland, Sportsfile

3rd prize singles
Henrik Brunnsgård, Sweden

1st prize stories
Alexander Taran, Russia

2nd prize stories
Adam Pretty, Australia, Getty Images

3rd prize stories
Tomasz Gudzowaty, Poland, for National Geographic Polska