Shortlist of the first World Press Photo Multimedia Contest to be published

The shortlist of the first World Press Photo Multimedia Contest will be published on Wednesday, 23 March 2011 at 14.00 (C.E.T.) on The winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony on 7 May 2011.

Judging for the multimedia contest takes place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 18 to 21 March 2011. The jury for the 2011 multimedia contest consists of five highly respected professionals in visual journalism and multimedia productions. The members of the jury are:


•  Ed Kashi, USA, photojournalist, filmmaker and educator


•  Claudine Boeglin, France, multimedia producer Thomson Reuters Foundation
•  Andrew DeVigal, USA, multimedia editor The New York Times
•  Kang Kyung-ran, South Korea, anchor and CEO Frontline News Service
•  Gideon Mendel, South Africa, freelance photographer


•  Alan Stoga, USA, president Zemi Communications

The contest is divided into two sections, for linear and for interactive multimedia. The jury will shortlist three productions per category. First prizes will be awarded a cash award of €5,000. The winning multimedia will be published on First, second and third prizes in each category will be announced during the World Press Photo Awards Ceremony on 7 May 2011. Maurice Lacroix, a Swiss watch manufacturer, is the official watch partner of the World Press Photo Awards Ceremony.

World Press Photo was founded in 1955 and is known for organizing the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest. Its accolades are coveted by photographers across the world. The organization is now expanding its scope to reflect changes in the media with the judging of multimedia productions in a separate contest. With this expansion, World Press Photo aims to provide impetus to photojournalistic multimedia by recognizing productions of exceptional quality.

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

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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