Thu, 01/17/2013 - 13:44
The third annual contest for multimedia productions will take place from 26 to 31 January 2013 in Amsterdam. An international, six-member jury of experts chaired by Keith W. Jenkins, will judge the entries. The winners will be announced on 1 February 2013, and can be viewed on the World Press Photo website as of 16.00 CET.
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
• 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
• Alan Stoga, USA, president Zemi Communications
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.
This year, three new categories have been introduced to accommodate evolving practices in visual journalism and documentary storytelling. For further information on the 2013 Multimedia Contest please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2013-multimedia-contest
The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photojournalism contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by different teams of jury members. The results of the 56th annual photo contest will be announced on 15 February 2013. For further information please visit: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/2013-photo-contest
World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.
Editors please note:
A selection of the winning images of the multimedia contest will be available for publication from 4 p.m. (CET) on 1 February 2013 on the international wire services. It is also possible to download the images from our press download area. Please register at the press download area before 30 January 2013.
Please contact Ms. Barbara Bufkens at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: +31 (0)20 676 6096, for additional information and requests for interviews with jury members.
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.
The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.