WORLD PRESS PHOTO RECEIVES ANNUAL CONTRIBUTION FROM DUTCH POSTCODE LOTTERY

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that it has received its annual contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Dutch Postcode Lottery (Nationale Postcode Loterij). For the past nine years, the Dutch Postcode Lottery’s generous financial support has substantially enhanced World Press Photo’s growth and development.

On 13 February, World Press Photo managing director Michiel Munneke was presented with a check during a festive event (Goed Geld Gala 2013) where the Postcode Lottery reached out to several good causes. Munneke commented: “The contribution of the Dutch Postcode Lottery allows us to achieve our goals of supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary photography worldwide. One of the many initiatives that the lottery’s contribution enabled us to organize is Reporting Change, a program run jointly with Human Rights Watch which trains and promotes strong, professional and self-reliant visual journalism communities in North Africa. We are very grateful for the support we have received from the Dutch Postcode Lottery since 2004.”

Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organizations working for a fairer, greener world. Fifty percent of its proceeds go to charity. The organization has become the Netherlands' biggest charity lottery, supporting 89 causes. Since its foundation, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has dispensed almost EUR 4 billion to its beneficiaries.

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

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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. Activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The programs of the World Press Photo Academy strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and 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.