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SWEDISH PHOTOGRAPHER PAUL HANSEN WINS PREMIER PHOTO CONTEST AWARD

The international jury of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Paul Hansen of the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter as the World Press Photo of the Year 2012.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED ON 15 FEBRUARY 2013

The award-winning photos of the 56th annual World Press Photo Contest will be revealed on Friday 15 February 2013 at 11.00 a.m. CET. Following the announcement, the awarded images will be published in an online gallery on this website.

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WORLD PRESS PHOTO ANNOUNCES MULTIMEDIA CONTEST WINNING PRODUCTIONS

The international jury of the 2013 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest has awarded prizes in three categories: Online Short, Online Feature and Interactive Documentary.

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SANTIAGO LYON TO REPLACE GARY KNIGHT AS CHAIRMAN OF THE 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST

Winning images to be revealed on 15 February 2013. 

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REPORTING CHANGE: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS PHOTO STORYTELLING COURSE

World Press Photo invites photojournalists and documentary photographers from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia to apply for the Reporting Change photo storytelling course.

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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.

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THIRD WORLD PRESS PHOTO MULTIMEDIA CONTEST WINNERS TO BE RELEASED ON 1 FEBRUARY 2013

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.

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FERNANDO MOLERES RECEIVES THE SECOND TIM HETHERINGTON GRANT

Waiting for an Opportunity © Fernando Moleres

World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the Spanish photographer Fernando Moleres has been awarded the 2012 Tim Hetherington Grant, set up to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker killed in Libya in 2011. The annual grant of €20,000, intended to support a photographer in completing an existing project on a human rights theme, was given for Moleres’ project entitled “Waiting for an opportunity”.

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: ONLINE ENTRY WEBSITES 2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTESTS NOW OPEN

The 2013 World Press Photo contests are accepting entries as of today. World Press Photo invites all professional visual journalists worldwide to participate in the 56th annual photojournalism contest and 3rd annual multimedia contest.

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2013 WORLD PRESS PHOTO CONTEST FULL LIST OF JURY MEMBERS

World Press Photo is proud to present the full list of jury members of the 2013 World Press Photo Contest. This group of 19 internationally recognized professionals in the field of photojournalism and documentary photography will gather in Amsterdam, headed by Gary Knight, from 1 until 15 February 2013.

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