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Posted on 29 February 2012
World Press Photo is pleased to announce its second contest for multimedia productions in visual journalism will take place from 10 to 13 March in Amsterdam. Work entered by photographers, publications, and multimedia producers will be judged by an international, eight-member jury of experts chaired by Vincent Laforet.
Posted on 10 February 2012
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a picture by Samuel Aranda from Spain as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.
Posted on 09 February 2012
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are delighted to announce that they have received a grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery for a joint project 'Supporting Democratic Transition in North Africa'.
Posted on 06 February 2012
The results of this year’s World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 10 February 2012 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference at the Boekmanzaal in the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1. Following the announcement, the complete winners’ gallery will be published on this website.
Posted on 27 January 2012
The results of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 10 February 2012 at 11.00 a.m. (C.E.T.) during a press conference at the Boekmanzaal in the Amsterdam City Hall, Amstel 1. Following the announcement, the photos will be published on this website.
Posted on 19 January 2012
Aidan Sullivan, vice president of photo assignments for Getty Images, will chair the 2012 World Press Photo Photo Contest jury. He takes over the task from David Friend who has been forced to pull out for medical reasons.
Posted on 15 December 2011
World Press Photo is now accepting entries for the 2012 contest for the best multimedia storytelling in visual journalism. Organized for the second time, this year’s contest is open for photographers, publications and multimedia producers to enter their work to be judged by an international, nine-member jury of experts.
Posted on 01 December 2011
World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 55th World Press Photo Contest. The annual Photo Contest is the largest contest in the world for professional press photographers and photojournalists. The 2012 World Press Photo Contest is now open for entries.
Posted on 07 November 2011
World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch are pleased to announce that the American photographer Stephen Ferry has been awarded the first Tim Hetherington Grant, set up to celebrate the legacy of the photojournalist and filmmaker killed in Libya earlier this year. The annual grant of €20.000 was given for Ferry’s project “’Violentology: A Manual of the Colombian Conflict”, chosen by a selection committee from among 222 applications by photographers of 56 nationalities.
Posted on 01 November 2011
World Press Photo is proud to announce the jury chairs for the specialized categories in the 2012 photo contest: Steve Pyke (Portraits), Joel Sartore (Nature) and Koji Aoki (Sports). David Friend will chair the overall final jury, as well as the first round of the News and Documentary category. Following the photo contest in February, the second multimedia contest will be judged in March, and will be open for entries by participants themselves.