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Welcome to our Press Center. Our most recent press releases are listed below in descending chronological order. Click the red arrow in the Downloads box on the right to view our press kits that are available for the media. Under Highlights are a selection of featured videos, which can be embedded on your website.

2011 World Press Photo Contest winners to be announced

The results of the 54th annual World Press Photo Contest will be announced on Friday, 11 February 2011.

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World Press Photo launches multimedia contest

World Press Photo is pleased to announce its first contest for multimedia productions in visual journalism.

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World Press Photo 11 tentoonstelling Amsterdam heeft twee nieuwe sponsors (in Dutch)

World Press Photo kondigt de samenwerking met Delta Lloyd en Allen & Overy aan voor de jaartentoonstelling in Amsterdam.

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Call for entries: 2011 World Press Photo Contest

World Press Photo invites all press photographers and photojournalists around the world to participate in the 2011 World Press Photo Contest.

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David Burnett to chair 2011 World Press Contest

The jury chair of the 2011 World Press Photo Contest will be David Burnett (USA), a photojournalist and founding member of Contact Press Images.

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Participants selected for 2010 Joop Swart Masterclass

Twelve young photographers have been selected, from among among 162 candidates, to come together with a group of masters for the 17th annual World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass.

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World Press Photo 10-tentoonstelling in De Oude Kerk (in Dutch)

De World Press Photo 2010 tentoonstelling is van 23 april tot en met 20 juni te bezichtigen in De Oude Kerk in Amsterdam.

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Announcement of disqualification

World Press Photo has, after careful consultation with the jury, determined that is was necessary to disqualify Stepan Rudik, winner of the 3rd prize story in Sports Features, due to violation of the rules of the World Press Photo Contest.

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Jury appoints a Special Mention

Following the judging of the contest, the jury decided to name a Special Mention, recognizing a frame grab from a video posted on YouTube in June 2009 during the post-election uprising in Iran.

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Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo wins premier award

The international jury of the 53rd annual World Press Photo Contest has selected a photo by the Italian photographer Pietro Masturzo as the World Press Photo of the Year 2009.

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