5th World Press Photo Multimedia Contest To Be Chaired By Marianne LÉVy-Leblond

World Press Photo is pleased to announce that Marianne Lévy-Leblond, head of web productions and transmedia projects at Arte France, will chair the 2015 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest. The contest will open for entries on 1 December 2014.

Marianne Lévy-Leblond is responsible for the coordination of web and trans-media productions within the web department at Arte France. She describes her department’s task as: “supporting creation and, as a publicly funded organization, serving our audience. We constantly have to adapt to new technologies and new practices by emerging creators, and at the same time keep meeting the high expectations about our content.”

Marianne Lévy-Leblond returns to World Press Photo after having participated in the multimedia jury last year. You can read her full biography here: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/people/marianne-lévy-leblond

What does Lévy-Leblond expect from the entries in the next multimedia contest? She sums up: “A good story, a good story, a good story.” She also looks forward to “discovering the work of talented people and to be surprised by the use they make of new media.”

The judging
An international jury of leading professionals active in visual journalism and documentary storytelling will join Lévy-Leblond for the judging at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam, from 28 February until 8 March 2015. The full list of judges will be announced later. In the 2014 contest, there were a total of 373 multimedia productions entered. The winners will be announced on 11 March 2015.

How to enter the multimedia contest?
The 2015 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest will open for participants to enter their work on 1 December 2014. The deadline for submissions is 14 January 2015, 23.59 CET. Please visit www.worldpressphoto.org/contest for more information.

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

Posted October 29 2014

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