Call for entries: 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest is now open

The World Press Photo Foundation invites all visual storytellers worldwide to take part in the 6th annual multimedia contest.

How to enter the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest
Entries open today, 16 December 2015, and close on 20 January 2016, 12.00 (noon) CET. Entrants must first register online at the 2016 World Press Photo Multimedia Contest entry website and then submit their entries. Registration and submission takes place at https://multimedia.worldpressphoto.org

Categories
The categories have been revised for 2016, with a new category added—Immersive Storytelling.

Short Form
A single linear narrative, produced as a video for the web, lasting no longer than 10 minutes. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Long Form
A single linear narrative, or series of linear narratives, on a single topic, produced as a video for the web, and lasting no longer than 30 minutes in total. The production(s) must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Immersive Storytelling
An immersive story or project, produced in a form other than video for the web, which must include photography and/or film in combination with text and (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, or sound.

Innovative Storytelling
A visual story or project produced for the web, or as an app for a mobile device, which through its design creates an innovative visual experience for the user. It must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Judging
The multimedia contest is set up separately from the annual photo contest: different rules of entry apply, and the entries are judged by different juries.

This year, the specialist jurors will judge the entries online, giving them added time to review. Each specialist jury will decide on a shortlist of three nominees.

The chairs of the four specialist juries then comprise a general jury, which will meet in Amsterdam just prior to the Awards Days to choose an overall winner for each category.

Jury
The members of the specialist juries are:

Short Form
Chair: Duy Linh Tu, USA, professor and director of digital media Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
Chang He, China, deputy chief editor PengPai & Oriental Morning Post
Henrik Kastenkov, Denmark, photojournalist and producer Bombay Flying Club
Olga Kravets, Russia, documentary photographer, filmmaker and multimedia educator
Anna Stevens, UK, multimedia producer Panos Pictures

Long Form
Chair: Brian Storm, USA, founder and executive producer MediaStorm
Monica Allende, Spain, independent photo editor and cultural producer
Maisie Crow, USA, documentary photographer turned filmmaker
Emin Ozmen, Turkey, photojournalist and co-founder Agence Le Journal
Charlie Phillips, UK, head of documentaries The Guardian

Immersive Storytelling
Chair: Steve Duenes, USA, associate masthead editor The New York Times
Kylie Boltin, Australia, executive producer documentary & drama online SBS Australia
Harald Dunnink, the Netherlands, founder and creative director Momkai
Devjyot Ghoshal, India, multimedia journalist and India editor Quartz
Jaime Holguin, USA, manager of news development Associated Press

Innovative Storytelling
Chair: Joël Ronez, France, producer and new media manufacturer
Gabriel Dance, USA, managing editor The Marshall Project
Loc Dao, Canada, head of digital content and strategy NFB
Vincent Morisset, Canada, director and founder AATOAA
Femke Wolting, the Netherlands, founder and producer Submarine

Winners announcement
The shortlist of three nominees will be announced on 16 March 2016, 14.00 CET. The overall winner for each category will then be decided by a general jury comprising the four jury chairs and announced during the Awards Ceremony on 23 April 2016.

Prizes
All nominees in each category are invited to the annual Awards Days, a networking event and celebration of the prizewinners in Amsterdam, on 22-23 April 2016. A representative from each of the nominated productions will have their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation. The winners in each category will receive a diploma and a Golden Eye Award, presented during the Awards Ceremony.

Links
For further information on the 2016 Multimedia Contest, please see these pages:
Overview: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/multimedia-contest
How to enter: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/multimedia-contest/how-to-enter
Categories: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/multimedia-contest/categories
Entry rules: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/multimedia-contest/entry-rules
Jury: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/multimedia-contest/jury
Entry website: https://multimedia.worldpressphoto.org

Posted December 16 2015

About World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and multimedia storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, engage, educate, and support both visual journalists and their global audience with fresh insights and new perspectives.

Founded in 1955, the World Press Photo Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The foundation receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon. There are also a range of collaborations with the World Press Photo Associates, the Friends of World Press Photo, and other partners.