World Press Photo Foundation announces the 2017 contest juries

Magnum photographer Stuart Franklin has been named the chair of the 2017 World Press Photo Contest jury. © Matt Stuart

The World Press Photo Foundation is pleased to announce the members of the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest juries and the 2017 Photo Contest juries.

The Digital Storytelling Contest (formerly known as the multimedia contest) and the Photo Contest will be judged simultaneously in January and February 2017, with winners from both announced on 13 February 2017.

Lars Boering, Executive Director of the World Press Photo Foundation, said:

“Appointing highly qualified, experienced and diverse jurors to judge our digital storytelling and photo contest is one of the great responsibilities of our organization. This year, we are running our digital storytelling and photo contests simultaneously for the first time, and we approached the best practitioners in the field to assemble the 39 individuals taking on this great task. With 23 men and 16 women from 23 countries, this is a fantastic group of jurors offering a good representation of professional visual journalism. Appointing an esteemed chair for the annual photo contest is essential, and in Stuart Franklin we have one of photojournalism’s great practitioners and thinkers. Once appointed, the juries operate independently of the foundation, and we are excited to see the outcome of their deliberations in February.”

The 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest

The Digital Storytelling Contest rewards those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by digital technologies and the spread of the Internet. The contest is open to digital storytellers, visual journalists and producers, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist.

The contest has four categories and is judged online. Details of the categories, entry rules and judging process are available at: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/digital-storytelling-contest

Jury

The members of the specialist juries are:

Short Form

Chair: DJ Clark, UK, multimedia producer China Daily
Lela Ahmadzai, Germany, multimedia journalist and photographer 2470.media
Maite Alberdi, Chile, filmmaker
Jon Petter Evensen, Norway, assistant professor Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Ayman Oghanna, UK, independent digital journalist

Long Form

Chair: Liza Faktor, Russia/USA, producer and co-founder Screen
Uwe H. Martin, Germany, photographer and producer Bombay Flying Club
Luke W. Moody, UK, director of film programming Sheffield Doc/Fest
Amanda Pike, USA, executive producer Center for Investigative Reporting
Shaul Schwarz, Israel, director 

Immersive Storytelling

Chair: Katerina Cizek, Canada, artistic director MIT Open Documentary Lab
Dan Archer, UK, director Empathetic Media
Sara Kolster, the Netherlands, interaction design and digital storytelling
Devjyot Ghoshal, India, multimedia journalist and roving editor Quartz India
Matteo Moretti, Italy, designer and researcher Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Innovative Storytelling

Chair: Alexandre Brachet, France, producer UPIAN
Josh Begley, USA, data artist and web developer
Hayoun Kwon, South Korea, multimedia artist
Marcelle Hopkins, USA, executive producer 360 news New York Times
Hugues Sweeney, Canada, executive producer NFB

Prizes

Winners in each category are invited to the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism, an event taking place 20-22 April 2017 featuring photographer presentations, screenings, and talks in Amsterdam. A representative from each of the winning 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 annual Awards Ceremony.

How to enter the 2017 Digital Storytelling Contest?

Entries open 1 December 2016 and close on 6 January 2017, 12.00 (noon) CET. Entrants must register and submit online at the World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest entry website. The link for the entry site will be available on 1 December 2016.

 

The 2017 Photo Contest

The annual photo contest, which has been running since 1955, rewards photographers for the best single-exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. The photo contest has a code of ethics and strict rules on manipulation. The contest will open for entries on 1 December 2016.

The World Press Photo Foundation is honored to welcome Stuart Franklin as chair of the 2017 Photo Contest general jury. A photographer with Magnum Photos, Franklin will be joined by a group of professionals in four specialist juries and the general jury.

Judging the 2017 World Press Photo Contest is an intensive two-week process. Details of the procedures and voting system, along with the code of ethics, rules, categories, and guidance on what is not acceptable with regards to manipulation, are available at: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/photo-contest

The judging begins on 16 January 2017, and the winners will be announced on 13 February 2017.

In the first week of judging, the work is done by four specialist juries:

News and Documentary

Chair: Stuart Franklin, UK, photographer Magnum Photos
Yumi Goto, Japan, independent photography curator
Claudi Carreras Guillén, Spain, independent curator, editor and photography researcher
Andrei Polikanov, Russia, visual director Takie Dela online media
Kira Pollack, USA, director of photography and visual enterprise Time

Sports

Chair: Kelli Reed Grant, USA, photography director Yahoo News
Olivier Michon, France, managing director Presse Sports / L'Equipe
Adam Pretty, Australia, photographer Getty Images

Nature

Chair: Christian Ziegler, Germany, photographer
Luciano Candisani, Brazil, nature photojournalist
Helen Gilks, UK, managing director Nature Picture Library

People

Chair: Wim van Sinderen, the Netherlands, senior curator The Hague Museum of Photography
Marco Grob, Switzerland, photographer
Susan White, USA, photography director Vanity Fair

In the second week, Franklin will be joined by the chairs of the specialist juries, plus five new members, to make up the general jury:

General Jury

Chair: Stuart Franklin, UK, photographer Magnum Photos
Mary F. Calvert, USA, independent photojournalist
Kelli Reed Grant, USA, photography director Yahoo News
Eman Mohammed, Palestine, photographer and multimedia photojournalist
Aïda Muluneh, Canada/Ethiopia, founder and director Addis Foto Fest
João Silva, Portugal/South Africa, staff photographer The New York Times
Wim van Sinderen, the Netherlands, senior curator The Hague Museum of Photography
Goran Tomasevic, Serbia, chief photographer East Africa Reuters
Christian Ziegler, Germany, photographer

Secretaries

David Griffin, USA, owner DGriffinStudio
Maria Mann, USA, consultant international relations EPA

Prizes

The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries and is seen by more than 4 million people each year. The winning pictures are also published in the annual yearbook, which is available in multiple languages. Award winners have their travel and lodging paid for by the World Press Photo Foundation to Amsterdam so they can attend the World Press Photo Festival of Visual Journalism, an event taking place 20-22 April 2017 featuring photographer presentations, screenings, and talks. They also receive  a diploma and a Golden Eye Award at the Awards Ceremony.

How to enter the 2017 Photo Contest?

The 2017 World Press Photo Contest will be open for professional photographers to enter their work on 1 December 2016.

A username and password are required to enter and must be requested before 6 January 2017, 12.00 (noon) CET.

For those registered, the deadline for submissions is 11 January 2017, 12.00 (noon) CET. Entries may only be submitted online via the World Press Photo contest entry website. The link for this site will be available on 1 December 2016.

Posted November 16 2016

About World Press Photo

The World Press Photo Foundation is a major force in developing and promoting visual journalism and visual storytelling. Through one of the most prestigious awards in photojournalism and digital storytelling, an exhibition seen by more than four million people worldwide each year, and extensive research and training programs, we strive to inspire, 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.