Judging Process

2021 Digital Storytelling Contest Judging Process

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the judging of the 2021 World Press Photo Digital Storytelling Contest will take place online. The jury will judge entries over several rounds between 16 January and 8 February 2021. Meet the 2021 Digital Storytelling Contest jury.

In each stage and round, the following criteria are considered:

Long and Short categories

  • Editing - skilful, discerning or imaginative editing
  • Design - skilful audio-visual design
  • Impact - strength of storytelling

Interactive category

  • Editing - skilful, discerning or imaginative editing
  • Design - skilful audio-visual and user experience design
  • Impact - strength of storytelling

In the first and second rounds of the judging process, all productions are viewed for an equal amount of time dependent on the category and round. Productions that progress to the third judging round are viewed in their entirety.