Getty Images photographers, Chris McGrath, Ezra Shaw and Quinn Rooney have been selected as category winners by the international jury of the 57th annual World Press Photo Contest.

Chris McGrath was awarded first prize in the General News, Stories section, while Ezra Shaw and Quinn Rooney obtained second and third prizes, respectively, in the Sports Action, Stories category. Also receiving a Special Mention was a six-image series taken by amateur photographer, Tim Holmes from the town of Dunalley, Tasmania, Australia, where 90 homes were destroyed by wildfires during a period of record high temperatures.

The World Press Photo of the Year 2013 was an image by American photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency, which was shot for National Geographic. This picture also won 1st Prize in the Contemporary Issues category. It shows African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia””a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

Canon Australia will display the complete World Press Photo exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales from 24th May to 22nd June 2014. Entry is free of charge.For an overview of all the winners visit: