World Press Photo has added a competition for multimedia productions in visual journalism to its annual press photography contest, which has run since 1955.
January 19, 2011: World Press Photo has added a competition for multimedia productions in visual journalism to its annual press photography contest, which has run since 1955.
The contest is divided into two sections, for linear and for interactive multimedia. The 2011 multimedia contest is being set up separately from the annual press photography contest. To identify the best multimedia globally, Word Press Photo has assembled a panel of specialists in the field, to find and nominate multimedia productions of the highest quality. They will nominate productions for the two categories of multimedia production: online or offline linear productions, or online interactive productions, with a journalistic storyline.
Productions may include (but are not limited to) such audio and visual elements as photography, video, animation, graphics, illustrations, sound and text. Professional photography should play a significant role in telling the visual story. The nominated works will be judged on their impact and editing, as well as their originality and innovative execution.
Judging takes place at the World Press Photo office in Amsterdam from 18-21 March 2011. The jury for the 2011 multimedia contest consists of professionals in the field of multimedia. The jury will shortlist three productions per category. First, second and third prizes in each category will be announced during the World Press Photo Awards Days, on 6-7 May 2011. First prizes will be awarded a cash award of ø¢”š ¬5,000. The winning multimedia will be published on www.worldpressphoto.org.