AMSTERDAM: The World Press Photo (WPP) Foundation announces the results of its renowned contests, on Wednesday.
The World Press Photo Foundation announced the nominees on Wednesday in each category of the Photo Contest, with the winners to be revealed at the Awards Show in the 61st annual WPP Contest in Amsterdam on Wednesday, April 12.
For the first time, the six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are revealed. The winner will be announced at the ceremony.
The jury selected nominees in eight categories, including the new environment category. They are 42 photographers from 22 countries. Of these nominees, 15 have won previous WPP awards, while 27 are being recognised for the first time. In total, there are 312 nominated photographs across the eight categories.
The six nominees for the World Press Photo of the Year are, in alphabetical order:
- Rohingya Crisis by Patrick Brown, Australia, Panos Pictures, for UNICEF
- Boko Haram Strapped Suicide Bombs to Them. Somehow These Teenage Girls Survived. – Aisha, age 14 by Adam Ferguson, Australia, for The New York Times.
- Witnessing the Immediate Aftermath of an Attack in the Heart of London by Toby Melville, UK, Reuters.
- The Battle for Mosul – Lined Up for an Aid Distribution by Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times.
- The Battle for Mosul – Young Boy Is Cared for by Iraqi Special Forces Soldiers by Ivor Prickett, Ireland, for The New York Times.
- Venezuela Crisis by Ronaldo Schemidt, Venezuela, Agence France-Presse
The premier award carries a cash prize of 10,000 euros. In addition, Canon will present the winning photographer with a selection of camera equipment.