Awards & Competitions

How Photo Competitions are Judged: Insights from a World Press Photo Awards Juror

February 9, 2016

By David Walker


Patrick Baz with fellow 2015 World Press Photo awards judges Michele McNally and Peter-Matthias Gaede.

The judging of the World Press Photo awards has come under increased scrutiny in the last two years, following questions over the use of post-processing in submitted images and the disqualification last year of a winning image that was found to have been miscaptioned—the photographer didn’t shoot it in the town he claimed to have been covering. In November, the...

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