World Press Photo 2010
This annual contest is at the core of the World Press Photo’s activities. For the 2010 contest, the jury gave prizes in ten themed categories to 62 photographers of 22 nationalities from: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mali, Mexico, the Netherlands, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Somalia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States.
During the two-week judging, the jury viewed a record number of photographs with 101,960 images submitted by 5,847 photographers. The photographers represent 128 different nationalities.
Every year following the World Press Photo Contest, the winning images go on tour. The annual World Press Photo Exhibition is the best known of World Press Photo's activities and is a leading event in the organization's calendar. The exhibition is officially opened in Amsterdam as part of the award ceremony in April and can then be seen at venues around the globe. The tour program takes in approximately 100 cities in 45 countries and is still expanding.
The exhibition is a showcase for creativity in photojournalism and a platform for developments in the profession, part of World Press Photo's aim of encouraging and stimulating the work of press photographers around the world. The show also attracts a broader public and, because of the wide-ranging focus of the contest, forms an eyewitness record of world events from the previous year.