World Press Photo Foundation Calls for Entries for Digital Storytelling Contest

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Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation
Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation

The World Press Photo Foundation has called for entries for its Digital Storytelling Contest from digital storytellers, visual journalists, producers, and entry coordinators, with submissions that include the work of a professional visual journalist.

The contest seeks to reward those producing the best forms of visual journalism enabled by the transformation that digital technologies have brought to how we produce and consume stories.

It is divided into four categories namely immersive storytelling, innovative storytelling long form, and short form categories.

The Immersive Storytelling category is visual story or project produced for the web in a form other than video, and which through its design, creates an immersive visual experience for the user.

The Innovative Storytelling category is a visual story or project produced for the web, or as an app for a mobile device, which through its design, creates an innovative visual experience for the user.

The Long Form category is a single linear narrative, or series of linear narratives, on a single topic, produced as a video for the web, and lasting no longer than 30 minutes in total.

The last category, the Short Form category, is a single linear narrative, produced as a video for the web, lasting no longer than 10 minutes. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text.

Interested applicants, who must be professional visual journalists, must be the author(s) of the material they are submitting in their names. Agent or representative entering contest on their must be the copyright holder(s) or have been authorized by the copyright holder(s) to submit the material. Materials submitted for the contest in all categories must have been produced or first published in 2017.

Deadline for submission of entries is January 4, 2017.

For more information, please visit: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/digital-storytelling-contest