The Winners of the International Contest of Photojournalists Announced at Ostroh Academy
Symbolically, on 6th June, which is the Journalist’s Day the awarding ceremony of the 3rd LifePressPhoto International Contest of Photojournalists took place at the National University of Ostroh Academy. Following the good tradition, the best photographers came to the university to display their works.
This year, 50 photos which had been selected out of 3000 others were exhibited at the library of Ostroh Academy. The exposition was unveiled and the winners were awarded by Prof Ihor Pasichnyk, the Rector of the university, Mykola Zhulynskyi, the director of Taras Shevchenko Institute of Law of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, and Oleksandr Kharvat, the initiator of the contest, the member of the National Union of Photographers of Ukraine, the Honourable Member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (EFIAP) and the member of the National Union of Journalists of Ukraine.
«It was really difficult to choose the best photos out of a great number of images. That is why it is the professional international jury that has to make a choice. This year, it included Ukrainian and Czech representatives. Making a final decision usually takes a long time, but this time the best photo grabbed our attention straight away as it stood out of the rest»,
A Spanish photographer won the competition. It should be mentioned that there were Ukrainian participants among the prize-winners. The contest had no age limit and photojournalists from all over the world could take part in the competition. However, their works were evaluated by the criteria of quality journalism photography.
LifePressPhoto Contest is an attempt to popularize documentary photography and to affirm its significance in today’s world, the importance of preserving it credible and faithful. Journalism photography plays a particularly important role in difficult times of revolution.
Oleksandr Kharvat pointed out that at Ostroh Academy he had met a lot of young photographers who have got a great potential and can enter the contest the following year. Talking about the recommendations for future participants Mr Kharvat maintains that the photos have to meet the requirements for journalism photography; moreover, each image has to have its history and a short description.