The photographs are judged by an International Jury of experts. The Jury consider the journalistic value of the pictures (i.e. information value, promptness, topicality) together with their aesthetic quality. The photographs are presented anonymously to the Jury. While judging the pictures, the Jury has the right – in order to secure a prize for a specific photograph or a series - to decide by majority of votes on their possible transfer to a different category or to give a prize to only some of the pictures in a series or not to award some of the prizes at all. The right not to award a prize applies to all prizes of the competition.
Piotr Wojcik photographer, Poland - jury 2006, 2009, 2012
Born 1967 in Warsaw. Professional photographer. 1992-2012 photographer and picture editor of the avantgarde Warsaw newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, editor of Pictures of Gazeta Wyborcza Annual Reviews and curator of their exhibitions. Recipient of a number of Polish journalistic photography awards. Since 1992 he’s been documenting European Roma, especially their migration around Europe. He’s the author of a photographic book “The Roma from both Sides of the Carpathian Mountains“ and an exhibition about the Roma called „Warsaw-Bucharest“, which was shown in eight Polish railway stations in 1996. He’s the founder of the quarterly „Dialog-Pheniben“ and the „Opwiedz To – Picture This“ trust. Lecturer in photojournalism at the Polish National Film and Theatre School in Lodz.