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.
ANDREJ REISER photographer, Czech Republic - chairman of international jury of CPP - jury 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Born in Zilina, Slovakia. Graduated from the School of Graphic Arts in Prague and the Folkwang Schule in Essen, specialising in photography and design. Emigrated to Germany in 1968. Worked for Stern, GEO and Der Spiegel as a photographer and was a correspondent of GEO Magazine in Moscow. Founding member of the Bilderberg picture agency in Hamburg. Has lived in Prague since 1989. Chairman of Czech Press Photo international juries. 1996-2011.