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.
CELINA DUNLOP picture editor, online video producer, The Economist, Great Britain - jury 2011, 2012
Born in the United Kingdom. Appointed picture editor of The Economist in 1990 with responsibility for photo content in all media. She was a jury member for This Working Life 2007 and has been on several panels discussing a variety of photo industry issues. She guest lectures on photographic copyright, and tutored the LSP course in picture research for many years. In 2008 her documentary on the My Lai massacre won FPA radio story of the year and BBC best radio journalism. Her online videos showcase world-class photojournalism on a wide range of topics including life behind the Berlin Wall and Afghanistan’s child brides.