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.
© Oleg Homola
TOMASZ GUDZOWATY photographer, Poland - jury 2011, 2012
Born in Poland. Graduated in Law from Warsaw University but his biggest interest is photography, especially humanistic and classical black and white. He was a social documentary photographer for many years but later became interested in documenting non-commercial sports which are not in the media’s interest – they are too atypical, exotic and outside the main sphere of popularity. He has been published in Max Magazine, L’Equipe, The Guardian, Newsweek, Time, Forbes, British Journal of Photography and others. He has published several photographic books and is a winner of a number of international contests – World Press Photo, Pictures of the Year, NPPA Best Journalism. He works with Focus photo agency in Hamburg and Yours Gallery in Warsaw.