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.
YONG-HWAN LEE pedagogue Chung-Ang University, South Korea - jury 2011
Born in South Korea. He studied photography and video at Chung-Ang University in Seoul and graduated in visual communication and multimedia at Ohio University, USA in 2002. 1992-2000 was Director of Seojin Gallery and Goto Gallery, South Korea. 1991-2004 professor of photography and video production at Kyungil University, South Korea. Currently professor at the school of photography at Chung-Ang University, president of the Association of Korean Photographers, adviser to the Sam-Sung Digital Imaging Corporation and Director of the Daegu Photo Biennale.