This year’s edition of Czech Press Photo was won by Lukáš Bíba for an
image of a Czech flag flying above a June demonstration at Prague’s
Letná Plain against Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. The jury said the
photograph was a symbol of the complicated political and social situation
in the country, with part of society taking part in passionate protests at
the same time as Mr. Babiš’s ANO party maintained a lead in opinion
The Czech Press Photo competition was held for the 25th time this year. Some photographers refused to take part in the latest edition, saying the contest’s standards had fallen.
A number of leading photographers have refused to submit entries to this
year’s edition of the Czech Press Photo competition. Names such as Michal
Čížek, Milan Jaroš, Stanislav Krupař, Tomki Němec, Filip Singer and
Jan Šibík, who between them hold a number of prestigious awards, said in
an open letter to the organiser that Czech Press Photo had lost the credit
it had built up over a quarter of a century.
Last year’s winning photo by Lukáš Zeman, which depicted an orangutan and its dying baby, was criticised for lacking journalistic value.
Photographer Lukáš Zeman came first in the 2018 Czech Press Photo
competition with a picture of an orangutan and its dying infant. The
winning photo illustrates the destruction of nature in Borneo and breaks
with a tradition of politically-themed pictures winning the annual contest.
The News section of Czech Press Photo was won by Michal Čížek with an image of ANO chief Andrej Babiš giving a kiss of gratitude to his PR chief Marek Prchal after elections in October 2017.
The annual Czech Press Photo competition, which evaluates both professional and amateur journalistic photographs from around the world, has selected the winners of the 2017 competition. And for the first time, the winner is a photograph taken not with an expensive camera, but with a simple cell phone.
A photograph of a skirmish between human rights activists and supporters of Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit to Prague this year has won the top prize in this year’s Czech Press Photo. During the visit in March, organized groups of Chinese supporters clashed with Czech activists, some of them evoking the legacy of the late Václav Havel and his friendship with the Dalai Lama. The winning entry was taken by photojournalist Michal Šula.
A photograph of a skirmish between human rights activists and supporters of Chinese President XI Jinping during his visit to Prague in March 2016 has won the top prize in this year’s Czech Press Photo competition. The Photo of the Year was taken by photojournalist Michal Šula of Mafra Publishers. Mr Šula's photo is dominated by a figure covered in a Czech flag and a falling banner promoting human rights. During the Chinese president’s visit, organized groups of supporters clashed with activists supporting Tibet, the Dalai Lama and the late Václav Havel as well as opposing policies pursued by the current head of state.
Members of an international jury judging this year’s Czech Press Photo announced the nominees for this year’s competition recognizing top Czech and Slovak photojournalism. Three nominees in nine separate categories were chosen. According to the organisers, 349 photographers from either the Czech Republic or Slovakia filed entries this year. A total of 5,861 photographs were submitted. Twenty-five people entered work in the video section. The winning entries will be announced on November 21.
The winners of the annual Czech Press Photo competition were announced on Monday. The main prize was given to Mladá fronta Dnes photographer Jan Zátorský for his photo of migrants trying to cross the Serb-Hungarian border. The topic that clearly prevailed in this year’s competition was the migrant crisis.
The winner of this year’s Czech Press Photo is Mladá fronta Dnes photographer Jan Zátorský with a photo of migrants desperately trying to cross the Serb-Hungarian border. The picture, taken in September of this year won both the main prize, the Crystal Eye award for Photograph of the Year and best picture in the Spot News category. The jury assessed 3,700 photographs by close to 300 authors. The migrant crisis was a dominant theme this year.
The awards for the best pictures in the Czech Press Photo competition were awarded on Tuesday at the Old Town Hall in Prague. The main prize was award to the Czech Press Agency photographer Michal Kamaryt for his picture of former Central Bohemian governor David Rath through a window in an elevator at a courthouse. The Prague Grant award for pictures of changes in the Czech capital was given to Eduard Erben for his photographs of senior citizens performing unusual sports around the city. An international jury was selecting from almost 3,600 photographs submitted by around 300 authors. The best photographs of this year’s Czech Press Photo competition will be on view at the Old Town Hall until the end of January.