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The World Press Photo Foundation announced the results of the 63rd annual World Press Photo Contest on its online channels on 16 April 2020. The announcement included the World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Story of the Year, as well as the winners for each of the eight categories of the photo contest.
The Photo Contest saw 4,282 photographers from 125 countries enter 73,996 images. An independent jury comprising leading photography professionals selected the nominated photographs and the stories that matter. The 2020 World Press Photo Contest nominees are 44 photographers from 24 countries.
The jury of the 2020 Photo Contest selected Yasuyoshi Chiba’s photograph Straight Voice as the World Press Photo of the Year. The winning image shows a young man, illuminated by mobile phones, reciting protest poetry while demonstrators chant slogans calling for civilian rule, during a blackout in Khartoum, Sudan, on 19 June 2019.
Also polish photographer Tomasz Kaczor was a winner of Portait category. His picture Awakening shows Ewa, a 15-year-old Armenian girl who has recently woken from catatonic state brought on by Resignation Syndrome, sits in a wheelchair, flanked by her parents, in a refugee reception center in Podkowa Leśna, Poland.