Today the Protocolbureau was at the ‘World Press Photo Awards Ceremony’ in Muziekgebouw aan het IJ in Amsterdam. The Awards Ceremony is the highlight of a weekend of festivities for the 100 winning photographers.

The international jury of the 54th annual World Press Photo Contest selected a picture by Jodi Bieber from South Africa as the World Press Photo of the Year 2010. In addition, the contest determines winners in the following categories: Spot News, General News, People in the News, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Arts and Entertainment and Nature.

World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Founded in 1955 the organization is known for holding the world’s largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest.

After the contest, the prizewinning photographs are assembled into a traveling exhibition that is visited by over a million people in 40 countries. A yearbook presenting all prizewinning entries is published annually in six languages.

The welcoming procedures and seating of the 400 guests and dignitaries was a task of the Protocolbureau. Hosts and ushers assisted during the reception of the many international guests. Another task was to identify the sponsors and dignitaries upon arrival and bring them to the host of World Press Photo. The seating was arranged by order of precedence with the winners, dignitaries and sponsors sitting on the first rows.

The evening in the (Dutch) press:
The photo’s in this article are made with an Iphone G3

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