24 April-18 June 2006. The annual Dutch-based World Press Photo competition, open to professional news photographers from all over the world, culminates in an exhibition which then tours 85 countries. The 2006 edition of the World Press Photo exhibition opens its doors to the public after a launch ceremony on 23 April at the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. The competition is judged in ten categories, with the top three picture stories and the top three single images from each category on display. The categories include Daily Life, Contemporary Issues, Nature, Sports Action and Features, Portraits and Arts and Entertainment. The main overall prize for World Press Photo of the Year 2005, the most prestigious prize for photo journalism in the world, was awarded to Canadian photographer Finbarr OReilly for his picture of a mother and her child at an emergency feeding centre in Niger. Images from the exhibition are also published in the World Press Photo Yearbook. Admission 6. Mon-Sat 10.30-17.30, Sun 13.00-17.30. 30 April closed.
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