Prague, Oct 12 (CTK) – A picture featuring migrants at the Hungarian-Serbian border by Jan Zatorsky from daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) has won this year’s Czech Press Photo competition that was dominated by migration and the results of which were announced yesterday.
The winning photo, one in a series made in September, shows a tangle of human bodies which are falling across one another in a desperate effort to overcome the border.
It won the major prize, the Crystal Eye, and also the first prize in the Spot News category.
Roman Vondrous from the Czech News Agency (CTK), who was successful in the previous issues of Czech Press Photo, won the Everyday Life category with a series of Havana Cars pictures, depicting old American cars in the streets of Havana.
In the category People in the News, the first prize went to Petr David Josek, from Associated Press, for his photo featuring President Milos Zeman protected by umbrellas.
It was taken during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution on November 17, 2014, when people hurled various objects, including eggs, at Zeman because of his Russian policy, relation to alcohol and the dirty words he used in a radio interview.
The jury that judged 3700 photos by 278 authors from the Czech and Slovak republics, awarded three prices in each of the eight categories and ten honorary mentions.
The video section was participated in by 38 authors with 52 videos.