Snow Leopard Photographer Steve Winter Wins World Press Photo Contest

On 13 February 2008, Steve Winter won first prize in the Nature Stories category of the 52nd annual World Press Photo Contest for his June 2008 NG article and photographs, “Snow Leopards: Out of the Shadows”.

About the contest:

The annual World Press Photo contest is at the core of the organization’s activities. It offers an overview of how press photographers tackle their work worldwide and how the press gives us the news, bringing together pictures from all parts of the globe to reflect trends and developments in photojournalism.

How to Enter
The contest is open to all professional press photographers. There is no entry fee.
Not only photographers, but photo agencies, newspapers and magazines from anywhere in the world are invited to submit their best news-related pictures of the previous year. Both single images and photo stories are eligible. The results are published on this website. Entry forms for the contest come out in October. To enter the 2009 contest click here.

Judging & Results
Judging takes place at the beginning of February each year. The contest jury comprises thirteen picture editors, photographers and representatives of press agencies from different parts of the world, with widely divergent backgrounds.

This brings to the process a breadth of experience, a variety of perception, and a contrast in viewpoint that keeps judging dynamic and bolsters objectivity. The jury acts independently of World Press Photo, and the organization has no influence on its decisions.

Winners are announced at a press conference in the second week of February. Prizewinning photographers are invited to receive their awards at the annual Awards Days in Amsterdam at the end of April.

2 thoughts on “Snow Leopard Photographer Steve Winter Wins World Press Photo Contest”

  1. Congratulations to Mr Steve Winter for winning first Prize in the Nature Stories Category held by World Press Photo contest.It is a great achievement for Mr Steve in particular and conservationists in general as it will help to create awareness amongst the general public toward S now Leopard conservation. I again join fellow SLN Members worlwide in sendin our Heartiest Congratulations to Mr Steve for his great achievement !

  2. Steve Winter wins again! This time, Steve’s snow leopard photography project won the “Best Online Video – Standalone” catagory in the 3rd Annual MPA Digital Awards! From the MPA website:
    “These magazine brands have shown excellence and innovation on a variety of digital platforms.

    The MPA Digital Awards were open only to publishing members of the association. Entries were judged by an expert panel of digital leaders from the magazine industry and media community.


    Winner: National Geographic Magazine “Searching for the Snow Leopard”
    Photographer Steve Winter captures the elusive snow leopard…with his camera.”

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