SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The entry deadline for the 'Yonhap International Press Photo Awards (YIPPA) in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs)' is just one month away from today. Entries should be submitted online at http://www.yippa.net by May 31. Since Yonhap News Agency, which hosts this event under the aegis of the UN, started receiving entries on March 2, many newsworthy photos have been entered.
This press photo contest is open to photojournalists worldwide including freelancers who provide photographs for the press or photo agencies around the world. Entrants can submit their entries in their chosen categories as there are three entry categories determined to shed light on three major goals of the UN: Common Prosperity of Human Beings (Improvement of human living and wellbeing), Enhancement of International Peace; and Environmental Protection, Measures against Climate Change. Each category is separated into singles and stories. For singles, up to 10 photos can be submitted, and for stories, up to five pieces (2-10 photos per piece) can be submitted.
YIPPA offers the biggest cash prize of its kind in the world: USD 30,000 for one Grand Prize winner; USD 10,000 for one winner of the Yonhap Media Group Prize in support of the UN MDGs; USD 30,000 for six Gold Prize winners (USD 5,000 per winner); USD 18,000 for six Silver Prize winners (USD 3,000 per winner); and USD 6,000 for six Bronze Prize winners (USD 1,000 per winner).
The Exhibition showcasing all the prize-winning images will be held in August at the UN headquarters in New York, USA, as well as in Seoul, Korea. Meanwhile, all profits from the event will be donated to the UN. For more details on YIPPA, please visit its official website (http://www.yippa.net).
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Contact - YONHAP INTERNATIONAL PRESS PHOTO AWARDS SECRETARIAT Ms. Seon hwa Hwang Assistant manager E-mail: email@example.com TEL: 822-568-9340/ 822-3452-1444 FAX: 822-3452-7292
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