Two Poles, Tomasz Gudzowaty and Filip Cwik, were awarded at the 54th annual World Press Photo Contest. The World Press Photo is the most prestigious international competition for press photography.
2nd prize in the Sport
Tomasz Gudzowaty, a Warsaw-based photographer, won the 2nd prize in the Sport category for his “snapshot” at the Mexico Car Frenzy. He regularly works with 'Yours Gallery' in Warsaw.
3rd price in the People in the News Stories
Whereas Filip Cwik won the 3rd price in the People in the News Stories category during a series of national mourning in Poland. Following the tragic plane crash in Smolensk on 10 April, as people turned out in droves to pay their respect to the victims in the main street of Krakowskie Przedmiescie, so did Filip Cwik in order to capture and immortalize that historic occasion.
Filip Cwik is a photojournalist in Newsweek Polska and Napo Images Agency.
Close to 6000 photographers representing 125 nationalities took part in last year's contest.
The South African photographer – Jodi Bieber – emerged victorious when the Jury selected his snapshot as the World Press Photo of the Year 2010.