YIPPA Entry Deadline Fast Approaches: May 31

By Yonhap News Agency, PRNE
Monday, May 2, 2011

SEOUL, South Korea, May 3, 2011 - 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 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

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 (www.yippa.net).

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    Ms. Seon hwa Hwang
    Assistant manager
    E-mail: yippa@yna.co.kr
    TEL: 822-568-9340/ 822-3452-1444
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