Text by Wang Dongmei
From March 22 to 24, 2011, Nantong City of eastern Jiangsu Province hosted the 7th China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) together with the China Photojournalists Society and China Pictorial Publications. The Organizing Committee of the international photojournalism competition gathered a 13-member jury including members not only from China, but from the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Russia, Belgium, and Palestine.
Gold, silver, and bronze prizes, as well as honorable mentions were awarded to both single images and narrative series in eight categories: daily life, war/natural disaster, general news, economy/science/technology, nature/environment, art/culture/entertainment, sports, and people in news /portraits.
Winners from last year were announced on March 25, 2011, singling out the best of 7,314 official selections from the 38,000 individual photos submitted by photographers from more than 70 countries.
The 75 honorees of gold, silver, bronze, and honorable mention include images from around the globe documenting diverse sectors such as economics, politics, culture, and daily life with strong-impact visuals that create powerful emotional responses. Among them are struggles against war and natural disasters along with fights for peace and development.??