Still Pictures Contest 圖片比賽
比賽共分7個組別，每組最多選出 6 張得獎作品，包括冠軍、亞軍、季軍及優異。最後，各評判將於各組得獎相片中，選出「年度圖片」。評判不須於每一組均選出「優異」作品。
There are 7 categories in the contest and from each category will select no more than 6 entries, including the winning picture, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up and honourable mentions. Lastly, a “Photo of the Year" picture will be selected from one of the placed pictures of each category. Not every category requires honorable mentions.
Each category will use the same elimination process. Following first round of elimination, the jury will perform 2nd and 3rd round of judging until winning selections have been made. The judging order will be as follows:
- (B）一般新聞 General News
- (A）突發新聞 Spot News
- (C）人物 Portrait
- (G）圖片故事 Photo Story
- (F）自然與環境 Nature & Environment
- (E）特寫 Feature
- (D）體育 Sports
第 1 輪 First Round (初選):
篩走最差的作品及減少下一輪的工作量。作品只要得到一位評判的支持，即可入圍第 2 輪。評判會在評審日前兩星期預先觀賞及篩選。
To eliminate the weakest entries and reduce the workload in the next round. Each entry will proceed towards the next round if a juror indicates his/her support. The jury may preview and illuminate pictures two weeks before the judging day.
第 2 輪 Second Round：
目的是篩剩 3 至 6 張
這一輪先舉「NO 手」。「NO 手」即篩走參賽作品。作品如有過半數「NO 手」(4 票)，即出局。
這一輪完成後應篩剩 3 至 6 個參賽作品到第 3 輪。
如果第一次舉「NO 手」的篩選結果多於 6 個，評判則於已入選的參賽作品中，繼續舉「YES 手」投票，將作品保留到第 3 輪 ，每個作品過半數(4 票) 「YES 手」，即入選。若篩選結果仍多於 6 個，評判則於再輪流以「NO 手」及「YES 手」投票，以篩走或挑選參賽作品，直至篩剩 3 至 6 個參賽作品到第 3 輪。
如果舉「NO 手」的篩選結果少於 3 個，評判則需從頭檢視沒有入選的所有參賽作品，以舉「YES 手」投票，每個作品過半數 YES，即入選。若在這一次篩選中，篩選結果多於 6 個，則跟隨上述程序，以「YES 手」及「NO 手」交替投票，直至篩剩 3 至 6 個參賽作品到第 3 輪。
The goal is to eliminate until 3 to 6 pictures are left.
Each entry and its caption will be projected for a maximum of 5 seconds, the jury will alternate between negative and positive voting. Jurors may stop the rotation of picture and request for discussion or further examination.
Jurors should declare any conflict of interest before the voting process at this stage.
The round begins with a round of negative voting, meaning the jury will vote to remove an entry from the contest. Negative voting means it requires at least 50% (4 votes) to take an entry out of the contest.
At the end of the second round, 3 to 6 entries per category is needed to remain in the contest.
If after the first negative vote more than six entries are left in contest, the jury will revert to a positive vote on those entries still in contest. If more than six entries remain in the contest after this vote, the jury reverts to negative voting. The jury will alternate between negative and positive voting in this sequence until a maximum of six entries and a minimum of three entries remaining in each category.
If after the first round of negative voting less than three entries are left in the contest, the jury will revert to a round of positive voting. This vote will only include those entries taken out of contest by the previous round of negative voting. If after this round of positive voting more than six stories/singles remain in contest, the jury will follow the same alternating procedure described above starting with a round of negative voting on all entries still in contest until a maximum of six entries and a minimum of three entries remaining in each category.
第 3 輪 Third Round：
每位評判獲派發一張分紙，每位評判手執10分，可依其喜愛程度分配予各入圍作品，依最喜歡得最高分數的原則，為入圍作品評分。每幅作品最高可得 7 分，最少可得 0 分，每人必須盡用10分。分紙不記名。評判可要求工作人員展示任何一個作品，作不限時討論。
To prioritize the jury’s preference to rank the entries.
In the final round, the jury must complete a voting paper, allocating ALL 10 points to the entries, giving the most favourite a higher point. Each picture may be given no more than 7 points and may be given 0 points. The voting takes place in form of a written secret ballot. They may request to review any entries and are permitted to discuss their votes.
Once the jury coordinator feels there have been enough discussion on the picture, they have the right to ask for a verdict from the jury.
Each photo will be ranked according to points awarded by the jury. picture with the highest points will be the winner and so on.
年度圖片 Photo Of the Year
The “Photo of the Year” honours the picture that reflects the visual creativity and skills of the photographer and captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in that year with a forward looking perspective.
The “Photo of the Year” is chosen after the jury has determined all the other awards. All awarded pictures shot in 2016 will be eligible for the “Photo of the Year” award.
The total number of eligible entries is reduced through a series of voting rounds to keep the entries in the contest, followed by a voting round to eliminate entries from the contest. These positive and negative voting rounds will be repeated until no more than two entries remain in the contest.
The final vote requires two pictures remain in the contest and will be done by written, secret ballot. The picture with the maximum vote wins.
評審方式參考 Judging method reference: http://www.worldpressphoto.org/activities/photo-contest/verification-process