World Press Photo receives IPRA President’s Award
Last night in Amsterdam, the World Press Photo Foundation was the proud recipient of the IPRA President’s Award.
“World Press Photo is an organisation that in its own words seeks to create and support the conditions that make possible the stories that matter, said Bart de Vries IPRA’s President. “This organisation which is exactly as old as IPRA, we were both founded in 1955, has for over 60 years shared high-quality visual stories with its annual competition. It has done with images what we in IPRA do with words”
In attendance were Lars Boering, director World Press Photo and board member Guido van Nispen. “We are proud to receive this award from an organisation that shares so many of the same values”, commented Boering.
The President’s award was founded in 1977 and is presented annually to an organisation or an individual to recognize an “outstanding contribution to better world understanding”.
IPRA, the International Public Relations Association, is the leading global network for Public Relations professionals. Membership is individual not corporate. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. IPRA fulfils this aim through networking opportunities, its code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. IPRA is the organiser of the annual Golden World Awards (GWA) for excellence – PR’s global awards scheme. With 60 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by the United Nations, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations are practised. IPRA welcomes all those within the profession who share its aim and who wish to be part of the IPRA worldwide fellowship.