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HTC One Hot Press Photojournalist winners announced!
Take a bow, Emilia Krysztofiak and Seán Conroy...
The Hot Press Newsdesk, 31 May 2012
After much deliberation, the winners of the HTC One Hot Press Photojournalism competition have been announced. And the good news is that two winners in all were chosen, rather than the one originally promised.
Emilia Krysztofiak and Seán Conroy were selected on their material submitted from the superb final, in a packed 4 Dame Lane in Dublin, where our 12 finalists captured the HTC "Most Personal Experience" Royseven gig.
The two HTC One Hot Press photojournalists will take on their first gig of the summer this weekend and strut their photojournalistic stuff at the upcoming Forbidden Fruit Festival with their HTC One handset.
"It was a fantastic competition," said Hot Press editor Niall Stokes. "The standard of the entries was so high that we 'longlisted' an incredible 125 – before whittling those down to 12 finalists, who were given HTC One handsets, with which to shoot the Royseven gig. The HTC One is a fantastic piece of kit and, again, the standard of the submissions, in video, words and photos was genuinely brilliant. In the end we decided that the two outstanding entrants should be given the opportunity of going to the big gigs and reporting for HTC and Hot Press."
All of the final entries can be viewed in full on www.hotpress.com.
"We know that there is a huge amount of talent out there," Stokes added. "Hot Press has always provided a vehicle for young talent in particular and so it was a real privilege to be able to work with HTC in providing such an amazing opportunity for that talent to come through and shine. All of the finalists have a lot to be proud of – and expecially our two winners."
Gavin Barrett, HTC Ireland Country Manager said: “We were delighted to work with Hot Press to identify and nurture up and coming photo journalist talent. By giving the 12 finalists HTC One X phones, with amazing cameras, we supplied them with the technology they needed to capture the power of Royseven’s live performance – and the results speak for themselves. It was a very difficult task to pick one overall photojournalist winner so we decided on two – so congrats to both Emilia and Seán, and we hope that they will enjoy the summer of festivals. And we look forward to seeing their feedback and pictures in Hot Press.”
The quality of the entrants was outstanding and all 12 shortlisted contestants are all winners either way with their brilliant new HTC One handsets to play with.
The Htc One Hot Press Photojournalists named as Sean Conroy and Emilia Krysztofiak will report back from some of the hottest gigs of the summer. Stay tuned to hotpress.com to see the results.
12 aspiring photojournalists were invited to record critically acclaimed Irish band, Royseven at the intimate, invitation only gig in Dublin on their HTC One series phones with Hot Press magazine and here's what happened on the night.......