Wei Seng Chen, Malaysia
Agency / Publication: None
Story behind this photo: 12 February 2012, West Sumatra, Indonesia: A competitor and his charges reach the finish of a bull race, in Batu Sangkar, West Sumatra.
Award: 1st Prize Sports – Sports Action Single
Sergei Ilnitsky, Russia
Agency / Publication: European Pressphoto Agency
Story behind this photo: 31 July 2012, London, UK: Fencing at the London 2012 Olympics.
Award: 2nd Prize Sports – Sports Action Stories
Roman Vondrous, Czech Republic
Agency / Publication: Czech Press Agency
Story behind this photo: 22 July 2012, Kolesa, Czech Republic: The Velká Pardubická was first held in 1874, and has gained a reputation as one of the toughest and most grueling steeplechases in the world. Held each October in the town of Pardubice in the Czech Republic, the race has been run almost every year since its founding.
Award: 1st Prize Sports – Sports Action Stories
Micah Albert, USA
Agency / Publication: Redux Images for Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Story behind this photo: 03 April 2012, Nairobi, Kenya: A woman sits on bags of waste she has salvaged, at the Dandora municipal dump, outside Nairobi, Kenya. She said that she enjoys looking at books, even industrial catalogues, as a break from picking up garbage.
Award: 1st Prize Contemporary Issues Single
Emilio Morenatti, Spain
Agency / Publication: The Associated Press
Story behind this photo: 29 March 2012, Barcelona, Spain: Mireia Arnau (39) reacts behind the broken glass of her shop, stormed by demonstrators clashing with police in Barcelona, during a general strike on 29 March.
Award: 3rd Prize C Contemporary Issues Single