Paradox is proud to announce that our production Notes from Aleppo has been nominated for one of three prizes for Digital Storytelling at this year’s World Press Photo Contest, and has received a nomination for the new headline award Interactive of the Year. The winners will be announced during the award ceremony on 11 April in Amsterdam.
The World Press Photo Interactive of the Year award celebrates a production that creates engaging interactive storytelling through skillful editing and design. But it should also show effective synergy of form and content, and deal with a pressing issue.
Zahra Rasool (chair of the jury, head of Contrast VR – Al Jazeera, India) on Notes from Aleppo: “This story is very impactful and so touching. There is no lack of stories from or about Syria and Syrians, but this is from a new angle. We need to keep talking about these important issues and in order to keep the audience listening, we need to find new ways to tell the story. Notes from Aleppo has that new way and is very effective through the way it connects to the viewer and is so deeply personal.”