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Czech Press Photo Winners 2014

Photos of the crisis in Ukraine dominate this year's Czech Press Photo contest. The competition, based on the World Press Photo awards, highlights the best journalistic work of photographers living in the Czech Republic and Slovakia during the previous year.

Czech Press Photo Photograph of the Year: A man wounded in clashes in Kyiv, Ukraine, walks past a religious painting. (epa/Filip Singer) 
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Czech Press Photo Photograph of the Year: A man wounded in clashes in Kyiv, Ukraine, walks past a religious painting. (epa/Filip Singer) 

First Prize, Spot News: Riot police gather on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on November 29, 2013. (epa/Filip Singer)
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First Prize, Spot News: Riot police gather on Independence Square in Kyiv, Ukraine, on November 29, 2013. (epa/Filip Singer)

Second Prize, Spot News: A burned-out building's broken windows open onto Kyiv's Independence Square. (Petr Shelomovskiy)
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Second Prize, Spot News: A burned-out building's broken windows open onto Kyiv's Independence Square. (Petr Shelomovskiy)

Third Prize, Spot News: Emergency workers carry the bodies of passengers on Flight MH17, which crashed near the village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine. (Petr Shelomovskiy)
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Third Prize, Spot News: Emergency workers carry the bodies of passengers on Flight MH17, which crashed near the village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine. (Petr Shelomovskiy)

First Prize, General News: Anas Abduldayem, a Syrian, sits with his daughter on the day he left his family in Cairo in an attempt to emigrate to Italy by boat. (Stanislav Krupar)
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First Prize, General News: Anas Abduldayem, a Syrian, sits with his daughter on the day he left his family in Cairo in an attempt to emigrate to Italy by boat. (Stanislav Krupar)

Second Prize, General News: Protesters on the barricades in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Juraj Mravec)
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Second Prize, General News: Protesters on the barricades in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Juraj Mravec)

Honorable Mention, General News: A man dressed in a World War II-era U.S. uniform pays his respects to those who died in the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion. (Denik/Martin Divisek)   
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Honorable Mention, General News: A man dressed in a World War II-era U.S. uniform pays his respects to those who died in the D-Day landings in Normandy, France, on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion. (Denik/Martin Divisek)   

Third Prize, General News: A couple celebrates their engagement at a facility for mentally disabled people in Hvozdy, Czech Republic. (Stepan Hon)
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Third Prize, General News: A couple celebrates their engagement at a facility for mentally disabled people in Hvozdy, Czech Republic. (Stepan Hon)

First Prize, Sport: Skiers compete in the Men's Ski Cross event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (CTK/Roman Vondrous)
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First Prize, Sport: Skiers compete in the Men's Ski Cross event at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. (CTK/Roman Vondrous)

Second Prize, Sport: An 81-year-old former Soviet athlete shows an old picture of himself at the Kachalka outdoor fitness center in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Filip Singer)
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Second Prize, Sport: An 81-year-old former Soviet athlete shows an old picture of himself at the Kachalka outdoor fitness center in Kyiv, Ukraine. (epa/Filip Singer)

Second Prize, Everyday Life: A child with autism. ("Respekt"/Milan Jaros)
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Second Prize, Everyday Life: A child with autism. ("Respekt"/Milan Jaros)

Everyday Life: Children at an institution for the blind. (Jan Sibik)
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Everyday Life: Children at an institution for the blind. (Jan Sibik)

First Prize, Portrait: From a series titled "Many Faces of the Ukrainian Revolution" (Cesky Rozhlas/Filip Jandourek)
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First Prize, Portrait: From a series titled "Many Faces of the Ukrainian Revolution" (Cesky Rozhlas/Filip Jandourek)

Second Prize, Portraits: Luboš Miko is serving a prison sentence for killing a taxi driver. (Mafra/Radek Kalhous)
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Second Prize, Portraits: Luboš Miko is serving a prison sentence for killing a taxi driver. (Mafra/Radek Kalhous)

First Prize, People in the News: Andrej Kiska campaigns for the presidency of Slovakia. (mono.sk/Tomas Halasz)
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First Prize, People in the News: Andrej Kiska campaigns for the presidency of Slovakia. (mono.sk/Tomas Halasz)

First Prize, Nature and Environment: A dog receives aquatherapy at a veterinarian's office. ("Respekt"/Matej Stransky)
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First Prize, Nature and Environment: A dog receives aquatherapy at a veterinarian's office. ("Respekt"/Matej Stransky)

First Prize, Art: A senior citizens' dance party. (Michael Hanke)
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First Prize, Art: A senior citizens' dance party. (Michael Hanke)

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