The World Media Summit Global Awards for Excellence: Winter Sports Photo is an international professional photo contest organized by the World Media Summit.
This Awards carries forward the spirits of "Truth, Objectivity, and Excellence" of the first WMS Global Awards for Excellence, recognizes journalists who continuously improve their professional standards and strive for excellence, and encourages media organizations around the world to share inspiring images of winter sports.
Mr. Bob Martin is a multi-award-winning sports photographer specializing in shooting sports and action pictures for advertising, corporate and editorial clients.
During a career spanning the last thirty years, Mr. Martin has photographed every major sporting event from the last fifteen Summer and Winter Olympics to Elephant Polo and Horse Racing on ice. His work has taken him to the farthest corners of the world, and his photographs have been published in numerous publications including Sports Illustrated, Time, Newsweek, Life Magazine, Stern, Paris match, Bunte, L’Equipe, The Sunday Times and the New York Times to mention just a few.
During the London 2012 Olympics he was appointed as Photo Chief. He was a consultant on photographic issues to the Rio 2016 Olympic organizing committee.
Mr. Martin is currently consulting for the International Olympic Committee (IOC), looking at the Tokyo Olympics now and Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022.
One photo featuring a moment of action in competitive or non-competitive winter
A series of 3-12 photos recording moments of action of competitive or non-competitive winter sports
One photo documenting competitive or non-competitive winter sports
A series of 3-12 photos featuring stories of competitive or non-competitive winter
Every category presents 1 first prize and 2 nominations.
One best photo selected by the jury from the winning entries
Outstanding photos recommended by WMS Presidium member organizations from among the finalist entries that did not win any award