More than twenty photographers from all over lower franconia took part in the competition initiated by the bavarian journalists' association of main franconia and the district of lower franconia, submitting around 200 pictures.
Daniel karmann won with his photo "bishop's consecration the first prize of this year's competition "pressfoto unterfranken won. According to the jury, the picture shows bishop franz jung "radiantly walking through the cathedral" after his consecration looking into the ranks of the knights of the order "in whose faces questions, hope, piety up to submissiveness are reflected", according to the jury.
In his laudatory speech, district president erwin dotzel said that good press photos were not least "because of the plethora of news that constantly pours in on us more and more important, because even the most critical reader's eye sticks to the picture first. And only then the head decides whether one wants to read the accompanying article. "The picture reaches the senses immediately, the word must first be read", emphasized the district president.
Next to the "photo of the year the jury also awarded prizes for the best photos in eight other categories: "university and science ( water shortage by karl josef hilden-brand) "young talent award" ("strabenfotografie" by julian nimar) "best series" ("radio-active" by wolf-dietrich weibbach) "lower franconia – land and people" ("air berlin" by thomas obermeier) "environment and energy ("shake" by patty varasano) "sports" ("a goalkeeper comes flying" by anand anders) "culture ("happy klarinette" by patty varasano) and "prize of the city of wurzburg" ("heroes of everyday life also by patty varasano). In the category "country and people" editor anja vorndran (kissinger anzeiger, medienkraft verstarker gmbh ) was the first to publish her picture "drilling machine chips" nominated and thus among the best three. The photo shows a stand at the rakoczy festival in bad kissingen, where an exhibitor was using a commercial drill to cut potato chips. Her photo titled marzenbecher, taken during a hike in the rhon, graces the new district calendar.