Yokohama, Japan, February 23th, 2017
After winning the cup at home in 2016 …. the winner of the 2017 World Photographic Cup, with a total of 34 points … is Team Portugal again !
The second place goes to United States of America, with Russia in the third place.
Individual gold medals go to Russia, Finland, Mexico, Slovakia, United Kingdom and Singapore.
The Golden medals in the six categories went to:
The third place trophy, with 1 golden medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 25 points, went to Team Russia, once again on the podium. The second place trophy, with 1 medal and 3 top-ten finishes, 27 points, went to Team USA (another amazing result for the 2014 and 2015 WPC winner!).
“Congratulations to Team Portugal for winning the WPC two times in a row, and all the winners. An incredibly close competition, with a huge variety of winners, from 4 continents, is exactly what the WPC committee could hope for”, commented the Chairman of WPC Judging Committee Jorgen Brandt, “It has been amazing to see so many beautiful images coming from around the globe, and really difficult to judge them!”
“It’s a unique feeling coming out from a unique competition” – added Giuseppe Scozzi, WPC Chief Executive. “Representing their homeland at any level is an amazing opportunity and there has never been a program that involves photography like this. Now we have it in the World Photographic Cup. We really experienced the groundswell of enthusiasm from photographers to create the finest they can in the hope of representing their country!”