The winners of the 27th ZOOM International News Images Competition have been announced.

The EPA reports that 11 nominations were made by reporters, filmmakers, operators, and assemblies.

On September 30, 8 images from Azerbaijan were viewed by 26 specialists represented by local experts at the Xerxes Media Center.

Today, at a press conference invited by the media at the Xerxes Media Center, the names of the winners were announced among the approximately 160 videos presented to the contest.

"ZOOM" Azerbaijani winners are as follows:

News image nomination:
First place: Real TV Elshad Heidarov

Private news nomination
First place: Azerbaijan Alexander Gembərov
Second place: Xerxes TV Vüsal Copernicus

Reporting nomination:
First place: Public TV Jayhun Mustafayev

Free nomination:
First place: ARB TV Aida Zerzerova

Serial nomination:
First place: ATV Elvin Zeynalov
Second place: ARB TV Turan Novruzova

Current news nomination:
First place: ARB TV Tajid Quliyev

News program nomination:
First place: Xerxes TV Lion Karayev

Special awards

Agdam Award - Xerxes TV Lala Azerbaijan

Shusha Award - Xerxes TV Lala Azerbaijan Lachin
Award - Public TV Anar Azerbaijan
Kulgar Award - BAKU TV Elgin Humitov
Fuzuli Award - AZTV Ramil Gocayev
Zanjan Award - ARB Rasil Salehli
Munsif Award - Public TV Ramin Mehdi
Turkish News Camera Association Award - ARB TV Kamil Hussein
Turkish-European Friendship Award - NTV Esra Gezginci from Turkey

The ZOOM International News Images Competition, held since 1996, was organized by the Turkish News Operators Association. Last week, a vision of the contest from Turkey and other countries in Istanbul was viewed and voted by a Turkish specialist team. The conference was attended by Aytekin Polatel, chairman of the Turkish News Operators Association, Ahmet Akpolat, chairman of the Turkish News Operators Association, Alexander Gambayev, Azerbaijani representative of the Turkish News Operators Association, and members of the Governing Body, Ibrahim Bigkerkmen, Mehmet Riza Marufoglu, Mustafa Soybas, Mustafa Kara.

It is noteworthy that the 27th ZOOM International News Video Competition is scheduled to be held in Azerbaijan in late September.