"Last year, we managed to organize the 11th edition of the project. Again, without the support of the Slovak Arts Council and with a weaker support from the state sector. Significant cutbacks in funding have made it very difficult to run, prepare and secure the individual photographic exhibitions and the activities associated with them. Despite this, I believe that this year, we will be able to secure enough funding to carry out the project because it will be stronger, both in terms of its accompanying programme and attendance", said Jana Garvoldtová, Director of SLOVAK PRESS PHOTO, and added: “We have managed to react very flexibly to the new situation, and we have started to be environmentally friendly. Placing the exhibition of the winning photographs outdoors, in a public space, in Bratislava's Old Town, turned out to be strategically and logistically a very good decision, thanks to which we were able to bring journalistic photography closer to a wide group of the population and visitors of the city. The exhibition was visited by 15,000 visitors without any entrance fee, water and electricity consumption."