2004 First Place Photojournalism Winner


In their own words…

“Before I came to the Hearst Photojournalism Championship, I thought it would be a very good trip though I didn’t expect to win any prizes. There were three other Western Kentucky University finalists in the photojournalism championship. I simply looked forward to sharing the experience with them.

On our first night in San Francisco, we were given five assignments. The judges gave us only basic information and we had to interpret what kinds of images to make. Within two and a half days, we had to research and produce images for each assignment. It was very intense and my biggest challenge was to figure out how to manage time. I was so pleased to be a part of the championship and to meet many great people in San Francisco. I will never forget what I experienced and learned from this competition.”