2013 – 2014 Photojournalism Winners

From the 160 entries received in the two photojournalism competitions this year, 12 top entrants qualified for the semi-final round of judging. For this round, the semi-finalists submitted digital portfolios which included portraits, features, sports shots, news pieces and a picture story. After much deliberation, the program judges selected six finalists to attend the Hearst National Photojournalism Championship held in Washington, DC this year. Monday, June 2nd, shortly after arriving in DC, the photo finalists met the judges for orientation, portfolio review and to receive their assignments. This year’s assignment was to do a photo story showing what makes Washington, DC run. The photo finalists were also assigned a single conceptual photograph capturing the historical significance and current state of DC. They had two days to shoot and edit their photos before their Wednesday deadline of 5:30 p.m. Thursday morning, the judges reviewed the submissions, selected their top choices and announced the winners at that evening’s awards ceremony.

The first through third place winners were awarded scholarships of $5,000, $4,000, and $3, 000 respectively and are featured below. The three finalists who earned $1,500 scholarship awards are: Ian C. Bate, Ohio University, Brittany Greeson, Western Kentucky University, and Yue Wu, Iowa State University. Two additional awards of $1,000 each were given to Jabin Botsford, Western Kentucky University, for Best Single Photograph and Best Picture Story, selected from the semi-final portfolios.