HEARST PHOTOJOURNALISM WINNERS NAMED
San Francisco – Ten college photographers have been named finalists in the November 2009 photojournalism competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Entries in the first of three photojournalism competitions were in the categories of portrait/personality, feature and “personal vision.”
The winners were selected from among 86 entries submitted from 52 schools nationwide. The top four winners, along with the top four finalists in the next two competitions and two overall highest scorers, will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging next April. Six finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the program’s National Photojournalism Championship, along with writing and broadcast finalists.
110 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.
The top four finalists are:
First Place, $2,000 award, JOHN W. ADKISSON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Second Place, $1,500 award, SCOTT MCINTYRE, Western Kentucky University
Third Place, $1,000 award, RYAN C. HENRIKSEN, Ohio University
Fourth Place, $750 award, DAN KRAUSS, Ohio University
The fifth through tenth place winners are:
Fifth Place, $600 award, TYLER CACEK, Western Kentucky University
Sixth Place, $500 award, COURTNEY POTTER, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Seventh Place, $500 award, NEIL A. BLAKE, Central Michigan University
Eighth Place, $500 award, KASIA BROUSSALIAN, University of Colorado
Ninth Place, $500 award, BRITNEY MCINTOSH, University of Kentucky
Tenth Place, $500 award, CHEN WANG, University of Florida
These finalists’ schools receive matching grants.
The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 50th year, added photojournalism to the competition in 1970. The program also includes six writing contests, four broadcast news competitions, and one multimedia competition offering more than $550,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.
The photojournalism judges are: Ken Geiger, Senior Editor, Technology/Illustrations, National Geographic Magazine, Washington, D.C.; Michael C. Norseng, Photo Editor, Esquire Magazine,New York, NY; Geri Migielicz, Story4, Ben Lomond, CA.
Ohio University is in first place after this first competition in the Intercollegiate PhotojournalismCompetition with the highest accumulated student points. It is followed by: Western KentuckyUniversity; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; University of Kentucky; University of Florida;Central Michigan University; University of Colorado; University of Missouri; Ball State University(tie); University of Nebraska-Lincoln (tie). The final Intercollegiate winners are announced after the third photo competition.
To view the top four finalists’ winning work, please check the monthly winners section of the website which is updated shortly after each competition.
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