Hearst Photo Competition II Winners Named



San Francisco – Ten college photographers have been named finalists in the January photojournalism competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program.  Entries in the second of three photo competitions were in the categories of news and sports.

The winners were selected from among 78 entries submitted from 44 schools nationwide.  The top four winners, along with the top four finalists in the other two photo 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, DIEGO  JAMES  ROBLES, Ohio University

Second Place, $1,500 award, TYLER  CACEK, Western Kentucky University

Third Place, $1,000 award, DREW  ANGERER, Ohio University

Fourth Place, $750 award, CODY  DUTY, Western Kentucky University

The fifth through tenth place winners are:

Fifth Place, $600 award, ERIC  WOLFE, University of Southern California

Sixth Place, $500 award, NEIL  A.  BLAKE, Central Michigan University

Seventh Place, $500 award, JONATHAN  K.  GOERING, University of Kansas

Eighth Place, $500 award, CHARLES  F.  LUDEKE, University of Missouri

Ninth Place, $500 award, PATRICK  T.  FALLON, University of Missouri

Tenth Place, $500 award, ED  MATTHEWS, University of Kentucky

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 Photojournalism Competition with the highest accumulated student points.  It is followed by: Western Kentucky University; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; CentralMichigan University; University of Kentucky; University of Missouri; University of Florida;University of Colorado; University of Kansas; University of Southern California.  The final intercollegiate winners are announced in April.

To view the finalists’ winning work, check the monthly winners section of the Web site.


Jan Watten, program director