HEARST NATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
The William Randolph Hearst Foundation has announced the eleven college photojournalism students who have been selected as semi-finalists in the 54th annual Hearst Journalism Awards Program. They are the top winners in the two 2013-2014 photo competitions and two finalists with the highest scores earned from multiple placements in the competitions:
Ian Bates, Ohio University
Jabin Botsford, Western Kentucky University
Brittany Greeson, Western Kentucky University
Danny Guy, Western Kentucky University
Emily Harger, Ohio University
Sammy Jo Hester, Western Kentucky University
Emily Rhyne, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Justin Wan, Michigan State University
Jenna Watson, Kent State University
Yue Wu, Iowa State University
Zachary Wittman, Central Michigan University
These winners, whose work was selected from 160 entries, will submit additional photo portfolios for the semi-final round of judging. The judges will evaluate the portfolios and select six finalists to participate in the program’s National Championship held June 2 – 6, 2014 in Washington, DC. During the Championship, the six photo finalists along with eight writing, five radio, five television and five multimedia finalists will complete spot news assignments, vying for additional scholarship awards.
The photojournalism judges are: Steve Gonzales, Director of Photography, Houston Chronicle, TX, Sue Morrow, Assistant Multimedia Director, Sacramento Bee, CA; and Jakub Mosur, Freelance Photographer, San Francisco, CA.
There are 105 universities with accredited undergraduate journalism schools eligible to participate in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The Journalism Awards Program added photojournalism to the competition in 1970, and is funded and administered by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. The program awards up to $500,000 a year in scholarships, grants and stipends, and takes place under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Contact: Jan C. Watten