Pictures of the Year announces 78th competition winners

The judging of the 78th annual Pictures of the Year International, the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism contest, recently wrapped up with a new group of winners. This year’s contest brought in nearly 40,000 images, along with short films and online storytelling presentations. “The judging of the images and stories in POY this year was … Continued

POY judging event helps visual storyteller on her journey to tell her story of healing

Attending this year’s Picture of the Year judging in February helped POY’s inaugural Rising Star Scholarship recipient Rosem Morton better understand how pictures are organized into stories. “I know it contributed to effective storytelling, especially my own storytelling,” she says. The Rising Star Scholarship is offered to working visual journalists of color with five or … Continued

Pictures of the Year judging kicks off next week

A panel of judges as diverse as the entries submitted to the 76th annual Pictures of the Year competition will soon pore over about 40,000 images from photojournalists around the world. The judging of the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism competition will take place Feb. 11 through March 1 at the Missouri School of Journalism. … Continued

New POYI director Lynden Steele comes to RJI from St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Pulitzer Prize winner and Missouri School of Journalism alumnus Lynden Steele will be the next steward of the most prestigious photojournalism contest in the world, the Pictures of the Year International competition. Steele’s appointment, which begins Jan. 8, was announced today by Randy Picht, executive director of the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute. He’ll take … Continued