Atlanta Photojournalism Contest 2019

 

Atlanta Photojournalism Contest

Atlanta Photojournalism Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2019
Entry fee: $49
Prizes: $100, $500, $750, $1,000, valuable prizes

The Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, America’s longest continuously operating photojournalism conference, was founded in 1973 by a group of photojournalists representing newspapers, magazines and wire services.

A 501(c)(3) organization, the Seminar promotes the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and photography contest judged by working photographers and editors.

Each year, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar hosts an international photography competition that receives content from some of the world’s top photojournalists.

Categories

  • Spot News
    A single picture of an unscheduled event for which no advance planning was possible.
  • General News
    A picture of a scheduled or organized event for which advance planning was possible.
  • Feature
    Usually a found situation with strong human interest; a fresh view of an everyday scene.
  • Sports Action
    A single picture showing participation in a game or athletic event.
  • Sports Feature
    A feature picture that is sports related.
  • Portrait/Personality
    A picture that captures an aspect of the subject’s character.
  • News Picture Story
    A collection of photos with a single theme that fits the description of the Spot News or General News category. 12 image maximum.
  • Chris Hondros Memorial International News
    This category is in memory of Getty Images staff photographer Chris Hondros, who died on April 20, 2011 while covering conflict in Libya. Images should be a collection of photos with a single theme that have been taken outside of U.S. territory. 12 image maximum.
  • Feature Picture Story/Essay
    A collection of photos with a single theme that fits the description of the Feature category. 12 image maximum.
  • Sports Picture Story
    A collection of photos with a single theme that fits the description of the Sports Action or Sports Feature category. 12 image maximum.
  • Short Term Documentary Project
    A single linear narrative with a journalistic approach produced for the web, which lasts no longer than 5 minutes. The production must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text. Key is storytelling, along with a proficient use of visual and other elements.
  • Long Term Documentary Project
    A single linear narrative or series of linear narratives on a single topic with a journalistic storyline and produced for the web, which lasts no longer than 10 minutes. The production(s) must include photography and/or film in combination with (but not limited to) animation, graphics, illustrations, sound or text. The focus is skillful storytelling with strong narration building, competently executed using visual and other elements.

Website of Photo Contest: http://www.photojournalism.org/contest/

Atlanta Photojournalism Contest 2018 Winners

Best In Show

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

© Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
This series chronicles the migrant caravan heading north from Central America to the United States.
Members of a US-bound migrant caravan cross a bridge between the Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca after federal police briefly blocked them outside the town of Arriaga, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018.

 

Best Portfolio

David Goldman / Associated Press

© David Goldman / Associated Press, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© David Goldman / Associated Press

 

Rich Mahan Best Student Portfolio

Gabriel Scarlett

© Gabriel Scarlett, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Gabriel Scarlett

 

Spot News

© Khalil Hamra / Associated Press, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Khalil Hamra / Associated Press
First Place
Palestinian protesters evacuate a wounded man was shot by Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

 

© Joel Auerbach / Associated Press, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Joel Auerbach / Associated Press
Second Place
Parents wait for news after a reports of a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018.
On February 14, 2018, a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing seventeen students and staff members and injuring seventeen others.

 

© Susana Vera / Reuters, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Susana Vera / Reuters
Third Place
Rohingya refugees scuffle as they wait to receive relief aid at Kutupalong refugee camp, near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 28, 2017.

 

General News

© Mark Mirko / The Hartford Courant, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Mark Mirko / The Hartford Courant
First Place
Haddam, Ct. – 07/30/2018 – Surrounded by a crowd bellowing, “with liberty and justice for all,” Haddam Selectwoman Melissa Schlag kneels in front of a United States flag as the pledge of allegiance is recited to start her town’s board meeting. Schlag knelt two weeks earlier, at the town’s July 19 meeting, citing her “extreme sorrow” for many things related to Donald Trump’s presidency including his apparent rejection, after meeting with Vladimir Putin, of the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that the Russians interfered in the 2016 U.S. election. As part of her protest, Shlag also cited the U.S. immigration policy of caging migrant children, breaking up migrant families and President Trump’s callous treatment of women and minorities.

 

© Moises Castillo / Associated Press, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Moises Castillo / Associated Press
Second Place
In this Oct. 19, 2018 photo, a Honduran migrant mother and child cower in fear as they are surrounded by Mexican Federal Police in riot gear, at the border crossing in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of retaliation. The mother and child were unsuccessful in their attempt to cross into Mexico and were returned to the Guatemalan side.

 

© David Goldman / Associated Press, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© David Goldman / Associated Press
Third Place
Bob Richling carries Iris Darden, 84, out of her flooded home as her daughter-in-law, Pam Darden, gathers her belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. More than 30 inches (76 centimeters) of rain from Florence fell in some parts of the state and along with the storm surge, caused widespread flooding that damaged tens of thousands of homes and other buildings. Authorities have confirmed 40 storm-related deaths.

 

Feature

© Jake May / The Flint Journal, MLive Media Group, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jake May / The Flint Journal, MLive Media Group
First Place
Santa Claus, portrayed by Montrose resident Dale Nowak, smiles as he holds 6-week-old Smith Sparks, left, and his twin brother Sullivan, both of Davison, as he visits with 25 prematurely-born infants too small to leave the hospital and their families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017 at Hurley Medical Center in Flint.

 

© David Goldman / Associated Press, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© David Goldman / Associated Press
Second Place
Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

 

© Andrew Harnik / Associated Press, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Andrew Harnik / Associated Press
Third Place
A large group of protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh walks to offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, as the Senate begins a week of scrutiny of President Donald Trump’s nominee to the high court. Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has been further imperiled by a second sexual-misconduct allegation, dating to his first year at Yale University.

 

Sports Action

© Christian Bruna, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Christian Bruna
First Place
Minna Nikkanen of Finland competes in the women’s Pole Vault qualification at the Athletics 2018 European Championships in Berlin, Germany, 07 August 2018. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

 

© Lucy Nicholson / Reuters, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Second Place
Mirai Nagasu of the U.S. competes in the women’s figure skating free skating final at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, February 12, 2018.

 

© Stefan Wermuth / Self Employed, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Stefan Wermuth / Self Employed
Third Place
2018 European Championships – Synchronised Swimming Team Free Routine Final – Scotstoun Sports Campus, Glasgow, Britain – August 4, 2018 – Team Israel competes.

 

Sports Feature

© Jeff Pachoud / AFP, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jeff Pachoud / AFP
First Place
Skiers compete on March 14, 2018 during the first stage of the 33rd edition of the Pierra Menta ski mountaineering competition in Areches-Beaufort.

 

© Francis Gardler / Lincoln Journal Star, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Francis Gardler / Lincoln Journal Star
Second Place
With a terse tweet of a whistle and a slap of the map, USA wrestler Jordan Burroughs erupts after pinning Azerbaijan’s Gasjimurad Omarov 3 minutes and 15 seconds into their 74 kg/163 lbs. match during the 2018 Freestyle World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. “I’m not a pinner. It’s an art form to be able to pin somebody,” said Burroughs. “I couldn’t see the ref the way my head was positioned, I was just like ‘Please slap the mat.’ That was a big moment for me, I don’t get guys on their back a lot. All I know is squeeze as hard as I can and hope I hear a whistle and people cheer.” The former Nebraska wrestler’s four wins in the tournament were part of a dominant performance by Team USA, as the Americans captured their first World Cup title since 2003 on Sunday with a 6-4 win over Azerbaijan in the gold-medal match.

 

© Francis Gardler / Lincoln Journal Star, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Francis Gardler / Lincoln Journal Star
Third Place
Arkansas pitcher Kacey Murphy (21) has his moment in the sun as he delivers to the plate against Oregon State on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, during the second game of the NCAA College World Series championship at TD Ameritrade Park.

 

Portrait/Personality

© Juan Medina / Thomson Reuters, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Juan Medina / Thomson Reuters
First Place
A migrant, part of a group intercepted off the coast in the Mediterranean Sea, stands in a queue after arriving on a rescue boat at the port of Motril, southern Spain October 2, 2018.

 

© Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Elizabeth Conley / Houston Chronicle
Second Place
Megan Lambert, 14, waits her turn to show her red Brahman steer , Rebel, during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Houston.

 

© Jake May / The Flint Journal, MLive Media Group, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jake May / The Flint Journal, MLive Media Group
Third Place
Rihonna Davis, 5, wanted to dress like royalty, but also in her favorite color for the Juneteenth parade and celebration at University Park on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 on Flint’s north side. In a bright pink dress and tiara with matching earrings and necklace, she had the opportunity to shine, she said. “I love being black,” Rihonna said. “I like to dress up because it makes me so happy. I feel so pretty.”

 

News Picture Story

First Place: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press

© First Place: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© First Place: Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
First Place

 

Second Place: Mohammed Badra / European Pressphoto Agency-EFE

© Mohammed Badra / European Pressphoto Agency-EFE, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Mohammed Badra / European Pressphoto Agency-EFE
Second Place

 

Third Place: Matt McClain / The Washington Post

© Matt McClain / The Washington Post, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Matt McClain / The Washington Post
Third Place

 

Chris Hondros Memorial International News

First Place: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

© Khalil Hamra / Associated Press, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Khalil Hamra / Associated Press
First Place

 

Second Place: Luis Tato / AFP

© Luis Tato / AFP, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Luis Tato / AFP
Second Place

 

Third Place: Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

© Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP
Third Place

 

Feature Picture Story/Essay

First Place: Jordi Cohen

© Jordi Cohen, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jordi Cohen
First Place

 

Second Place: Raul Arboleda / AFP

© Raul Arboleda / AFP, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Raul Arboleda / AFP
Second Place

 

Third Place: Matt McClain / The Washington Post

© Matt McClain / The Washington Post, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Matt McClain / The Washington Post
Third Place

 

Sports Picture Story

First Place: Jeff Pachoud / AFP

© Jeff Pachoud / AFP, First Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jeff Pachoud / AFP
First Place

 

Second Place: David Goldman / Associated Press

© David Goldman / Associated Press, Second Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© David Goldman / Associated Press
Second Place

 

Third Place: Jan Helge Petri / Freelancer

© Jan Helge Petri / Freelancer, Third Place, Atlanta Photojournalism Contest
© Jan Helge Petri / Freelancer
Third Place

 

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Allard Prize Photography Competition
Allard Prize Photography Competition

 

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