Hearst Journalism Awards — Photojournalism Competition

The Hearst Journalism Awards Photojournalism Competition has two categories: Photo News and Feature and Photo Picture Story/Series. The official calendar can be found on the Hearst Journalism Awards Program website.

Please note that photojournalism competition entries are submitted through a two-part process. For more information on that process, visit the Hearst Journalism Awards photojournalism guidelines webpage.

For more information about the Photojournalism Competition, contact Professor Ligaiya Romero. 

Check out the MJ-school's Hearst Journalism Awards page for more information about the awards and to see previous winners.

 

Photo News and Feature

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Nov. 1

The first competition for the 2017-18 Hearst Journalism Awards Photojournalism Competition will be news and features photography. Photo entrants do not have to be journalism majors to enter the photo competitions as long as they are attending a university with an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program. Submitted content may not be digitally altered significantly beyond standard optimization as in cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc. It is not permissible to alter the basic reality of a photograph.

Entries should consist of a minimum of four images (at least two news and two features) and a maximum of eight images. News photography includes breaking news, general news or news photos relating to sporting events.

Feature photography includes features, portraits, sports and documentary photography. All photographs must have been taken during the following time frame and one image must have been disseminated in print or online or both from Sept. 1, 2016, through Nov. 7, 2017.

Students who have questions can contact Professer Romero.

 

Photo Picture Story/Series

DEADLINE: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 

The second competition for the 2017-18 Hearst Journalism Awards Photojournalism Competition will be picture stories or series. Photo entrants do not have to be journalism majors to enter the photo competitions as long as they are attending a university with an ACEJMC-accredited journalism program. Submitted content may not be digitally altered significantly beyond standard optimization as in cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc. It is not permissible to alter the basic reality of a photograph.

Each entry for this category must include one picture story/series with up to fifteen images on any subject.

All photographs must have been taken during the following time frame and one image must have been disseminated in print or online or both from Sept. 1, 2016, through Feb. 12, 2018.

Students who have questions can contact Professor Romero