CALL FOR ENTRIES
Online registration opens: Entries submitted online by: Judging in Columbia, Mo.: Exhibition & Programs:
Friday, December 17 Friday, January 14 February 7 - 22 Washington, D.C.
t Welcome to the 68th annual Pictures of
the Year International.
POYi is the oldest and most prestigious
photojournalism program and competition
in the world. Each year, freelance, agency,
and newspaper photographers around the
world document the stories, personalities,
and places that capture our interest and
demand our attention.
Thomas Lekfeldt Now in its 68th
year, POYi continues to
67th POYi World Understanding Award
When you enter
Ekstra Bladet / MOMENT
“A STAR IN THE SKY” in photojournalism, Pictures of the Year
multimedia, and visual
editing. International, your
POYi is committed
to engaging citizens
work reaches out to
worldwide with great citizens worldwide
sponsoring education- and becomes a part
al public exhibitions.
POYi believes that it
of visual history.
is critical for citizens
to experience your
documentation of the news events and
social issues facing our world.
We invite you to enter. This guide
provides an overview of all the divisions
and categories. The complete description
of the categories and guidelines will be
Stephanie Sinclair — 67th POYi Community Awareness Award posted Friday, December 17 online at
VII for National Geographic and The New York Times Magazine
“POLYGAMY IN AMERICA” www.poyi.org
Pictures of the Year International is a program of the
Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute
at the Missouri School of Journalism
Newseum to Host POYi Exhibition for 2011
Pictures of the Year International, a print and POYi is deeply honored to collaborate with the
digital exhibition of some of the best photojournal- Newseum, the representative landmark for a free and
ism from 2010, will be displayed at the Newseum in open press. POYi treasures this opportunity to work
Washington, D.C. from April to October 2011. New with the Newseum to celebrate the impact of docu-
for the 2010 competition are special categories for the mentary photography and highlight the work of the
coverage of the the Winter Olym- world’s best photojournalists.
pics, the earthquake in Haiti, the The POYi exhibition will showcase a selection of
Gulf of Mexico oil disaster and the the 240 winners from the upcoming judging in Feb-
midterm political races. Plus we ruary. Through exhibitions and workshops, POYi
are expanding our multimedia di- serves those photojournalists who chronicle the news
vision to include a portfolio category for online work. events, political trends, and social issues facing our
Located on Pennsylvania Avenue in the heart of world. The mission of Pictures of the Year Interna-
the nation’s capital, the Newseum provides the public tional is to extend the reach of photojournalists though
with displays and interactive experiences that reflect educational public exhibitions and engage citizens
the impact and role of journalism. worldwide with great documentary photography.
Special Interest for 2010
t Multimedia Portfolio of the Year t New File Uploading Eliminates Renaming
POYi is expanding its multimedia division to include The online entry platform has been completely up-
a premier portfolio category for online visual journal- graded for easier preparation of your image files and
ism. Entries in this category will honor the work of a faster uploading. Entrants will no longer be required
individual photojournalist. to rename their files to a specific POYi style. Our
“Multimedia Portfolio t 2010 Specialty Categories
new system will automatically name and process your
files, plus you will be able to access your files online
of the Year” added as a New for the competition is a spe- to replace images or make editing adjustments.
cial category — Impact 2010 — for
new premier award. coverage of the earthquake in Haiti t News Picture Story in General Division
and the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. General News Picture Story has been moved into the
The new Impact 2010 category is also included in the General Division as one combined category. In previ-
multimedia division. There are two other year-specif- ous years, stories could be entered in one of two divi-
ic categories that focus on the Winter Olympics and sions — either the Newspaper Picture Story Division
the midterm political races. or the Freelance / Agency Picture Story Division.
Awards and Prizes
t Photographer of the Year
t World Understanding Award
Thanks to the generous support of Nikon Professional
$1,000 cash award and a Tiffany crystal trophy.
Services, the Photographer of the Year first place re-
cipients, in both Newspaper and Free- t Global Vision Award
lance/Agancy categories, will receive $1,000 cash award and a Tiffany crystal trophy.
Nikon camera bodies as premiere
t Community Awareness Award
awards. Plus both first place winners
$1,000 cash award and a Tiffany crystal trophy.
will recieve a $1,000 cash award and
a Tiffany crystal trophy. Second and t Best Photography Book Award
third places will receive a plaque and cash awards of $1,000 cash award and a Tiffany crystal trophy to the
$500 and $250. photographer. Also, the publishing house will be rec-
ognized with an engraved plaque.
t Multimedia Portfolio of the Year
The first place recipient will receive a $1,000 cash t Angus McDougall Excellence in Editing
award and a Tiffany crystal trophy. Second and third Winner will host a sterling silver traveling trophy, a
places will receive a plaque and cash awards of $500 plaque, and tuition to the Missouri Photo Workshop.
t Individual category winners
t Documentary Project of the Year Award First place winners will receive plaques. All other
The multimedia team will receive a $1,000 cash award places will receive certificates.
and a Tiffany crystal trophy.
Complete description of categories and entry guidelines
to be posted on Friday, Dec. 17 online at www.poyi.org
t Entry and Registration open Dec. 17 t Best Use of Photographs
Registration and entries will be accepted electronically 34 - Online Publications
online at www.poyi.org. Deadline is Friday, January 35 - Newspapers
14, 2011. There is a $50 entry fee per person, which 36 - Magazines
includes up to 15 submissions across single image
categories, multiple-picture story categories, a t Premier Division
Photographer of the Year portfolio category, and others. 37 - Photographer of the Year — Newspaper
The fee should be made electronically online during the Open to photojournalists who are employed as a staff
registration process. The complete “Call for Entries” member, either full-time or part-time, for a regularly
will be posted on Friday, Dec. 17 at www.poyi.org as a published newspaper, either in print or online. A portfo-
downloadable pdf file. Contact information for POYi: lio of diverse work from throughout the year.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 573-884-2188 38 - Photographer of the Year — Freelance / Agency
t General Division Open to photojournalists who are self-employed as free-
1 - Science/Natural History lance or work, either full-time, part-time, or on a contract
2 - Science/Natural History Picture Story basis for a news agency or wire service. A portfolio of
3 - Sports Action diverse work from throughout the year.
4 - Sports Feature 39 - Multimedia Portfolio of the Year
5 - Winter Olympics The portfolio should spotlight the visual multimedia
6 - Sports / Picture Story (still photos and/or video) of an individual photojournal-
7 - Sports Portfolio ist who works either independently or with an organiza-
8 - General News tion. The producers and editors for each of the pieces in
9 - General News Picture Story the portfolio may be comprised of different members. A
10 - Spot News portfolio of diverse work from throughout the year. The
11 - Impact 2010 (Haiti and Gulf Oil disasters) portfolio may include up to five multimedia stories.
12 - Midterm Politics 40 – Documentary Project of the Year
13 - Feature A multimedia team’s online project comprising of multi-
14 - Portrait ple chapters and/or elements that explores or investigates
15 - Portrait Series an important social, economic, or political issue. The
t Newspaper Picture Story Division series should employ the right mix of still photography,
16 - Issue Reporting Picture Story motion photography (video), audio, and graphics to visu-
17 - Feature Picture Story ally communicate the story. There are no length criteria.
41 - World Understanding Award
t Freelance/Agency Picture Story The World Understanding Award will recognize a pho-
18 - Issue Reporting Picture Story tographer’s extended story or essay that focuses on the
19 - Feature Picture Story human condition and portrays a sense of justice or in-
sight into difficult problems. This could include a facet
t Multimedia Story Division of human relations, a mutual concern for world conflict,
20 - News Story social injustice, or any number of other topics.
21 - Issue Reporting Story 42 - Global Vision Award
22 - Impact 2010 (Haiti and Gulf Oil disasters) The Global Vision Award will recognize a photogra-
23 - Feature Story pher’s extended story or essay that explores issues relat-
ed to the environment, natural history, or science. This
t Newspaper Editing Division could include a facet of human impact on the natural
24 - News Story world, scientific discovery, coverage of plant or animal
25 - Issue Reporting Story habitat, climate concerns, or similar topics.
26 - Feature Story 43 - Community Awareness Award
27 - Series or Special Section The Community Awareness Award recognizes a body of
28 - Newspaper Picture Editing Portfolio work that demonstrates an understanding of and appre-
ciation for everyday life within a community.
t Magazine Editing Division
29 - News Story 44 - Best Photography Book Award
30 - Issue Reporting Story Book entries must rely primarily on documentary pho-
31 - Feature Story tography and have been published sometime within the
32 – Series or Special Issue last three years (2008, 2009 or 2010).
33 - Magazine Picture Editing Portfolio t Angus McDougall Excellence in Editing
No entry required by participants.