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POY is the oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world. Each year, POY recognizes excellence in photojournalism, multimedia, and visual editing. POY is committed to engaging citizens worldwide with great documentary photography by sponsoring educational public exhibitions. POY believes it is critical for citizens to experience your documentation of the news events and social issues facing our world. When you enter Pictures of the Year International, your work reaches out to citizens worldwide and becomes a part of visual history.
SPIRIT OF THE COMPETITION
The mission of Pictures of the Year International is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism, within still photography, motion photojournalism (videography) and visual editing in both print and online formats.
“Show truth with a camera,” remains the guiding principle as articulated by POY founder Cliff Edom in 1943.
Contest Prize & TERMS
• Photographer of the Year
• Documentary Project of the Year
• World Understanding Award
$500 cash prizes & Tiffany crystal trophies for top Premier winners:
• Newspaper Photographer of the Year
• Sports Photographer of the Year
• Multimedia Photographer of the Year
• Environmental Vision Award
• Community Awareness Award
• Best Photography Book Award
Individual category winner:
1st — Engraved plaque awards
2nd, 3rd, & AE — Certificate awards Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Pictures of the Year International (POY) recognizes and respects that copyrights are held by the photographer and/or news organization. USAGE RIGHTS: You grant permission to Pictures of the Year International and the Missouri School of Journalism to use my submitted photographs in exhibitions, in publications, and in promotions of the competition itself, and for educational, research, and historical record purposes concerning Pictures of the Year International. This usage includes, but is not limited to, slides/tapes, television film/tapes, videodisc, DVDs, CDs, websites, and any other type of mechanical, electronic, or digital dissemination system.
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