A photographic essay or extended story portraying important contemporary concerns or social issues. To encourage long-term projects, images from previous years' work may be included, provided none of them have previously won a CPOY award. Half of the photographs in the entry must have been taken or first published between Sept. 1, 2007and Aug. 31, 2008. 12 photos maximum per entry.
A portfolio should showcase your vision as well as demonstrate versatility, expertise and depth. It must include submissions from at least 4 single picture categories (cat. 1 - 8) and one multiple picture category (cat. 9 - 11). 50 images maximum. Entries from categories 14 - 16 may not be included.
A still image story or essay where the addition of audio enriches and enhances the understanding of the subject. This category emphasizes work that would normally be displayed on a news organization's website and should run between 90 seconds and 4 minutes in length. No more than one story per entry. Work must be that of one person. Collaborative efforts belong in category 16.
A story or essay utilizing motion photojournalism or a mix of motion and still photojournalism in tandem with audio to enhance the understanding of the subject. The emphasis in this category is again on content that would appear on the web. These projects can be produced as video stories or a combination of video and other media. Total running times for these projects is generally similar to those in category 14, though that is not to say that more in-depth stories would not also fall into this category. No more than one story per entry. Work must be that of one person. Collaborative efforts belong in category 16.
A photojournalistic project (one long story or a series of stories related by topic) that may utilize any or all of the following: still photojournalism, motion photojournalism, audio, and/or interactivity in pursuit of enriching and enhancing the understanding of the subject. Unlike multimedia submissions to categories 14 and 15, these projects are oftentimes of greater length and/or scope. Total running times may be longer or depend upon user interaction to determine project run time. May be an individual, team or group effort--but content, production, and presentation must be solely the work of eligible students.