A sports-related picture with strong human interest or pictorial quality that celebrates the role athletics play in the lives of athletes and fans. Examples: The joy of victory or agony of defeat, fan reaction and interaction, athlete portraits.
A narrative picture story or thematic essay photographed in your home country that either reports on significant events, celebrates life, portrays sport or explores environmental, social, economic or political topics. 8 photos maximum per story.
A narrative picture story or thematic essay photographed in a foreign country that reports on significant events, celebrates life, portrays sport or explores environmental, social, economic or political topics. 8 photos maximum per story.
A long-form photographic essay or extended narrative story which portrays important contemporary concerns or social issues. To encourage long-term projects, images from previous year's 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 September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009. 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 (categories 1 - 8) and one multiple picture category (categories 9 - 11). 50 images maximum. Multimedia entries from categories 14 - 16 may not be included.
A multimedia project produced in a class or workshop setting. Must contain multiple photojournalistic components produced by eligible students. The overall project presentation may benefit from the input and supervision of faculty or professionals.
Jose Corbella - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A story or essay which uses more than one form of reporting (still image, video, audio) and where the media choice and its utilization enrich and enhance the understanding of the subject. No more than one story per entry. Work must be that of one person. Run times should be between 90 seconds and 4 minutes. Longer pieces, complex multiple story projects and collaborative efforts belong in the Multimedia Project category (16).
Nacho Corbella, Eileen Mignoni, Zach Ferriola-Bruckenstein & Chris Carmichael - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A photojournalistic project (one long story or a series of stories related by topic) that may utilize any or all of the following: still photography, video, audio, and/or interactivity in pursuit of enriching and enhancing the understanding of the subject. May be the effort of a single student or a small team of no more 5 students. The content, production, and presentation must be solely the work of eligible students.