Magnus Holm Wins 67th CPOY Contest

Nov 15, 2012
Oleg is 20 years old. He is in a hospital in Kharkiv, Ukraine, after getting so drunk he accidentally fell asleep in a bon fire in the woods. Photograph by Magnus Holm
Oleg is 20 years old. He is in a hospital in Kharkiv, Ukraine, after getting so drunk he accidentally fell asleep in a bon fire in the woods. Photograph by Magnus Holm

Magnus Holm of the Danish School of Media and Journalism has won the 67th College Photographer of the Year title at the University of Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, MO. 

Holm work was awarded Gold in the Portfolio category. His portfolio of work included a photo stories that also won the Gold award in the International Picture Story category.

Jabin Botsford of the Western Kentucky University was named the runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category. Jake May of Central Michigan University won Bronze for portfolio.

Judges for the Still Division were: Janet Reeves, Assistant Managing Editor for Photo & Multimedia of the Minneapolis Star Tribune; Kurt Mutchler, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine; Cathaleen Curtiss, and Wally Skalij, staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times.

Winners were also announced in the Multimedia Divisions in 67th College Photographer of the Year competition. Students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill swept the Large Group multimedia category, taking home all places — Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Award of Excellence — in that category.

Judges viewed 14,100 still photographs entered by 573 student photographers from 125 colleges and universities in 17 countries. The annual College Photographer of the Year competition is co-sponsored by the University of Missouri and Nikon, Inc.

See the photographs here.