The first round of judging kicks off
Judging for the Best of Photojournalism contest kicks off this weekend and continues through February with our first-round judges deciding which entries will make it into the final rounds of in-person judging at the University of Georgia in early March. The first round of judges for the Edting division are as follows:
Clint Alwahab is a Senior Photo Editor for CNN Digital and based in Atlanta. He and his team oversee the daily application of imagery across all CNN Digital platforms. From breaking news to photobook features, Clint and the CNN Photos team cover every facet of photojournalism.
Erika Schultz works as a staff photographer for The Seattle Times and as part-time faculty at The University of Washington. Recent honors for his picture editing work include the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Aurora Theater shootings.
Ken Lyons is a Pulitzer Prize-winning picture editor and currently the Director of Photography at Penny Hoarder. Before moving back to Florida he was Senior Editor for Photography and Multimedia at The Denver Post to Colorado, he was Director of Photography for The Orlando Sentinel. In Virginia, Ken was a photojournalist and editor for The Daily Press.
Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News. In 2018, Lisa was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for the story of Rowan Windham, a 10-year-old who inspired others with his positive outlook on life despite battling a rare, incurable disorder.
Nicole Frugé is the Director of Photography for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she leads one of the most diverse metro photo staffs in the nation. Frugé was named Photo Editor of the Year in 2018 and the Chronicle's photo editors were twiced named the Picture Editing Team of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association’s Best of Photojournalism contest in 2014 and 2017.
The judges for the final round of judging:
Update: J. David Ake, Director of Photography Associated Press, and Boyzell Hosey, Deputy Editor Tampa Bay Times, switched categories. Ake judged picture editing, and Hosey judged stills.
We are pleased to present this year’s Best of Photojournalism’s 2019 judges who will be traveling to the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication to judge the Editing Division.
Entries can be submitted until 5pm EST, January 31. Register to enter here.
With Platinum Level sponsorship by Sony Electronics, BOP is offering cash prizes ranging from $500 to $1,000, as well as Sony Alpha cameras for top portfolio winners and Tiffany crystal awards for winning newsrooms.
Keith W. Jenkins is a digital manager and strategist who specializes in supercharging visual storytelling across multiple media platforms.
Keith has built and managed highly skilled teams in print, broadcast, and digital newsrooms that have won Pulitzer, Emmy, Peabody, Murrow, World Press, and Webby awards for The Washington Post, NPR, and National Geographic.
Keith is currently the Director of Digital Content at NPR.
Elizabeth Cheng Krist was a photo editor with National Geographic for over 20 years and is currently editing a book and exhibition for them on China. She curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book, as well as an auction for Christie’s.
Krist has judged competitions for The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, the RFK Journalism Awards, and was nominated for the Joop Swart masterclass and the Prince Claus award. She has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts.
She has reviewed portfolios for The New York Times, PhotoPlus, and LOOK3. Krist has taught for Syracuse University, CUNY, Santa Fe Workshops, and Kalish.
She has helped program the National Geographic Photography Seminar for the last nine years. Krist served on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop, spoke at GeekFestDC, and helped organize the first Women Focus event at the Newseum.
Boyzell Hosey is deputy editor for the Tampa Bay Times, in charge of photography and multimedia. During his 20-year career at the Times, he has served as photojournalist and picture editor. He manages a staff of more than a dozen award-winning photojournalists and coordinating visual coverage for major news and sporting events which have included, Super Bowls, political conventions and hurricane disasters. In 2015 Boyzell won a regional Suncoast News Feature Emmy for his editing role in the multimedia piece “Long Road Out.”
Boyzell serves on the University of Florida’s Journalism Advisory Council and is a board member of the St. Petersburg College Photographic Technology Advisory Committee. He is a past chair of the NABJ Visual Task Force and is currently serving a two-year term as a national judge for the Scripps Howard Visual Journalism competition.
Boyzell is deeply rooted in his community, serving as a mentor for Men in the Making, a mentorship program for minority adolescent boys and leading a program to teach multimedia skills to youth at his church. He sits on the board of the Jim & Heather Gills YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg Community Advisory Committee and in 2017 he co-founded and became president of the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival, a non-profit organization providing community education awareness centered around urban agriculture, culinary experience, fitness and family fun.
Detroit Free Press Photo and Video Director Kathy Kieliszewski is a four-time National Emmy Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. She was also part of the team that won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism for a series of multimedia stories that examined the difficulties and unintended consequences of fulfilling President Trump's pledge to construct a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.
Her most recent films include “12th and Clairmount,” a full-length documentary that Variety called “an illuminating and innovatively crafted account of the 1967 Detroit riot,” and the feature-length documentary “The Wall,” an outgrowth of the Pulitzer Prize-winning multimedia story.
Kathy co-founded Freep Film Festival, a documentary film festival in Detroit, where she serves as the festival's artistic director. She also oversees the video and photographic efforts of a staff of 11 photographers and editors at the Free Press. Before joining the Free Press as an editor, Kathy spent 10 years as a photojournalist.
Timmy Huynh currently lives in New York City, via Columbia, Mo., Austin, Tex., Upland, In., and Lancaster, Pa. He currently works at the Wall Street Journal as a photo editor and earned a graduate degree at the Missouri School of Journalism. He also is a faculty member of AAJA’s high school journalism program JCamp, where his photojournalism career got a jump start. Timmy Huynh's website.