March 17, 2020
WASHINGTON D.C. — The results were announced today for the 2019 Military Visual Awards media competition, awarding both photographer of the year and videographer of the year, in addition to 12 individual categories.
More than 2,000 pictures and videos from around the world were submitted as, for the first time ever, the competition was not limited to the U.S., but allowed entries from each country’s photographers and videographers. The top four pictures or videos in each category were awarded.
Each category was judged by several media industry professionals: Jeremy Lock, seven-time military photographer of the year; Callie Shell, CNN and TIME magazine photojournalist; Stacey Pearsall, Nikon ambassador and founder of the Veteran’s Portrait Project.
Chris Hibben, a Tech. Sgt. in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, received the highest military photography honors as the 2019 MVA Photographer of the Year. Hibben enlisted in the Navy in 1991 and later crossed over to the Air Force joining the 4th Combat Camera Squadron, where he is currently stationed in Charleston, S.C. He has served on two overseas deployments, most recently documenting military operations in East Africa.
Andrew Neumann, a recently separated Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps, received the highest military videography honors as the 2019 MVA Videographer of the Year. Neumann spent several years serving in Japan and the U.S., most recently at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. He has completed his military service and is currently attending college in Indianapolis, Indiana.
For additional information email [email protected]. To see the winning entries, click here.