2019 Photo of the Year

Announced at the Fall National College Media Convention, Nov. 2, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

RELATED: 2019 Photo of the Year finalists

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2019 Individual Awards
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General news photo

First
Cassie Stricker

The Battalion
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

Second
Nicole Neri

Cronkite News
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Third
Erin Edger

The Commonwealth Times
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia

Fourth
Michael Zingaro

MPJ Magazine
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Fifth
Joseph High

Golden Gate Xpress
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Honorable Mention
Kat Bell

The Alabamian
University of Montevallo
Montevallo, Alabama

Honorable Mention
Nicole Haun

The Cordair
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California

Honorable Mention
Shafkat Anowar

Ka Leo O Hawai’i
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honolulu, Hawaii

Honorable Mention
Nick Rohlman

The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Honorable Mention
Madeleine Davison
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York


Breaking news photo

First
Celisse Jones

Cronkite News
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Second
Nate Stephenson

The Channels
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, California

Third
Chris Robledo

Golden Gate Xpress
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Fourth
Carter Adams

The Kent Stater
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio

Fifth
Lindsey Boyd

Spartan Daily
San Jose State University
San Jose, California

Honorable Mention
Delia Johnson

Cronkite News
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Honorable Mention
Nate Stephenson

The Channels
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara, California

Honorable Mention
Ailyn Dumas

The Sun
Southwestern College
Chula Vista, California

Honorable Mention
Eucario Calderon

The State Hornet
Sacramento State University
Sacramento, California

Honorable Mention
Pablo Unzueta

Substance.Media
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California


Feature photo

First
Christina Matacotta

The Red & Black
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Second
Kenneth Ferriera

The Daily Nebraskan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Third
Wyatt Dlouhy

The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Fourth
Anya Magnuson

Cronkite News
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Fifth
Thomas Yang

The Pitt News
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburg, Pennsylvania

Honorable Mention
Lauren Berny

Substance
Mt. San Antonio College
Walnut, California

Honorable Mention
Forrest Czarnecki

Rocky Mountain Collegian
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado

Honorable Mention
Alex Todd

The Collegian
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Julia Hopkins

The Heights
Boston College
Boston, Massachusetts

Honorable Mention
McKenzie Bierman

The Collegian
South Dakota State University
Brookings, South Dakota


Sports photo

First
Chase Sutton

The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Second
Isabel Miller

Daily Egyptian
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, Illinois

Third
Kenneth Ferriera

The Daily Nebraskan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Fourth
Jordan Prather

Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Fifth
Michael Clubb

Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Honorable Mention
John Mendoza

Cronkite News
Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona

Honorable Mention
Mari Inagaki

The Union
El Camino College
Torrance, California

Honorable Mention
Chad Hsieh

The Ke Alaka’i
Brigham Young University-Hawaii
Laie, Hawaii

Honorable Mention
Logan Wassall

Royal Purple
Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas

Honorable Mention
Molly Schiermeyer

The Volante
University of South Dakota
Vermillion, South Dakota


Environmental portrait

First
Kylie Kowalski

Mustang News
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, California

Second
Jessica Dean

The Glomerata
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama

Third
Amanda Su

The Harvard Crimson
Harvard College
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Fourth
Matt Schmucker

The State News
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Fifth
Rebecca Williams

SCAN Magazine
Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Honorable Mention
Kendra Frankle

District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

Honorable Mention
Madi Nolte

Northwest Missourian
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, Missouri

Honorable Mention
Kenneth Ferriera

The Daily Nebraskan
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska

Honorable Mention
Breanna Green

MPJ Magazine
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Honorable Mention
Brendan Hoekstra

The Appalachian
Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina