2021 Photo of the Year

Oct. 14, 2021

Associated Collegiate Press salutes the winners of its 2021 Photo of the Year competition.

Winners were announced during the ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention awards ceremony, presented virtually on Oct. 14.

2021 ACP Pacemaker Awards

Broadcast
Business
Innovation
Magazine
Newspaper
Online
2020 Yearbook

Best of Show
Virtual 2021
Fall National College Media Convention
Oct. 16, 2021


News/Breaking News Photo

First
“Megaphone March”
Elias Valverde II
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Second
“Vaccine Clinic”
Jack Weaver
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Third
“City DREAM is Here to Help Undocumented Students”
Kevin Kelleher
The Guardsman
City College of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Fourth
“Conflict after Trump supporters demand only ‘legal votes’ be counted”
Thomas Yang
The Pitt News
University of Pittsburg
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fifth
“Indianapolis shooting vigil”
Alex Deryn
Indiana Daily Student
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana

Honorable mentions

“A Call for Justice: Expanding the Boundaries of Social Activism, Outreach and Ministry”
Phillip Ndowu
Pursuit, California Baptist University, Riverside, California

“BLM and WLM Face-Off with police officer in Huntington Beach”
Jonathan Putman
The Corsair, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California

“BLM and WLM Face-Off in Huntington Beach”
Jonathan Putman
The Corsair, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California

“Honoring those lost to COVID-19″
Martha McHaney
Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

“The Viral President”
Mansoor Ahmad
The Reporter, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota


Feature Photo

First
“Socially distanced outdoor class”
Mansoor Ahmad
The Reporter
Minnesota State University
Mankato, Minnesota

Second
“Before the kids went back to school”
Jack Bender
Emerge
University of Guelph-Humber
Toronto, Ontario

Third
“Bridge reader”
Jack Starks
The Daily Texan
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

Fourth
“Vaccine Cringe”
Elias Valverde II
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Fifth
“Chicagohenge”
Eric Henry
The DePaulia
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

Honorable mentions

“Riding Reflections”
Rebecca Slezak
The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

“Storm Aftermath”
Jake Maish
The Daily Iowan, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

“Under their wings”
Abby Gibbs
Elon News Network, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina

“UNC dentistry school provides care to local families”
Angelica Edwards
The Daily Tar Heel, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

“Taking Up Space — Maya Ingram”
Zhané Bradley
Garnet & Blackm University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina


Sports Game/Action Photo

First
“Volleyball vs. Ole Miss”
Jack Weaver
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Second
“Hair-raising ride”
Elias Valverde II
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Third
“Luka Garza”
Kate Goodale
The Daily Iowan
University of Iowa
Iowa City, Iowa

Fourth
“Steeplechase stadium running”
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fifth
“Ole Miss vs. Arkansas”
Hannah Grace Biggs
The Daily Mississippian
University of Mississippi
University, Mississippi

Honorable mentions

“Beach volleyball”
Kyle Calzia
Mustang News, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California

“Return to Sports: 100 Yard Butterly”
Maxim Elramsisy
The Corsair, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California

“Wrestle for the ball”
Ethan Levy
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

“NC State Bowl Game vs. Kentucky”
Michael Clubb
Kentucky Kernel, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

“MTEN vs FSU: CatryHits”
David Tracey
Agromeck, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina


Sports Feature Photo

First
“NCAA Volleyball National Championship”
Michael Clubb
Kentucky Kernel
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Second
“COVID-friendly bench”
Mansoor Ahmad
The Reporter
Minnesota State University
Mankato, Minnesota

Third
“Bubble Ballgame”
Elias Valverde II
The Shorthorn
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, Texas

Fourth
“Champions”
Maddie Knight
Daily Emerald
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon

Fifth
“Throwing in the towels”
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Honorable mentions

“The Joy of Victory”
Kyle Calzia
Mustang News, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, California

“Bronco Football”
Mackenzie Hudson
The Arbiter, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho

“Wynn Wins”
Jacob Musselman
The Ball State Daily News, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

“With postseason in mind, volleyball announces spring schedule”
Sophie Osborn
The Collegian, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

“Lacrosse lineup high fives”
Chase Sutton
The Daily Pennsylvanian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Environmental Portrait

First
“Stepping Up for Justice”
Renée Deemer”
The NewsHouse
Syracuse University
Syracuse, New York

Second
“Stephanie Forbes exposes her truths in upcoming exhibition, ‘Root’”
Madelyn Conlin-Day
District
Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, Georgia

Third
“Columbia student wins fashion merchandising scholarship”
Zachary Clingenpeel
The Columbia Chronicle
Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Fourth
“Self Portrait Day 14″
Danny De La Cruz Pena
el Don
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, California

Fifth
“Skater Park”
Isaac Janssen
KRNL Lifestyle + Fashion
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Honorable mentions

“Jazz Legend Locks Down Nomination”
Maxim Elramsisy
The Corsair, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California

“A glimpse into the life of a beekeeper”
Allie Hendricks
Talisman, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky

“Campus preacher Brother Jed”
Mansoor Ahmad
The Reporter, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Minnesota

“Winsome Wild: Keith Tripp”
Sam Brooks
SALT: Military Photojournalism 2021, Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

“YTEP’s Center for Space Exploration and Technology Research provides opportunities”
Hugo Hinojosa
The Prospector, The University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas