Congratulations to Hearst Photojournalism round one finishers!

Winners have been announced in the Photojournalism One: News and Features Competition of the 50th anniversary of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. There were 138 photojournalists submitted into this competition from 75 schools nationwide. Michael Blackshire was awarded a 6th place certificate and Silas Walker was awarded 7th. The second, and final photo competition of the 19-20 school year will be held in February.

Michael’s 6th place winning entry:

Silas’ 7th place winning entry:

Brandon Lesniak jumps his mountain bike at the I street Bike Park in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 18, 2019.


Olympus Titans Rylan Jones (15) celebrates scoring on the Timpanogos Timberwolves and drawing a foul during the 5A boys basketball championship tournament at the Dee Events Center in Ogden on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Jones scored 22 points and had 5 rebounds to advance his team to the second round of the tournament.


Avery Hayes, 10, cries with her mother Arwen Fuller during a vigil for University of Utah student, MacKenzie Lueck, who was murdered in June 2019; the Vigil was organized by the Associated Students of the University of Utah on the Union lawn at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City on Monday, July 1, 2019. Hayes was knew Lueck as a babysitter in the past.


Malik Staples #9 of the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers sprays water while celebrating a victory against the University of Alabama Birmingham Blazers on September 28, 2019 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Western Kentucky University defeated the University of Alabama Birmingham 20-13 to start a 4 game winning streak.


Bishop Karen Oliveto serves as guest preacher at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. In February, leaders of the United Methodist Church met to decide how to approach ordination and marriage for LGBT members. The professional and personal lives of people like Bishop Karen Oliveto, the church’s first openly lesbian bishop, hung in the balance. The meeting of the church in Febuary concluded with 53 percent of the clergy and lay leaders from around the world voting to keep banning same-sex marriages and noncelibate gay clergy, was meant to settle this question that has divided Methodists for years.


Michael Cousert, 67, poses for a portrait at the Georgia Apartments in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019. The Georgia Apartments where Cousert lives have been deemed as unsafe to occupy by the Salt Lake City Fire Marshal and the residents were given two weeks to find other living arrangements and move out. “What am I going to do, throw myself out?” Coursert asked.


Spanish Fork Dons outfielder Marae Condie (3) dives but falls short for a fly ball hit by the Tooele Buffaloes during the 4A state championship at the Spanish Fork Sports Park in Spanish Fork on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Tooele Buffaloes defeated the Spanish Fork Dons 3-1 to claim the championship.


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