Carl Kiilsgaard won the Alexia student competition with a proposal to document poverty in Eastern Kentucky. An image from his winning portfolio is seen above.
Kiilsgaard is a senior history major at Western Kentucky University and is from Corvallis, Oregon. He has interned at Bucks County (Pa.) Times, the Napa (Calif.) Register, and the Palm Beach Post. Carl was one of Getty Images Reportage’s Emerging Talent picks in 2008. Kiilsgaard is awarded a full tuition scholarship to study photojournalism at Syracuse University in London in the Fall of 2009, plus a $1000 cash grant to help produce his project.
Award of Excellence winners are Philip Scott Andrews and Bryan Anselm, both seniors at Western Kentucky University. Each Award of Excellence winner receives a $1600 scholarship that pays part of tuition, fees and living expenses to study photojournalism in London in the fall semester at Syracuse University in London and a $500 cash grant to help produce their proposed stories.
Congratulations to all of you!
Photo by Carl Killsgaard