Pictures of the Year Competition
POY is the oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world. Each year, POY recognizes excellence in photojournalism, multimedia, and visual editing.
- $1,000 cash prizes & Tiffany crystal trophies for top Premier winners:
- Photographer of the Year
- Documentary Project of the Year
- World Understanding Award
- $500 cash prizes & Tiffany crystal trophies for top Premier winners:
- Newspaper Photographer of the Year
- Sports Photographer of the Year
- Multimedia Photographer of the Year
- Environmental Vision Award
- Community Awareness Award
- Best Photography Book Award
Winners will be posted Monday, Feb. 29, 2016.
Photojournalism should reflect the human experience, capture the moment and report the news events and social issues with respect for the integrity of the scene and the intent of the moment.
Photographs entered must have been taken or published for the first time between Jan. 1, and Dec. 31, 2015. A picture story consists of 3 to 12 photos. Photographers may enter a maximum of 15 submissions in any combination of categories.