Students Post Strong Results in Photojournalism Competitions

JMC Earns Top Two Spots in Statewide Competition, Top 10 in Hearst

Photojournalism students in the Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) recently earned statewide and national recognition for their work.

In the Ohio News Photographers Association (ONPA) contest Andrea Noall, ’17, earned the Chuck Scott Student Photographer of the Year Award. Eslah Attar, ’17, placed second for the award.

In addition to these top two awards, JMC students and alumni earned the following recognition from ONPA:

  • First Place, Feature Photography: Kassi Jackson, ’17
  • Third Place, Feature Picture Story: Andrea Noall, ’17
  • Third Place, Sports Action: Alumnus David Dermer, ’16
  • Third Place, Sports Feature: Aaron Self, ’17
  • Award of Excellence, Feature Picture Story: Eslah Attar, ’17
  • Award of Excellence, Portrait Personality: Eslah Attar, ’17
  • Award of Excellence, Sports Action: Clint Datchuk, ’17
  • Award of Excellence, Sports Feature: Clint Datchuk, ’17

Also recently announced, Kent State placed tenth nationally in the 2016-17 Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition. This is the fifth year in a row Kent State has placed in the top 10 of this competition.

Hearst also announced the results of its Photojournalism II – Picture Story/Series Competition. JMC students Attar and Noall placed 12th and 17th nationally, respectively.

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards are known as the “Pulitzer Prizes of collegiate journalism.”

POSTED: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:40am
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 5:56pm