POYi Endowment Fund
Since its beginning as the "First Annual Fifty Print Exhibition
of Spot News and Feature Pictures" in 1944, POYi has relied
on the generosity of sponsors to help fund the contest and educational
programs and exhibits.
This approach worked relatively well for many years, but as POYi
has grown and the needs of corporate partners have changed, the
one- and two-year commitments from those partners have become increasingly
challenging. This prompted the search for a permanent solution.
In response, POYi and the University of Missouri-Columbia created
the POYi Endowment. Now the challenge is to fund an endowment of
$5 million to make POYi financially sound not only for next year
but in perpetuity. We need your energy and good ideas to make this
Pictures of the Year International has inspired and educated photographers
across the globe for six decades; its contest has recognized excellence
in photojournalism by honoring the photographers, editors and their
institutions of employment, and it has preserved a visual archive
of our shared history. POYi now asks its friends to provide the
essential financial support to continue its mission.