POYi welcomes you to the 61st competition!
As one of the world's oldest, largest and most highly respected photojournalism contests, we are proud to continue our history of providing a venue for thoughtful and educational discourse committed to the advancement of the profession.
The Pictures of the Year International competition is conducted annually to recognize excellence in photojournalism by honoring press photographers, editors and the institutions where they are employed. Winning images from POYi have challenged photographers across the globe to push themselves to see more critically. Publications noted for their outstanding use of photographs have inspired re-thinking and redesign at other media outlets.
Individual awards in 45 categories will be presented for newspaper and magazine photojournalism and for picture editing. Highest honors go to the Newspaper Photographer of the Year, the Magazine Photographer of the Year, the World Understanding Award and to recipients of the Community Awareness Award, the Angus McDougall Overall Excellence in Editing Award and the Best Use of Photography in Books Award.
We welcome your participation in this competition that will create a record of the most outstanding photojournalism from 2003.
2004 Call For Entries PDF (750k)
2004 Entry Form Editable PDF (340k)
2004 Spanish Version DOC (141k)
The contest is made possible thanks to continued support from the Missouri School of Journalism. To enhance this support, POYi and the Missouri School of Journalism have established a Pictures of the Year International Endowment to ensure the contest continues to keep pace with changes in the profession while meeting its educational mission. POYi has supported the profession by providing leadership in establishing a standard of excellence; now is your chance to support POYi with your contribution.