Photography Student Takes Top Honors at Hearst Competition
Andrew Renneisen, a multimedia photography and design (MPD) student at the Newhouse School, placed first in the November photojournalism competition of the 2014-2015 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The honor included a $2,600 award.
In addition, MPD student Sam Maller placed seventh in the competition.
The winners were selected from 106 entries submitted from 59 schools nationwide. The top winners, along with the top finalists in the next photo competition and two overall highest scorers, will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging next April. Six finalists will be chosen from that round to compete in the program’s National Photojournalism Championship, along with writing, TV, radio and multimedia finalists. The championship will be held this June in San Francisco.
Syracuse University is in first place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition, with the highest accumulated student points from this competition. The final Intercollegiate winners will be announced in April. The top three intercollegiate winners will earn $10,000, $4,000 and $2,000, respectively