20 Huskers to compete in Perry Photojournalism Challenge

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20 Huskers to compete in Perry Photojournalism Challenge

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Editor's note: This event has been canceled in response to concerns about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

With a $10,000 scholarship on the line, 20 students in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications will compete in the Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from March 13-15.

Beginning at 5 p.m. March 13, participants will have 24 hours to shoot and edit a photo essay of up to 12 photographs inspired by the theme “Mother Earth.” At 5 p.m. March 14, essays will be judged by five professional photographers who will select five finalists to present on day three.

Judges will consider the following criteria: subject matter, impact, creativity, composition, technical quality and storytelling.

At 10:30 a.m. March 15, the finalists will present their work to the judges, faculty and friends of the college, and a winner will be named.

Following is a list of student participants by hometown, with their year in school and academic major(s).

Nebraska

  • Columbus: Caitlin Steiner, sophomore, advertising and public relations
  • Friend: Madison Zumpfe, sophomore, advertising and public relations, and broadcasting
  • Lincoln: Averie Frye, freshman, advertising and public relations; Emma Zoller, junior, journalism
  • Omaha: Michael Earnest, freshman, advertising and public relations, and sports media and communication; Isabel Kratville, junior, advertising and public relations, and graphic design; Tabitha Lincoln, sophomore, advertising and public relations, and broadcasting; Luci Moran, junior, advertising and public relations, and journalism
  • Scottsbluff: Josiah Gonzales, freshman, advertising and public relations
  • Sidney: Brenda Maytorena Lara, junior, broadcasting and French

Elsewhere

  • Dawsonville, Georgia: Abbey Haymond, freshman, advertising and public relations, and sports media and communication
  • Marengo, Illinois: Benjamin Skow, junior, sports media and communication
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa: Kaylee Brown, freshman, advertising and public relations
  • Olathe, Kansas: Kylie Graham, junior, advertising and public relations, and journalism
  • West Jefferson, North Carolina: Savannah Hamm, sophomore, journalism
  • Houston, Texas: Sabrina Sommer, junior, advertising and public relations, and graphic design
  • Spring, Texas: Timothy Verghese, sophomore, sports media and communication
  • Onalaksa, Wisconsin: Ezra Xiong, junior, advertising and public relations
  • LaSalle, Canada: Karlie Moore, freshman, broadcasting
  • Hanoi, Vietnam: Linh Tran, junior, advertising and public relations