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 Virtual Philip Perry Photojournalism Challenge from March 12-14.
Beginning at 5 p.m. March 12, 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 13, 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 a.m. March 14, the finalists will present their work to the judges, faculty and friends of the college over Zoom, and a winner will be named.
Following is a list of this year’s student participants with their year in school, academic major(s) and hometown.
- Elkhorn: Ashtyn Tridlet, sophomore, broadcasting
- Fremont: Emma Storms, freshman, advertising and public relations
- Hickman: Tyler Rice, sophomore, broadcasting, and sports media and communication
- Lincoln: Jordan Moore, freshman, journalism; Yasmeen Olivas, freshman, advertising and public relations
- Nebraska City: Macy Neumeister, freshman, broadcasting and journalism
- North Bend: Abby Post, freshman, advertising and public relations, and sports media and communication
- Omaha: Dillon Galloway, sophomore, advertising and public relations, and journalism; Tabitha Lincoln, sophomore, advertising and public relations, and broadcasting; Luci Moran, senior, advertising and public relations, and journalism
- Papillion: Victoria Baker, junior, broadcasting
- Scottsbluff: Andrew Alvarez, freshman, broadcasting and journalism
- Tucson, Arizona: Bailey Herrera, junior, journalism
- Parker, Colorado: Lauren Penington, junior, journalism
- Lee’s Summit, Missouri: Carmella Bailey, junior, advertising and public relations
- West Jefferson, North Carolina: Savannah Hamm, junior, advertising and public relations, and journalism
- Vermillion, South Dakota: Aeriel Frey, sophomore, broadcasting
- Pasadena, Texas: Abigail Carrera, junior, broadcasting
- Brookfield, Wisconsin: Joseph Reina, sophomore, sports media and communication
- LaSalle, Canada: Karlie Moore, junior, broadcasting, and sports media and communication