With a $10,000 scholarship on the line, 20 Huskers from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications competed in the Philip Perry Photo Challenge on March 9-10.
The contest gave the students nine hours to shoot and compose a photo essay of 12 images. The essays were judged by five professional photojournalists. The five finalists were Kenneth Ferriera, Ann Milroy, Tristan Powell, Sabrina Sommer and Elsie Stormberg. Sommer earned the grand prize — a scholarship worth up to 30 credit hours of in-state tuition and fees for the 2019-2020 academic year — with an essay about challenges faced by students who identify as transgender or non-binary.
Photos from each of the finalist essays are pictured via the image below. The contest was sponsored by Philip Perry, a Husker alumnus who earned a bachelor's degree in art education and master's degree in art.