Winner – 67th Annual Pictures of the Year International

On March 6th, I was honored to get the news that I was a recipient of an Award of Excellence in the 67th Annual Pictures Of The Year International Competition.

Since its founding in 1944, POYi has become the oldest and one of the world's largest and most highly respected photojournalism competitions.

Twelve of the most highly respected professionals in the photojournalism field reviewed more than 42,000 images during the three weeks of judging.

Pictures of the Year International conducts the international competition as a program of The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) at the Missouri School of Journalism.

RJI is journalism's advanced studies center whose mission is to engage media professionals, scholars and other citizens in programs aimed at improving the practice and understanding of journalism in democratic societies.

For six decades, newspaper and magazine photographers have sent their strongest images to be judged in an annual contest started by the late Cliff Edom, the University of Missouri professor who coined the term "photojournalism.