POYi is the oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world. Each year, POYi recognizes excellence in photojournalism, multimedia, and visual editing. POYi is committed to engaging citizens worldwide with great documentary photography by sponsoring educational public exhibitions. POYi believes it is critical for citizens to experience your documentation of the news events and social issues facing our world. When you enter Pictures of the Year International, your work reaches out to citizens worldwide and becomes a part of visual history
The mission of Pictures of the Year International is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism, within both still and motion photography formats. Images should reflect the news events and social issues with respect for the integrity of the scene and the intent of the moment. Scenes that are set up or staged by the photographer do not honor the essence of documentary photography. Portrait categories are the only exceptions. The essential goal is to review and honor work from this past year 2012. Respect the spirit of the competition
Contest Prize & TERMS
Publishing house receives an engraved plaque
Individual category winners:1st — Engraved plaque awards, 2nd, 3rd, & AE — Certificate awards
ELIGIBILITY: Open to All Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: You declare that you are authorized by the holder of the copyright (or the right to copyright) to submit photographs to the 70th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) competition
USAGE RIGHTS: You grant permission to Pictures of the Year International and the Missouri School of Journalism to use your submitted photographs in exhibitions, in publications, and in promotions of the competition itself, and for educational, research, and historical record purposes concerning Pictures of the Year International. This usage includes, but is not limited to, slides/tapes, television film/tapes, videodisc, DVDs, CDs, websites, and any other type of mechanical, electronic, or digital dissemination system.
Winning photographs, published tearsheets, editing displays, multimedia productions, and other images selected for historic significance become part of the permanent POYi Archive.