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JMC Photojournalists Earn International and National Honors

Posted Dec. 18, 2013

JMC photojournalists distinguished themselves from hundreds of student photographers by again earning awards in the 68th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) competition at the University of Missouri. More than 600 students from 115 colleges and universities in 19 countries competed in this year’s CPOY awards, making for a crowded and highly competitive field.
Kristin Bauer, ’12, captured a gold medal in the domestic picture story category for “Her Own Two Feet,” which depicts the struggle of a single mother of three living in the projects in Northeast Ohio.  Last year, Kristin won the silver medal in this category last year.

Jenna Watson, a junior visual journalism major, took home an “award of excellence” for her fifth-place finish in the sports action category.

Coty Giannelli, ’13, took home two “awards of excellence” from the competition. The first was a fourth-place finish in the portfolio category for photos he shot last summer in Syria; the second was a fifth-place finish in the international picture story category, also for his work in Syria.  

Gianelli’s work in Syria also garnered the Rick Mahan Best Student Portfolio award in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar. Founded in 1973, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar promotes the highest standards of photojournalism through an annual educational conference and photography contest.


Photo credit (rotator and interior): Kristin Bauer, '12, "Her Own Two Feet"