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POY and CPOY Awards Reception

Pictures of the Year

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

POY and CPOY Awards Reception

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POY and CPOY Awards Reception Apr 27, 2019 Free  

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The 76th annual Pictures of the Year International judging is finished and it is now time for us to come together and celebrate. We are hosting an awards ceremony in our hometown of Columbia, Missouri, on Friday, April 26, 2019.

We invite you to come pick up your award and meet some fellow honorees, including the Photographers of the Year Jessica Phelps (NPOY), Matt Gade (SPOY), Fabio Bucciarelli (POY), Emily Kassie (MPOY) and Gabriel Scarlett (CPOY).

The event is free and open to all. Please RSVP.

On Saturday, the Photographers of the Year will be presenting their work at the Missouri School of Journalism. You are welcome to attend. There is a separate sign up through the following link: Attend Conversations with the Photographers of the Year


There are many events in Columbia that weekend and hotel rooms are scarce. We have reserved a blocks of rooms that are available at $99 per night.

Hilton Garden Inn Columbia

Group name: Pictures of the Year

Hotel phone: 573-814-5464


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Orr Street Studios
106 Orr Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Friday, April 26, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)

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Pictures of the Year

In the spring of 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, the Missouri School of Journalism sponsored its "First Annual Fifty-Print Exhibition" contest. Founded by Cliff Edom, its purpose was, "to pay tribute to those press photographers and newspapers which, despite tremendous war-time difficulties, are doing a splendid job; to provide an opportunity for photographers of the nation to meet in open competition; and to compile and preserve...a collection of the best in current, home-front press pictures."

In 1945, Edom founded the College Photographer of the Year contest. CPOY ( continues to provide valuable feedback and encouragement to thousands of young photographers, many of whom have gone on to win in POY.

In 1948, following a decision to invite magazine photographers to participate, the Fifty-Print Exhibition Contest became the News Pictures of the Year Contest. In 1957, the University of Missouri and the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) merged their respective contests. Through this partnership, "Pictures of the Year" was developed and continued until 2001 when NPPA and Missouri parted ways. Pictures of the Year became Pictures of the Year International and is now administered by the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Since then POY and CPOY have grown and are internationally recognized as premiere contests that set the standard for the entire industry. As the contests grew the overall mission of POY has expanded. In 2011 Dr. Loup Langton and Dr. Pablo Corral Vega founded POY Latam ( to “celebrate excellence in documentary and artistic photography in Latin America.” Today, there are POY, CPOY and POYLatam awards' seminars, workshops, exhibits and an important archive photojournalistic work that spans more the past 75 years.


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