2004 Winners

Below is a list of the winners from the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar's 2004 photo contest.

Best In Show

  • Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer, "Dirt Track"

Best Portfolio

  • First Place — Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer
  • Second Place — Ross Taylor, The Herald—Sun/Corbis (NC)
  • Third Place — Chip Litherland, Sarasota Herald—Tribune
  • HM — Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post
  • HM — Melissa Lyttle, South Florida Sun—Sentinel

Rich Mahan Student Portfolio

  • First Place — Evan Semón, Metro State College/Rocky Mountain News
  • Second Place — Daron Dean, University of Florida
  • Third Place — Erik Jacobs, Western Kentucky University
  • HM — Andrew Henderson, Western Kentucky University

Staff Of The Year

  • Rocky Mountain News

Spot News

  • First Place — Chris Jordan, Daily Inter Lake (MT), "Close Call"
  • Second Place — Musa Sadulayev, Associated Press, "Kadyrov's Body"
  • Third Place — J.B. Forbes, St. Louis Post—Dispatch, "Fighting at Vashon"
  • HM — Andreas Fuhrmann, Record Searchlight (CA) "Stop"
  • HM — Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press, "Haiti Crisis"

General News

  • First Place — Ivan Sekretarev, Associated Press, "Georgy's Funeral"
  • Second Place — Peter Andrew Bosch, Miami Herarld, "Morgue"
  • Third Place — Emilio Morenatti, Associated Press, "Afghan Elections"
  • HM — Andrew Henderson, Western Kentucky University, "Uganda"
  • HM — Ross Taylor, The Hearld—Sun, "Goodbye"

Feature

  • First Place — Todd Heisler, Rocky Mountain News, "Freedom"
  • Second Place — Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post,
  • Third Place — Chad Pilster, Daytona Beach News Journal, "Terry"
  • HM — Melissa Lyttle, South Florida Sun—Sentinel, "Helping Hands"
  • HM — Daron Dean, University of Florida, "Birthday Party

Sports Action

  • First Place — Jeff Blake, Athens Banner—Herald, "Facemask"
  • Second Place — Roger Simms, Daytona Beach News Journal, "Flip"
  • Third Place — Douglas Tesner, Traverse City Record—Eagle, "Ouch"
  • HM — Carrie Nilad, Tallahassee Democrat, "So Close"
  • HM — Jason Hunt, Coeur d'Alene Press

Sports Feature

  • First Place — Cindy Brown, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Second Place — David Pierini, The Herald (IN), "Shake On It"
  • Third Place — Rachel Rique, Athens Banner—Herald, "Congrats"
  • HM — Beth Schlanker, University of Missouri, "Love of the Game"
  • HM — Dave Martin, Associated Press, "Mickelson"

Portrait/Personality

  • First Place — Davis Turner, Freelance, "The Entomologist"
  • Second Place — Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post
  • Third Place — Lara Shipley, University, "Dorita Lindo"
  • HM — Josh Meltzer, The Roanoke Times, "Amish Work"
  • HM — Jim Winn, Western Kentucky University, "Ozzie"

Pictorial

  • First Place — Ross Taylor, The Herald—Sun (NC), "Sandstorm"
  • Second Place — Chris Jordan, Daily Inter Lake (MT), "Stormy Swing"
  • Third Place — Daron Dean, University of Florida, "Prayer"
  • HM — Lisa Krantz, San Antonio Express—News, "Wal—Mart"
  • HM — Schalk Van Zuydam, Associated Press, "Locusts"

Product Illustration

  • First Place — Laurie Skrivan, St. Louis Post—Dispatch, "Egg"
  • Second Place — Edmund D. Fountain, St. Petersburg Times, "Here's Looking At You"
  • Third Place — Maria Avila, The Rocky Mountain News, "Fall Fashion"
  • HM — Maria Avila, The Rocky Mountain News, "Fall Fashion"
  • HM — Maria Avila, The Rocky Mountain News, "Fall Fashion"

Issue Illustration

  • First Place — Robert Hendricks, Casper Star—Tribune, "Out At Home"
  • Second Place — Jon M. Fletcher, The Florida Times—Union, "School Savings"
  • Third Place — Eric Schmadel, Greensburg Tribune—Review, "Conference Realignment"
  • HM — Joey Ivansco, Atlanta Journal Constitution, "The Passion of The Christ"
  • HM — Jon M. Fletcher, The Florida Times—Union, "High Yield Stocks"

Feature Picture Story

  • First Place — John Moore, Associated Press, "Hopes for Peace"
  • Second Place — Deanne Fitzmaurice, San Francisco Chronicle, "Saving Saleh"
  • Third Place — Evan Semón, Rocky Mountain News/ Metro State College, "Before & After"
  • HM — Mike Morones, The Freelance—Star (VA), "The Comforts"
  • HM — Chris Schneider, Rocky Mountain News, "AIDS Survivor"

News Picture Story

  • First Place — Sergey Ponomarev, Associated Press, "Beslan Hostage Crisis"
  • Second Place — Kevin Frayer, Associated Press, "Separate States"
  • Third Place — Kuni Takahashi, Chicago Tribune, "Crisis in Haiti"
  • HM — Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer, "Hurricane Rescue"
  • HM — Rodrigo Abd, Associated Press, "Haiti Coup"

Sports Picture Story

  • First Place — Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer, "Dirt Track"
  • Second Place — Shadd Dirk, St. Petersburg Times, "Stanley's Summer Tour"
  • Third Place — Michael Robinson—Chavez, The Washington Post, "Geraldine Pride"
  • HM — Shadd Dirk, St. Petersburg Times, "Quest for the Cup"
  • HM — Erik Jacobs, Western Kentucky University, "Team"

Election 2004

  • First Place — Eric Schmadel, Greensburg Tribune—Review
  • Second Place — Willie Allen, Jr, St. Petersburg Times "Early Vote"
  • Third Place — Judy Walgren, Rocky Mountain News, "Campaigning"
  • HM — A.J. Mast, Freelance, "On Board"
  • HM — Chris Zuppa, St. Petersburg Times, "Like Father Like Son"

Election 2004 Picture Story

  • First Place — Dudley Brooks, The Washington Post, "The Contender"
  • Second Place — Todd Heisler, Rocky Mountain News, " Republican National Convention"
  • Third Place — Chip Litherland, Sarsota Herald—Tribune, "Preparing the Stage"
  • HM — Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel, Battleground Florida"
  • HM — Preston Gannaway, Concord Monitor, "Cup of Joe"

Olympics 2004

  • First Place — Julie Jacobson, Associated Press
  • Second Place — Joe Mahoney, The Rocky Mountain News
  • Third Place — Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer,
  • HM — Joe Mahoney, The Rocky Mountain News
  • HM — Joe Mahoney, The Rocky Mountain News

Olympics 2004 Picture Story

  • First Place — Patrick Schneider, The Charlotte Observer, "Summer Olympics"
  • HM — Joe Mahoney, The Rocky Mountain News, "Summer Games"
  • HM — Rodolfo Gonzalez, The Rocky Mountain News "Missed Handoff"