WPJA Judge since 2007 -
Pulitzer Prize winner David Leeson is a Dallas-based photojournalist and visual artist, freelancing in still and video photography. He worked as a newspaper photographer from 1977 to 2008.
Leeson was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize three times prior to winning the award in 2004 for photographs made for The Dallas Morning News during the war in Iraq. He has also... Read more
WPJA Judge since 2005 -
Mary Vignoles is a freelance picture editor based in Oregon. In 16 years as an award-winning professional picture editor, she assisted numerous staff photographers in elevating the quality of their work. While at the Los Angeles Times, she coordinated major projects and weekend coverage, and worked on national and international stories as well as significant social... Read more
WPJA Judge since 2008 -
Preston Gannaway (b. 1977) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning documentary photographer and artist. Her work often focuses on intimate stories about American families and marginalized communities while addressing themes such as gender identity, class and our relationship to the natural world. The story she did on the St. Pierre family, Remember Me, was awarded the 2008... Read more
WPJA contest judges have been recognized by their industry peers, winning top awards as staff picture editors, staff photojournalists, and newsroom mentors while working for these and other leading publications and journalism organizations.