2017 Tri1 Photography Competition

The WPJA is pleased to announce some changes in our 2017 contests. We have reduced the number of annual contests from four to three (TRI-1, TRI-2, TRI-3). Please enjoy these winning images from TRI-1.

Award Winning Photographers from this Contest

Contest Judges

David Leeson has been a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News since 1984. In 2004, he was a Pulitzer Prize Winner for his photographs depicting the violence and poignancy of the war with Iraq. In 1985, Leeson was also a Pulitzer finalist for his photo coverage of apartheid in South Africa. In 1986, he lived on the streets of Dallas with the homeless for two months. The photos, published in a 24-page special section by The Dallas Morning News, won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award...

Mary Vignoles is currently a Senior Photo Editor at the Los Angeles Times, primarily responsible for projects. Having come from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel where hurricanes were the major news events, the Los Angeles Times provides the opportunity to work on a variety of diverse news stories, both local and global. A Northern California native, she is now closer to home.

Preston Gannaway is a staff photographer at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA. She spent a year on staff at the Rocky Mountain News before its closure in 2009. Prior to that, she was a photojournalist for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire (2003-2008). Gannaway's documentary story on the St. Pierre family, Remember Me, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2008. She was named the NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year in 2005 and was runner-up in 2008, 2007 and...