2018 v03 Photography Competition

The v03 contest for 2018 created images.

Contest Judges

David Stephenson has been the Photojournalism Adviser for the University of Kentucky’s student newspaper, the Kentucky Kernel, since 2009. David returned to his native Lexington and joined the staff of the Herald-Leader in 1997 before leaving to join the Kernel. He is a four-time recipient of the Kentucky News Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year Award and has been named Sports Photographer of the Year three times. He won the National Press Photographers Association Region 4...

Gary Porter is currently a freelance photographer specializing in documentary, photojournalism, travel and editorial. He is a recipient of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism as the photographer for One in a Billion, the story of DNA sequencing of a very sick little boy, Nicholas Volker. Gary Porter began his career as a photojournalist with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel in 1984, after working at the Janesville Gazette for 8 years. Porter has worked on many projects...

Lisa Krantz has been a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News since March 2004. Previously she worked at the Naples (FL) Daily News for five years. Krantz attended Florida State University, where she received a Bachelor's degree in psychology and earned her Master's degree in photography from Syracuse University. In the Spring 2018, Lisa was an Adjunct Profession at the Texas A&M-San Antonio. RECENT NOTABLE HONORS: Finalist, Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography,...

Renée C. Byer is an award-winning documentary photojournalist and Emmy nominated multimedia field producer best known for her in-depth work focusing on the disadvantaged and those who otherwise would not be heard. Her ability to produce photographs with profound emotional resonance and sensitivity earned her the Pulitzer Prize for feature photography in 2007 and dozens of national and international honors, including the World Understanding Award from Pictures of the Year International, and...