Photojournalism Contest Award Winners

Sallyann Ficarrotta, a journalism student, earned first-place in the multi-image category. 

May. 9, 2017



The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies announced the winners of a photojournalism contest held this spring semester for undergraduate and graduate journalism students. Sponsored by Canon, the contest is an integral component of the journalism school’s mission to put classroom education into professional practice. The contest was judged by photojournalists and community members. The theme of the contest was “Solutions Start Here,” and students focused on portraying problems that exists in the community and solutions that are being developed. Each of the students won Canon cameras.

The winners for the 2017 competition:

Single Image Category

First Place - Ariana DeCastro “Still Feeling the Bern"

Second Place - Sallyann Ficarrotta “Passing Him By"

Third Place - Morgan Evans "UNLV Football Linebacker Gabe McCoy”

Multiple-Image Story Category

First Place - Sallyann Ficarrotta “Passing Him By"

Second Place - Ashley Ranan “Water Is"

Third Place - Nicole Soto “Las Vegas Lights Up More Than Just the Strip"