Timothy Tai Places Third, Wins $1,500 in Hearst Photojournalism Contest

The Win Qualifies Tai for the Semi-Final Round of Judging in April

San Francisco (Jan. 9, 2015) — Missouri School of Journalism junior Timothy Tai won third place in the November photojournalism competition of the 2014-15 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. Entries in the first of two photo competitions were in the categories of news and features. Tai will receive a $1,500 award and qualifies for the semi-final round of judging in April.

Timothy Tai
Timothy Tai

Tai is a Walter Williams Scholar from St. Louis. His entry was selected from 106 entries submitted from 59 schools nationwide.

Tai submitted eight photos to the competition. Two were taken for The Maneater, where he worked during the 2013-14 school year; two were from the San Antonio Express-News in Texas, where he interned during summer 2014; two were from the Columbia Missourian, where he worked during the fall 2014 semester; and two were taken on his own time. Professors David Rees and Brian Kratzer helped him edit his entry to these eight pictures.

Photo by Tim Tai
Photo by Tim Tai

The photojournalism judges are: Sue Morrow, assistant multimedia director, Sacramento Bee, California; Jakub Mosur, freelance photographer, San Francisco; and Kenneth Irby, senior faculty, director of community relations and diversity programs, The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Journalism Awards Program includes five writing, one radio, two television, two photojournalism and four multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends. The 108 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.

Updated: July 31, 2020

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