Photojournalism contest recognizes four World-Herald staffers

I am proud to announce that World-Herald photographers found out Saturday that their work had placed in the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar and contest.

The photojournalism seminar was founded in 1973 as a regional event for journalists working in the South. Newspaper photographers would gather every year to listen to featured speakers and have their work judged by industry leaders.

Since the seminar’s inception, it has grown to include working photojournalists from around the nation and is now considered one of the premier photojournalist contests in the world. Follow this link to view the winning images.

Placing for the World-Herald were:

Matt Miller, second place, sports feature from the 2011 Nebraska state wrestling tournament.

Omaha Northwest’s Elijah Smith contemplates his matches. Smith won his first-round match but was pinned by the top seed, Grand Island’s Jeffery Brisbin. High school wrestlers from classes A and D competed in the quarterfinal round of the NSAA 2011 State Wrestling Championships at Qwest Center Omaha on Feb. 17, 2011. MATT MILLER/THE WORLD-HERALD


Kent Sievers, second place, sports action from the Nebraska state track meet.

Seward’s Hanna Tvrdy breaks the state record in the girls Class B 3,200-meter relay as McCook’s Jessa Sughroue falls at the finish line. KENT SIEVERS/THE WORLD-HERALD

Alyssa Schukar, honorable mention, sports feature from an impromptu home-run derby game by soldiers deployed in Afghanistan.

Spc. Danny Goeser of Manilla, Iowa, pitches to Sgt. John Holtz of Beemer, Neb., during an impromptu game of home-run derby at Combat Outpost Zormat in Afghanistan on March 18, 2011. Goeser and Holtz are part of the Delta Company of the 1-168th battalion of the Iowa National Guard. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

Corey Perrine, third place, photo issue illustration. Corey’s winning photo was taken and published while he was at his previous employer, The Augusta Chronicle.

If a deal is finalized concerning estate tax, the new exemption would be raised to $5 million. Those willed more than $5 million will be subject to 35 percent taxation. However, if a deal is not reached by 2011, the current tax, also known as the “death tax,” will revert to 2001 levels, where those receiving $1 million will be taxed at 55 percent. The heavily debated rates have been a hot topic between the GOP, Democrats and the Obama administration. COREY PERRINE/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE

Take a look at the galleries of the 2011 Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar winning images.

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