Brooks Students Achieve Top Awards In College Photographer Of The Year Contest

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The College Photographer of the Year (CPoY) competition held annually at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia recently announced its 2007 award recipients. Brooks Institute is proud to announce six students from its Visual Journalism program in Ventura, California students are the recipients of nine awards.

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Brooks Institute is proud to have its students represented in the 62nd annual CPoY competition. These students' recognition, when competing against some of the best photojournalism students in the country, is testament to the viability of the curriculum and the quality of instruction in Brooks Institute's Visual Journalism program.

The College Photographer of the Year (CPoY) competition held annually at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia recently announced its 2007 award recipients. Brooks Institute is proud to announce six students from its Visual Journalism program in Ventura, California students are the recipients of nine awards.

"Winning a contest does not make a photographer, but it can be a bellwether of talent," said Rita Reed, CPoY director, in a statement issued by the organization, "College Photographers of the Year have gone on to become outstanding professional photographers and leaders in the field of photojournalism - the list of alumni is long and prestigious."

The competitive contest was comprised of 10,645 images and 122 multimedia projects submitted by 461 student photographers from 88 different colleges and universities, It is sponsored by the University of Missouri, Nikon, National Geographic, The Poynter, the National Press Photographers Association and the Missouri Photo Workshop. Judges for the event were Kathy Kieliszewski from The Detroit Free Press, Richard Koci Hernandez from San Jose Mercury News, Susan Smith from National Geographic Magazine, and Mike Stocker from South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Brooks Institute students received the following awards:

  • General News: Award of Excellence - Daryl Peveto
  • Feature: Silver - Brandon Paul Watts
  • Sports Action: Bronze - Daryl Peveto
  • Illustration: Silver - Justin Wagner
  • Pictorial: Gold - Nicholas Weissman; Bronze - Afton Almaraz; Award of Excellence - Daryl Peveto; Award of Excellence - Ricky Lesser
  • Domestic Picture Story: Award of Excellence - Daryl Peveto
  • International Picture Story: Award of Excellence - Daryl Peveto

This is the 62nd year of the competition. The goal is to encourage student photographers to evaluate their own work and assemble a "best of" in order to demonstrate their vision and abilities to their peers and to industry professionals who donate their time to judge the event. Visual Journalism student Daryl Peveto, who won four Awards of Excellence and a Bronze Award in Pictorial, was also a 2006 CPoY winner.

Brooks Institute Provost, David Litschel, noted, "Brooks Institute is proud to have its students represented in the 62nd annual CPoY competition. These students' recognition, when competing against some of the best photojournalism students in the country, is testament to the viability of the curriculum and the quality of instruction in Brooks Institute's Visual Journalism program."

All of the CPoY recipients from Brooks Institute are enrolled in the school's Visual Journalism program that allows students to pursue Bachelors degree and offers the opportunity to engage in specialty coursework including classes in Sports Photojournalism, Documentary, Picture Story and Digital Video.

About Brooks Institute
Brooks Institute celebrates more than 60 years of educating students in the visual and media arts. With campuses in Santa Barbara and Ventura, California, the school offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in fields including Professional Photography, Visual Journalism, Film and Video Production and Graphic Design, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography. Brooks' graduates are visible nationally and internationally, working for distinguished organizations including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times and other national media outlets, including Hallmark Publishing, Cousteau Society, HBO, Kodak and other industry leaders in the visual media arts fields. For more information about Brooks Institute and the school's programs, visit http://www.brooks.edu , or call 805-966-3888.

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Bethany Innocenti
Brooks Institute
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