Pictures of the Year

Non-Profit Organization based in 315 Reynolds Journalism Institute Columbia, Missouri

POYi: Pictures of the Year International honors and promotes the work of documentary photographers, magazines, newspapers, and independent photojournalists. Pictures of the Year International (POYi) is the oldest and most prestigious... read on


The mission of Pictures of the Year is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism, within still photography, motion photojournalism (videography) and visual editing in both print and online formats."Show truth with a camera," remains the guiding principle as articulated by POY founder Cliff Edom in 1943.

All photographers, editors or contest coordinators submitting entries are required to accept these standards for the Spirit of the Competition when entering the competition.