Annual 'What We Do' photojournalism contest

Multimedia and still submissions for the 18th What We Do photojournalism competition are now open. The annual contest organized by RIT’s National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) student chapter also includes several open-to-all events: live judging by alumni, lectures by alumni and an exhibit of the winning work. 

The What We Do competition accepts entries from students who are registered in RIT Photojournalism, have taken an RIT Photojournalism course and/or are members of RIT’s NPPA student chapter. The submission deadline is at 11 p.m. Friday, March 1. For full guidelines and categories to enter, visit here.

This year’s judges are RIT Photojournalism alumni Paula Bronstein '78, Kate Bubacz '10 and Seth Gitner '95. They are set to judge submissions live on Saturday, March 23, in K-Lab (Gannett Hall, room 4090). The time will be announced soon. 

Details about the alumni lectures and gallery opening of the honored work will also be announced soon. 

More about the judges:

• Bronstein is an American photojournalist who has received numerous awards throughout her 30-plus-year career. In 2011, she was a finalist for the Breaking News Photography Pulitzer Prize.

• Bubacz is the deputy photo director for BuzzFeed News. She works on feature assignments around the world, covering foreign affairs, cultural upheaval and investigations. Previously, she worked at ABC News and the New York Post.

• Gitner is an Associate Professor of Newspaper and Online Journalism and Multimedia Photography and Design at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

William Snyder

Event Snapshot
When and Where
Saturday, March 23, 2019
All Day

Open to the Public

Interpreter Requested


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