POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Portrait

First Place

Josh Estey / Freelance

Second Place

Fulvio Bugani / Freelance

Third Place

Maddie McGarvey / Freelance
“Girl Power”

Award of Excellence

Paula Bronstein / Freelance
“Ukraine's War: Lives Frozen By Conflict: The Elderly”

Award of Excellence

Dougal Brownlie / Colorado Springs Gazette

Second Place: Fulvio Bugani / Freelance

Second Place


Peasants are a vital force for the country's economic growth. Thiago, one of the five sons of Santiago. He is 14 years old and he already works as a farmer. He wakes up at 4:30 a.m to take care of cows and horses before going to school at 8 a.m. in Lajas.