POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Sports Life

First Place

David J. Phillip / Associated Press

Second Place

Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Third Place

Elsa Garrison / Getty Images

Award of Excellence

Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times
“For 45”

Award of Excellence

Adam Glanzman / Freelance

Award of Excellence

Daniel Vasta / The Herald
“Swing Away”

Award of Excellence

Oli Scarff / Agence France-Presse
“Water Polo–World–Men–2019–ESP–ITA”

Second Place: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Second Place


Lukas Hartley, center, listens to a coach give a pep talk before their first game of the season since the Camp Fire devastated the town last year. Hartley lost his home and moved to Oregon with his father but decided to return to Paradise to play football and live with his brother. "Dream season?" Hartley says. "A dream season for me would be, at the end of the day, I get to go to my old home."