POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Sports Picture Story

First Place

Lynsey Addario / for The New York Times
“The Champion Who Picked a Date to Die”

Second Place

Midhat Poturovic / Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
“The Superhero Without the Cape”

Third Place

Adam Dean / for The New York Times
“Indonesian Child Jockeys”

Award of Excellence

Cory Morse / MLive Grand Rapids Press
“Muskegon Big Reds football”

Award of Excellence

Lauren DeCicca / Freelance
“The Battambang Roses”

Award of Excellence

Hilary Swift / For the New York Times
“Hockey in Heaven”

Award of Excellence

Kim Kyung-Hoon / Reuters
“Japan’s Veteran Rugby Players”

Third Place

“Indonesian Child Jockeys”

In the city of Bima on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia’s sprawling archipelago, the use of child jockeys in professional horse racing is part of a longstanding tradition. And the average age is dropping, with jockeys as young as 5 bestride a horse and most 10 or younger.