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POYi Endowment
The POYi Endowment

Pictures of the Year International and the University of Missouri School of Journalism announce the debut of the POYi Endowment. This Endowment is critical to the financial well-being of POYi. Since its beginning as the "First Annual Fifty Print Exhibition of Spot News and Feature Pictures" in 1944, POYi has relied on the generosity of various sponsors to help fund the contest and educational mission.

This approach worked relatively well for many years, but as POYi has grown and the needs of corporate partners have changed, the one- and two-year commitments from those partners have become increasingly challenging. This prompted the search for a permanent solution. In response, POYi and the University created the endowment. Now the challenge is to fully fund the Endowment to make POYi financially sound not only for next year but in perpetuity.

Pictures of the Year International has inspired and educated photographers across the glob e for close to six decades; its contest has recognized excellence in photojournalism by honoring the photographers, editors and their institutions of employment, and it has preserved a visual archive of our shared history. POYi now asks its friends to provide the essential financial support to continue its mission.

If you would like make a donation you may send it to:
Pictures of the Year Endowment
315 Reynolds Journalism Institute
Missouri School of Journalism
Columbia, MO 65211

If you would like more information or to have someone contact you, please call 573-884-7351 or email info@poyi.org or Rick Shaw, POYi director, at shawrf@missouri.edu


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