POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Sports Picture Story

First Place

Michael Robinson Chavez / The Washington Post
“Cairo’s Last Breath”

Second Place

Chris Donovan / Freelance
“This Is Flint”

Third Place

Matt Gade / The Daily Republic
“Thing called rodeo”

Award of Excellence

Sascha Fromm / Thueringer Allgemeine
“Underwater Rugby”

Third Place

“Thing called rodeo”

In South Dakota, there are no professional sports teams. Where cattle outnumber people 4-to-1, towns across the state host rodeos as a means of entertainment and making it the official sport of South Dakota.