affiliates OF POY

Museum of Photographic Arts


MOPA to Host POYi Exhibition in San Diego

The Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego hosts an extended exhibition of POYi award-winning images in May 2013, for a four-month showing of documentary photography. Located in Balboa Park in the heart of San Diego, MOPA is a center for visual learning, passionately dedicated to sharing and exploring the universal language of photography. The Museum of Photographic Arts exhibition with POYi extends the reach of photojournalists and engages citizens worldwide with great documentary photography. Learn more at MOPA.org.


Nikon Professional Services


Nikon Sponsors Camera Prizes to Photographers of the Year

Nikon sponsors POYi with professional-quality cameras as prizes to first place recipients in both “Photographer of the Year” categories — the Photographer of the Year - Freelance/Agency and Photographer of the Year - Newspaper. Nikon Professional Services will present the prizes to the winners during the POYi Awards & Education Program in San Diego at the Museum of Photographic Arts in late May 2013.




SocialDocumentary.net & POY Enjoy a Shared Mission

In the spirit of excellence in documentary photography, SocialDocumentary.net and Pictures of the Year International are pleased to mutually endorse their respective programs as a testament to the power of photography and its impact on humanity. SDN and POYi value a shared mission to promote the work of socially conscious photographers and honor the highest caliber of world-class documentary photography. This year, POYi is providing complimentary participation in the 70th annual competition to ten selected SDN-member photographers. The sincere goal of this alliance is to inspire an unwavering eye on social injustice and human conflict as a call to consciousness and an invitation to action.

SocialDocumentary.net uses the power of photography to promote global awareness
SocialDocumentary.net (SDN), founded in 2008, is a website and community for documentary photographers from all corners of the world and a source of visual information for everyone else who believes photography provides a valuable contribution to our understanding of the world. Currently SDN has more than 700 exhibits on topics as diverse as war and peace; survivors and victims of disease; environmental solutions and problems; drug addiction; prisons and prisoners; rural communities in the US, Europe, Asia, and Iceland; and dozens of other themes both global and local.


American Society of News Editors


American News Editors Group Supports POY

In the spirit of journalism excellence, the American Society of News Editors and Pictures of the Year International are pleased to mutually endorse their respective competitions.  ASNE and POYi recognize a shared mission to promote professional development and honor the highest caliber of world-class journalism.  The two organizations operate annual contests that complement the definitive journalistic model of stories and visual working together.  ASNE and POYi set the gold standard and recognize the strength of a free press in a democratic society.

The American Society of News Editors focuses on leadership development and journalism-related issues. Founded in 1922 as a nonprofit professional organization, ASNE promotes fair, principled journalism, defends and protects First Amendment rights, and fights for freedom of information and open government. Leadership, innovation, diversity and inclusion in coverage and the journalism work force, youth journalism and the sharing of ideas are also key ASNE initiatives.