Kaylee Everly places second in Hearst photojournalism competition

Kaylee Everly places second in Hearst photojournalism competition

Monday, January 5, 2015 - 6:00pm
Kaylee Everly
Kaylee Everly

Kaylee Everly placed second in the first of two photo competitions of the 2014-2015 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. She wins a $2,000 scholarship and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications will receive a matching grant. 

Entries were in the categories of news and features. Kaylee will submit additional photos for the semi-final round of judging next April.

The winners were selected from 106 entries submitted from 59 schools nationwide. Currently University of Nebraska–Lincoln is in third place in the Intercollegiate Photojournalism Competition.

Earlier this year Kaylee was one of two University of Nebraska–Lincoln photojournalism students to have been selected for the Eddie Adams Workshop, a four-day intensive workshop held in upstate New York that gives 100 selected students from all over the world the chance to work with top photography professionals, free of charge.

As a result of her work at the Eddie Adams Workshop, Kaylee will work as a photo intern at The White House May 17-23.

Kaylee is a senior from Fremont. Through the Howard Buffett Fund, she has traveled to Kyrgyzstan, India, Brazil, Ethiopia, the Dominican Republic, Indonesia and Ecuador.

She has held internships at the Telegraph Herald in Dubuque, Iowa; The Omaha World-Herald; and the Hutchinson News of Hutchinson, Kansas. Kaylee has also served as a staff photographer at the Daily Nebraskan, University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s student newspaper.

In June 2014, Kaylee placed second in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program’s National Championship in multimedia. To qualify for the 2013-2014 national championship Kaylee finished first in the news and multimedia enterprise competition, fifth in the multimedia team reporting competition and sixth in the multimedia features competition.

In 2013, Kaylee placed first in the Omaha World-Herald photojournalism shootout competition and came in second in the College Photographer of the Year competition. 

The Journalism Awards Program, now in its 55th year, added photojournalism to the competitions in 1970.  The program also includes five writing, one radio, two television, and four multimedia competitions offering up to $500,000 in scholarships, matching grants and stipends.  108 member universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs are eligible to participate in the Hearst competitions.