ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 25, 2005) – “This year’s Best of Photojournalism Web site contest was the most competitive ever,” Web competition organizer and Best Of Photojournalism 2005 Contest Committee member Keith Jenkins said Friday when the winners were announced. “The quality of entries across the 130 or so we judged was universally high, with very little separation between the winners in each division (large affiliated, small affiliated, and unaffiliated). And there was very little difference between the divisions themselves.”
The New York Times on the Web was awarded the Best Use of the Web honor. “After a lengthy discussion with the judges attempting to find a single package that demonstrated the best use of the Web, the panel eventually recognized The New York Times on the Web as an example of a site that has truly helped the evolution of online storytelling,” judge Andrew DeVigal said.
Looking back on the week of judging, Jenkins said, “The change this year was most evident in the judges giving an award to a ‘photoblog’ with an Honorable Mention in the Unaffiliated News Picture Story category ("Justly Married; Ephemera"), as well as with the judges’ choice of “Haiti Turns 200” by the Unaffiliated Web site BlueEyes Magazine as the contest’s Best Picture Story winner.”
Here is the full list of this year's winners.