Adkisson takes first in Hearst multimedia competitionJohn W. Adkisson, a senior photojournalism student from Charlotte, placed first in the Multimedia Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, known as the Pulitzers of collegiate journalism.
Adkisson’s “Holding On” was selected from 75 entries submitted by 42 schools nationwide. With the win, he will receive a $2,000 scholarship and an invitation to the national championships in New York City in June.
Overall, the school placed second in the multimedia competition.
The win marks the second first-place finish for Adkisson in this year’s Hearst Journalism Awards Program. He placed first in the November 2009 photojournalism competition.