Photojournalism Human Interest Definition

In addition to the requirements for Photojournalism General (see below);

Human Interest images are Photojournalism images limited to those that depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional or unusual situation excluding sports action, that is, exercise or physical activity requiring skill or physical prowess that is not just for the purposes of transportation or children's play.

Requirements for PJ General:

Photojournalism entries shall consist of images with informative content and emotional impact, reflecting the human presence in our world. The journalistic (story-telling) value of the image shall receive priority over pictorial quality.  In the interest of credibility, images that misrepresent the truth, such as those from events or activities specifically arranged for photography or of subjects directed or hired for photography, are not eligible.

Note: Entrants are cautioned that the previous sentence includes any images that appear to be arranged or posed to the judges. Entrants are therefore advised that such images are likely to be disqualified (DQed).

See Special Note regarding Alterations and Borders