DMJX photojournalist students win 7 first prizes at the Danish POY

Today’s award ceremony at the Danish POY turned out to be historical when DMJX photojournalist students won first prizes in 7 out the 16 categories – among these the main prize; “Picture of the Year” went to Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker.

A very humble and surprised Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker when it was announced that she had taken the best picture of the year in Denmark. Photo: Lars Horn / Baghuset

The photojournalist student winners are:

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen gives an official apology to the men, who in the 60’ies and 70’ies experienced neglect at the institution Godhavn and other Danish orphanages.
Photo: Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker.

Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker won both “Picture of the Year” and “News Picture of the Year”. Sarah is currently interning at Information, where she made the winning picture.

Sofia, 12 year, lives in a secret safe house somewhere in Jutland. From the portrait series “A Question of Honor”, which tells the stories of Danish girls, who live in safe house Jylland.
Photo: Laura Bisgaard Krogh and Andreas Haubjerg.

Laura Bisgaard Krogh and Andreas Haubjerg won “Portrait series of the Year”. Laura and Andreas made the project during their 7th term at DMJX in the fall 2019.

Chia, Hussein og Hussein plays with soap bubbles at Red Barnet’s summercamp for kids coming from the Danish asylum centres in the towns Jelling and Sandved.
From the series “Kids for a Weekend” by Oscar Scott Carl.

Oscar Scott Carl won “Danish Reportage of the Year”. Oscar made the story independently in his summer break just before he started his internship at Berlingske.

Kunuunnguaq (16) comes from Tasiilaq – a small village on Greemland’s eastcoast. He’s attending a Danish boarding school at the island Mors to learn Danish.
From the series “When Danish is Necessary” by Valdemar Stroe Ren.

Valdemar Stroe Ren won “Danish Everyday Picture of the Year”. Valdemar’s picture is a part of his second term magazine story made at DMJX in the spring 2019.

Karen Jensen (64) has had a tough childhood, where she has lived alone together with her handicapped father. She suffers from overeating. “When life is tough, my friend overeating comes and tells me, that he will help me”. From a long term project about people, who suffer from BED and overeating.
Photo: Nanna Navntoft.

Nanna Navntoft won “Long Term Project of the Year”. Nanna started her project during her internship at Politiken. She has continued working on the story during her 7th term exchange study at KABK in Hague and during her 8th term at DMJX. Nanna graduated January 2020.

Jessica (19) suffers from OCD and feels that the disease takes over and Jessica herself becomes less and less. Screenshot from the video documentary by Andreas Beukel Vinther and Tobias Stidsen.

Andreas Beukel Vinther and Tobias Stidsen won “Short TV/Web story of the Year”. Andreas and Tobias made the video documentary during their 3rd term at DMJX in the fall 2019.

The photojournalist student runners-up are:

Mads Joakim Rimer Rasmussen received second prize in “Danish Reportage of the Year”. Mads made the project as his final BA-project in the fall 2019.

Jesper Houborg received second prize in “Foreign Reportage of the Year”. Jesper Houborg made the story together with Valdemar Stroe Ren during their 3rd term in the fall 2019.

Morten Lau-Nielsen received second prize in “TV/Web Open Category”. Morten has made the project during his internship at Jyllands-Posten.

On top of this, our regular guest teacher, Bo Amstrup, won first prize in the category “Cultural Picture of the Year” and DMJX student, Benny Kjølhede won first prize in “TV/Web Open Category”. Benny Kjølhede is studying at our TV production programme at the campus in Copenhagen.

The award ceremony was held Friday the 6th of March at The Black Diamond, The Royal Library in Copenhagen, where Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (left) attended and handed over the main prize for “Picture of the Year” to student Sarah Hartvigsen Juncker. Photo: Lars Horn / Baghuset

2,678 still pictures and 35 tv/web productions made by 166 photographers attended this year’s competition. 28 photographers were nominated before the award ceremony – and out of these were 11 DMJX students.