CGTN America, the U.S. production arm of China Global Television Network, won 15 awards in the White House News Photographers Association’s 2018 “Eyes of History” Contest.
In the Spot News category, CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith, won first place in Editing for “Charlottesville Violence.” Smith also took home an editing first place for “Detroit Hosts Alibaba’s Gateway 17’.”
“We are honored by this recognition, most especially because it reflects the breadth of our coverage and the depth of our work across so many different genres,” said Ma Jing, CGTN America’s Director General. “Our commitment to bringing a global voice to important stories of all kinds is unwavering, and being recognized by our peers in this manner motivates us even more to do just that,” she added.
The network picked up third place Photography awards in four categories: Spot News, News Special Reports/Series, Political/Campaign and Sports.
The third place finishers included a series of special reports shot in China (Chinese Special Reports in China Smog Solution, Starting a Craft Brewery in China, China Education Solutions), a sports story (VA Tech Helmet Technology), and a political story (Trump Announces Cuba Policy in Miami).
The network also won five Awards of Excellence in Lighting, Conflict/Disaster Coverage (Venezuelan Unrest), Magazine Feature (The Team That Wins Together), Feature (Chinese Poverty Alleviation) and Day Feature (Detroit Hosts Alibaba’s Gateway 17’).
Watch the award winners below.
3rd Place Photography, Spot News & 1st Place, Spot News Editing:
Award of Excellence Photography, Day Feature & 1st Place, General News Editing: Detroit Hosts Alibaba’s Gateway 17’
3rd Place Photography, Special Reports/Series:
China Smog Solutions
Starting a Craft Brewery in China
China Education Solutions
3rd Place Photography, Political: Trump Announces Cuba Policy in Miami
2nd Place Photography, Network: Isle de Jean Charles
3rd Place Editing, Day Feature: New Orleans Courting Chinese Tourists
3rd Place Editing, Political: Future of GITMO
3rd Place Editing, Presidential: Mar-a-lago Profile
Award of Excellence, Lighting
Kuba Wuls, CGTN America Photojournalist3rd Place Photography, Sports – VA Tech helmet technology
Award of Excellence, Photography Feature – Chinese Poverty Alleviation
Award of Excellence, Photography Conflict Coverage – Venezuela Divided
Award of Excellence, Photography Magazine Feature – Full Frame; The Team That Wins Together
CCTV America photojournalists Andrew Smith, Joel Witte and Duane Watkins have been recognized for excellence by the White House News Photographers Association.