CGTN America WHNPA winners

CGTN America wins 28 awards from the White House News Photographers Association

CGTN America photojournalists, editors and digital producers were recognized for outstanding work in 10 photography categories, seven editing categories and one multimedia category in The White House News Photographers Association 2019 "Eyes of History" contest.

"We aim to produce the highest-quality video journalism for audiences around the world," said Ma Jing, CGTN America's Director General. "These results demonstrate that commitment. We couldn't be prouder of our videographers, video editors and digital producers."

CGTN America, the U.S. production arm of China Global Television Network, won 28 awards.  The next closest network won 18. CGTN America also led all U.S. and UK networks with 10 first place finishes—seven in photography and three in editing.


CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith

CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith

CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith was awarded top honor as Video Editor of the Year.  In the photography categories he was recognized with a first place in the News Special Reports/Series, Sports and Network categories. 

Andrew placed third in the White House/Presidential category.  He won an Award of Excellence in the Lighting category.  In the Editing categories, he won first in Sports, third in Day Feature and News Feature and White House/Presidential. 

"We voted unanimously for Andrew Smith," said Judge Katie Barry. "From the ear to the eye, all senses were flawlessly covered. As a viewer, you felt like you were in the Mississippi grocery store gabbing with the Chinese man with a southern accent or in the white water-rafting boat in Wyoming."

1st Place, Network Photography-Andrew Smith

1st Place, Sports Photography & Editing-Andrew Smith

3rd Place, White House/Presidential Photography & Editing-Andrew Smith

1st Place, Special Series Photography-Andrew Smith

3rd Place, News Feature Editing-Andrew Smith

CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith shoots a stand-up with reporter Owen Fairclough.
CGTN Chief Photographer, Andrew Smith

3rd Place, Day Feature Editing-Andrew Smith


CGTN Photographer Peter Stolz
CGTN Photographer Peter Stolz

1st Place, Magazine Feature Photography-Peter Stolz

2nd Place, News Special Reports/Series Photography-Peter Stolz

1st Place, Short Form Editing-Peter Stolz

2nd Place, Sports Photography-Peter Stolz

3rd Place, Network Photography-Peter Stolz

Award of Excellence, Spot news Photography-Peter Stolz


CGTN Photographer Kuba Wuls (on the left)

CGTN Photographer Kuba Wuls (on the left)

1st Place,Feature Photography-Kuba Wuls & Peter Stolz

3rd Place, Magazine Feature Photography-Kuba Wuls

1st Place Lighting-Kuba Wuls


CGTN Photographer Duane Watkins
CGTN Photographer Duane Watkins

1st Place, News Feature Photography & 2nd Place, News Feature Editing-Duane Watkins

1st Place, Day Feature Editing-Duane Watkins


CGTN Photographer Eric Courtney

CGTN Photographer Eric Courtney

3rd Place, Feature Photography-Eric Courtney

Award of Excellence, Magazine Feature Photography-Eric Courtney

Award of Excellence, Lighting-Eric Courtney


CGTN Photographer Dan Criswell
CGTN Photographer Dan Criswell

2nd Place, Political/Campaign Photography-Dan Criswell

CGTN Photographer Dan Criswell

CGTN Photographer Dan Criswell


CGTN Video Editor Kamran TaheriMoghaddam
CGTN Video Editor Kamran TaheriMoghaddam

2nd Place, Magazine Feature Editing-Kamran Taherimoghaddam


3rd Place, Multimedia One-Off-CGTN Digital Planning Producer Lisa Chiu
Stop-motion video: Marking time's passage in a Chinese street

CGTN Digital Planning Producer Lisa Chiu

CGTN Digital Planning Producer Lisa Chiu