2012 Eyes of History: National Contest: The Race for President

A single image, which primarily features one or more of the candidates for president during primary season and the general election. Entries in this category must include one or more of the presidential candidates.

First Place


Brian Snyder, Reuters
Untitled: Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to the overflow crowd at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada February 2, 2012.

Second Place


Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Associated Press
Untitled: President Barack Obama stops to talk a greet two young supporters at a campaign event at Farm Bureau Live, in Virginia Beach, Va.

Third Place


Jason Reed, Reuters
Into The Night: U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on a rainy and foggy night in following a day of campaigning in Romulus, Michigan, January 26, 2012.

Award of Excellence

U.S. President Barack Obama attends a campaign rally in Richmond, VA

Brooks Kraft, TIME Magazine
Obama’s Arrival: U.S. President Barack Obama attends a campaign rally in Richmond, VA.

Award of Excellence


Doug Mills, The New York Times
Tearful Final Evening: A tear rolls from the left eye of President Obama as he makes remarks during his final campaign event of 2012 election at Intersection of East 4th Street and East Locust Street, Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012.

Award of Excellence


Kevin Dietch, United Press International
Through The Window: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney signs autographs as he sits in his SUV after speaking at a campaign event in Tilton, New Hampshire on January 6, 2012.

Award of Excellence


Larry Downing, Reuters
The Big Stage: The hands of U.S. President Barack Obama are seen with his teleprompters at a campaign event at Cheyenne Sports Complex in Las Vegas, Nevada November 1, 2012.