2013 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Campaign 2012

A picture documenting the 2012 U.S. political campaign for both the presidency and Congress.

First Place

Brooks Kraft, TIME Magazine
Rain Man: President Barack Obama speaks in the rain during a campaign rally in Glen Allen, Va., on July 14, 2012.

Second Place

Carolyn Kaster, The Associated Press
Bikers: Vice President Joe Biden visits with customers during a campaign stop at Cruisers Diner, Sept. 9, 2012, in Seaman, Ohio.

Third Place

Doug Mills, The New York Times
Getting A Huge Lift From A Republican: Scott Van Duzer, owner of Big Apple Pizza, in Ft. Pierce, Fla., lifts President Barack Obama in the air on Sept. 9, 2012. Van Duzer, who is a Republican, was so excited that Obama made the surprise visit to his pizza parlor that he lifted him up when he greeted him. Obama bought a number of pizzas for his campaign staff.

Award of Excelence

Andrew Harnik, The Washington Times
My Two Cents: Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich greets Marlys Grant of Ames, Iowa, at the Junction Sports Bar & Grill.

Award of Excelence

Charles Dharapak, The Associated Press
Quiet Moment: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney gathers his thoughts as he sits in a training room as waits for the start of a campaign rally at Koehler Athletic Complex, University of Findlay, on Oct. 28, 2012, in Findlay, Ohio.

Award of Excelence

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
I Voted: With tears streaming down her face, a woman records President Barack Obama as he addresses a campaign rally on the campus of the College of Southern Nevada on Nov. 1, 2012, in North Las Vegas, Nev.

Award of Excelence

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Bowing to the Future: Former President Bill Clinton greets Democratic presidential candidate, President Barack Obama, on stage during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on Sept. 5, 2012, in Charlotte, N.C.

Award of Excelence

Saul Loeb, Agence France-Presse
Veeps: Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., participate in the vice presidential debate at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Ky., on Oct. 10, 2012, moderated by Martha Raddatz.