2019 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Feature

A picture of a “found” situation with strong human interest, or a fresh view of an everyday scene.

First Place

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
The Next Generation: Aria Berry, 4, joins her father and about 20 members and supporters of confederate heritage groups, including CSA II: The New Confederate States of America and the Virginia Task Force of Three Percenters or the 'Dixie Defenders,' rally across the street from the Jefferson Davis Monument August 19, 2018 in Richmond, Virginia. The groups were protesting against the recommendation from Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's Monument Avenue Commission to remove the statue. About 100 counter protesters rallied at the same time and prevented the confederate groups from reaching the steps of the Davis monument.

Second Place

Ricky Carioti, The Washington Post
Donation Center: Tamra South, 33, of Magalia, Ca., looks for clothing at a donation center at the Target parking lot on November 16, 2018 in Chico, Ca. Most of Paradise and Magalia, California has been destroyed by the Camp Fire as the largest search and rescue effort in California is taking place with over 600 people still missing.

Third Place

Pete Marovich, European Pressphoto Agency
Honoring Dad: On Memorial Day, Christian Jacobs, 7, of Hertford, NC, tends the gravesite of his father, Marine Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, in Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, USA, on 28 May 2018. Section 60, is the burial ground in the cemetery where military personnel killed in the Global War on Terror since 2001 are interred.

Award of Excellence

Rod Lamkey Jr., Independent
Remembering 9/11: Customers and employees stand in place for the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at Chick & Ruth's Delly on the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 in Annapolis, MD., September 11, 2018. The Pledge of Allegiance has taken place here every day at 8:30am since 1989.

Award of Excellence

Calla Kessler, The Washington Post
Double-Dutch: Terri Benne, 12, (center) double dutches in an alley between U and T streets. Her friends Stephon Franks, 19, (second from left) and Arianna Ball, 14, (right) hold the ropes while Zyriah Evans, 12, looks on. They graduated fifth grade that day from Langley Elementary School.

Award of Excellence

Calla Kessler, The Washington Post
mobilebarber: Alexander Bobo, 11, gets his haircut by Roscoe Garnes in the Exsequi mobile barbershop parked off 17th Street Northwest on November 1, 2018.

Award of Excellence

Moriah Ratner, Independent
Live Like Lola: Lola Muñoz, 13, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, or DIPG, on Aug. 26, 2016. It is an inoperable tumor located in the pons, a portion of the brainstem. The average life expectancy is between nine and 12 months; fewer than 10 percent of children with DIPG survive two years following diagnosis. While most childhood cancers have seen significant developments in treatment, in the past 40 years, none of the over 250 clinical trials for DIPG have shown any improvements in chances of survival. Nevertheless, Lola volunteered to participate in a drug trial and endured aggressive side effects from chemotherapy. DIPG slowly debilitated her, and Lola decided to end the trial based on her quality of life. As weeks went by, the tumor progression resulted in an increasing amount of physical limitations. Lola can no longer move her body on her own. She cannot hear and her speech has grown extremely slurred. Lola's uncle, Jose Muñoz, and cousin, Justin Muñoz, spend time with Lola during a visit on March 31, 2018. Lola passed away two days later.

Award of Excellence

Salwan Georges, The Washington Post
Fireworks: Attendees stand along side of the road during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival on Friday, May 4, 2018, in Winchester, VA.