2021 Eyes of History: Still Contest: Picture Story: January 6

A picture documenting the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The image can include the rally at the White House, the march to the capitol and any images related to the attack both inside and outside the building on January 6th. Additionally, a picture taken after midnight in the early morning hours of Jan. 7 is also acceptable.

First Place

Win McNamee, Getty Images
Capitol Insurrection: Following a “Save America” rally held by President Donald Trump, a mob of thousands of supporters descended on the U.S. Capitol and fought their way into the building on Jan. 6, 2021. Members of the mob were called to action by Trump and urged to “fight like hell” after months of disinformation disputing the results of the 2020 presidential election. Rioters chanted “Hang Mike Pence” for his refusal to reject electoral college votes being counted during a Joint Session of Congress. Five people died during the rioting, including a U.S. Capitol police officer.

Second Place

Drew Angerer, Getty Images
Inside The House Chamber on January 6th: On Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was in the process of certifying the results of the Electoral College results for President-elect Joe Biden, a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of overturning President Donald Trump’s defeat. The following photos were all taken inside the House Chamber, where Congress was meeting to do its official business.

Third Place

Andrew Harnik, The Associated Press
Deadly Attack: Members of Congress found themselves down on their hands and knees sheltering in the House Chamber as a violent mob loyal to President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 20201, disrupting the certification of the Electoral College for Joe Biden as the next President of the United States.

Award of Excellence

Saul Loeb, AFP
1.6.21: As the certification of the electoral votes for the 2020 Presidential election got under way inside the U.S. Capitol, supporters of President Donald Trump - now insurrectionists - breached the building’s perimeter and tried to take over the building, entering and occupying the People’s House in a bid to disrupt the process and maintain their leader as President. But, after the Capitol was cleared and secured, the Joint Session resumed to finish counting the electoral votes with Vice President Pence announcing Joe Biden had formally won the Presidency around 3:45 a.m.

Award of Excellence

Jim Lo Scalzo, EPA
USA Trump Rally: On Jan. 6, 2021, insurrectionist supporters of President Donald Trump and his baseless claims of voter fraud stormed the U.S. capitol in a failed attempt to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden as the next president. Their insurrection lasted just 39 minutes, and resulted in the first-ever second impeachment of a U.S. President.