2022 Eyes of History: Still Contest: On Capitol Hill

A feature or general news picture taken on Capitol Hill that depicts Congressional/Political activity from, but not limited to, press conferences, hearings, rallies and behind-the-scenes situations. Photo should capture a unique or compelling moment, or the essence of the situation, even if taken during a photo-op.

First Place

Andrew Harnik, Associated Press
Last Goodbye: Elizabeth Dole cries on the casket of her husband, former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., as he lies in state in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Second Place

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Capitol Whispers: Senate Appropriations Committee members Sen. John Hoeven (D-ND) and Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) talk quietly during a committee hearing in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on April 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden cabinet members, including Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, testified about The American Jobs Plan, the administration's $2.3 trillion infrastructure that has yet to win over a single Republican in Congress.

Third Place

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Tester: WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 14: Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., jokingly charges at Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., before their weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Award of Excellence

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Capitol Hill: WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 15: Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., board an elevator after Sen. Manchin finished a meeting with Texas House Democratic Caucus legislature members on Capitol Hill on Thursday, July 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Award of Excellence

Jabin Botsford, The Washington Post
Secret Meeting: WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 17: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speak before a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Award of Excellence

Tom Williams, CQ-Rollcall
Leader Schumer: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., makes his way to a news conference on immigration outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.