2024 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. Pictures made at the Supreme Court should not appear in this category. Pictures of the current US President at the time the was photo taken on Capitol Hill must go in the Presidential category.

First Place

Bill Clark, Roll Call
Speaker: Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., gestures during a news conference in National Statuary Hall in the Capitol on Feb. 2, 2023, in Washington.

Second Place

Kenny Holston, The New York Times
Oldest Sitting Senator: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., is seen as elevator doors close on the third floor of the U.S. Capitol building, on July 11, 2023, in Washington. Feinstein, the oldest sitting senator, died two months later at 90.

Third Place

Kevin Lamarque, Reuters
Bloody Blinken: Anti-war protesters raise their “bloody” hands behind Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a Senate hearing on supplemental funding request to support Israel and Ukraine, in Washington, on Oct. 31, 2023.

Award of Excellence

Greg Nash, The Hill
Greene: A tourist gives a thumbs down to Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., as she addresses reporters in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023.

Award of Excellence

Rod Lamkey Jr., Freelance for Consolidated News
Curiously George: On the day before Congress votes to expel him, Rep. George Santos, R-N.Y., press briefing outside of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Nov. 30, 2023.

Award of Excellence

Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
This Corridor Closed: A U.S. Capitol Police officer rests for a moment in the doorway to the offices of the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Capitol on Oct 19, 2023, in Washington. House Republicans held an hours-long meeting to consider empowering Interim Speaker Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-S.C., but Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, says he will seek a third vote to become Speaker after failing to get enough support in the first two times.

Award of Excellence

Tom Brenner, for The Washington Post
: Serena Liebengood, wife of late U.S. Capitol Police officer Howie Liebengood, hugs Rep. Maxine Waters, D-N.Y., during a ceremony for fallen officers that died on Jan. 6, 2021. Members of congress and the family of fallen law enforcement officers gathered on the second anniversary of the January 6 insurrection outside the Capitol.