2024 Eyes of History® Still Contest: Sports Action

A picture that shows participation in a game or sports event. Peak-action pictures during competitive events should be included in this category.

First Place

Brendan Smialowski, Agence France-Presse
Poker: Inmates participate in Convict Poker where they attempt to be the last contestant with their hands on the table as a bull charges them during the Angola Prison Rodeo held at the Louisiana State Penitentiary on April 23, 2023, in Angola, La. The ride, which is in its 57th year, features inmates competing in rodeo events and selling crafts they make at the prison.

Second Place

Alex Brandon, The Associated Press
Terry McLaurin,Sydney Brown: Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin (17) misses making a catch in the endzone while being covered by Philadelphia Eagles safety Sydney Brown (21) during the second half of an NFL football game, on Oct. 29, 2023, in Landover, Md.

Third Place

Mark Goldman, for Icon Sportswire
Stealing Second: Washington Nationals shortstop CJ Abrams (5) steals second base as Texas Rangers second baseman Marcus Semien (2) cannot handle the throw on July 8, 2023, at Nationals Park in Washington.

Award of Excellence

Alex Brandon, The Associated Press
Tackle: Washington Commanders running back Antonio Gibson, bottom middle, is tackled under Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins (94), defensive tackle Da'Shawn Hand (93), defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah (91) and linebacker Duke Riley (45) during the second half of an NFL football game on Dec. 3, 2023, in Landover, Md.

Award of Excellence

Patrick Smith, Getty Images
Backs to Forehand: Christopher