The World-Herald's Alyssa Schukar earns third-place honors in the sports feature category from World Press Photo for her work on a Legends Football League special report.
About the contest
The World Press competition is seen as the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photographers contest. This year, 5,754 photographers of 132 nationalities entered 98,671 images in nine categories. World Press awards first- through third-place honors in each category, one series of awards for single photos and another series for photo packages (or photo stories, as the contest refers to them).
About the W-H entry
The LFL, which began as the Lingerie Football League, played its first games in the Omaha area last year. Photographer Schukar and reporter Erin Golden spent time with the Omaha Heart team members at practices and games, as well as outside the arena, to tell the stories — in words and pictures — of the women who play for the league.
About the W-H win
Only two other domestic newspaper photographers were honored this year: Tyler Hicks of the New York Times won second place in spot news, photo package, for his coverage of the terrorist attack at the Nairobi, Kenya, mall, and John Tlumacki of the Boston Globe won second place in spot news, single photo, for his shot from the Boston Marathon bombing.