Burgess captures fall 2021 Gyorke Award

Dec. 8, 2021

FIRST PLACE: Lisette Saucedo and Kevin Sanchez celebrate after the Arizona Wildcats get a third down at the football game against the University of Washington Huskies in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. The Wildcats ended up losing to the Huskies 21-16.

Allison Burgess

Allison Burgess won the fall 2021 Drew Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Award for her image of fans cheering at a University of Arizona football game.

Anna Maynard finished second with an action photo of women’s soccer, while Gracie Lordi placed third for her image of an arcade gamer.

The contest featured 12 student finalists from Professor Kim Newton’s JOUR 203 photography class at the University of Arizona School of Journalism. 

Drew Gyorke, an adventurer and aspiring photojournalist at UA, died his junior year in a May 2013 car accident.

The award, endowed by the Gyorke family, has recognized the best beginning photojournalism students since 2013. (Click HERE to see past winners.)

Burgess will receive $200, with Maynard getting $125 and Lordi $75.

The other finalists were Jaylin White, Sean Meixner, Rylan Sparks, Jakson Dicker, Cole Johnson, Skyler Caceres, Annabelle Kahn, Ileana Lamadrid, and Lily Karlson.


From left to right: Allison Burgess, Anna Maynard, Gracie Lordi and Drew Gyorke.


SECOND PLACE: Erika Maynard, 15, (center) attempts to steal the ball from an opposing team member at her soccer game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz. Maynard led team Evolution to victory with penalty kicks.

Anna Maynard

Anna Maynard

SECOND PLACE: Erika Maynard, 15, (center) attempts to steal the ball from an opposing team member at her soccer game on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 in Tucson, Ariz. Maynard led team Evolution to victory with penalty kicks.


Gracie Lordi

THIRD PLACE: Joseph Capovilla, 23, starts up a game of Rocket Racer at Dave & Buster's in Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. Capovilla has enjoyed going to Dave & Buster's alone on Tuesday evenings because he believes it is the quietest time of the week to practice before competing against his friends on the weekends.

Rialto Image

Lily Karlson

Performing artist, Still Woozy (Sven Gamsky), performs at the sold out Rialto Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 in Tucson, Ariz.. This was the first show in a year and ten months for Still Woozy as they debuted their new album.

Royal Room Picture

Ileana Lamadrid

Lead singer and bassist of Tucson's local band, Lucky Baby Daddy, share an intimate moment at The Royal Room bar, after playing a show on Sunday, Nov., 7, 2021 in Tucson, Ariz.

Powder Puff Game

Annabelle Kahn

Nicolette Sciortino jumps in the air as her team scores a touchdown in a powder puff game on The University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2021. Sciortino's team lost the game.

Car Show

Skyler Caceres

Hank, left, shows off his car to George, right, at Crown's Cars and Coffee at Top Golf in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. Hank regularly brings his car to the event to display it.

Circle K

Cole Johnson

Andrea Vasquez restocks the water bottles at Circle K in Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. She works the morning shift at the Circle K across from Arizona Stadium.

Legends Bar and Grill

Jakson Dicker

Erinn Flaherty, bartender at the Legends Bar and Grill in Marana, Ariz., pours a specialty cocktail into a cup on Monday, Oct. 11, 2021. The bar is located within the Omni Tucson National Resort.


Rylan Sparks

Heather Charles, Eva Jane, and Rene talk to a curious community member on the corner of Congress St. and 6th Ave while campaigning for Lucy Libosha in Tucson, Ariz., on Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021. Lucy Libosha is a candidate for Ward 3 City Council.

Salpointe Cross Country

Sean Meixner

Aiden, a member of the Salpointe Catholic High School cross country team runs to the finish line at the Eye of the Tiger meet in Marana, Ariz. on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. Aiden finished with a time of 19 minutes and 3 seconds in the 5000 meter race.

Rialto Tucson

Jaylin White

Isaiah Rashad preforms at the Rialto Theater in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday Oct. 25, 2021. Rashad is an American rapper from Chattanooga, Tenn.