Enriquez wins spring 2022 Gyorke Award

May 2, 2022
A waiter standing in a restaurant kitchen, drinking a glass of water.

FIRST PLACE: A waiter takes a small break to drink water during his busy shift at Culinary Dropout in Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Culinary dropout is a fairly new restaurant and has been open since 2017.

Teressa Enriquez

Teressa Enriquez won the spring 2022 Drew Gyorke Memorial Photojournalism Award for her image of  a person taking a drink in a restaurant kitchen. 

Payton Rutkowski took second place for her photo of a woman standing on a ladder to hang roses  in the run-up to Valentine's Day at Flora's Market Run while Gracie Sleeman came in third with a photo of a UA diver mid-air. 


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.)

Enriquez will receive $200, with Rutkowski  getting $125 and Sleeman $75.

Quincy Bonds, Jackson KimballAdary Laborin, Ainsley Thomas, Rachel SimmonsEmily Wright, Zoe MontanoAntonia Muskat and Jacque Ramos also participated in the contest. 



Payton Rutkowski

SECOND PLACE: Bethany Tutor decorated her workplace, Flora's Market, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. Bethany, a manager at Flora's, wanted the market to be filled with flowers for Valentine's Day.


Gracie Sleeman

THIRD PLACE: Eric Correa completes a front twister while competing in a practice meet in Tucson, Ariz. on March 17, 2022. Correa was practicing for the NCAA Championships the following week. (Photograph by: Gracie Sleeman)

Clive Fray Benoit poses in front of one of his real estate listings Sunday, March 20, 2022 in Tucson, Ariz. Long Reality is one of the agencies that sells multi-million dollar homes in the city. (Photograph by Quincy Bonds)

Max Larkin stands behind the register at Arizona Hatters in Tucson, Ariz., Wednesday, March 23, 2022. Mr. Larkin had just finished recounting two of the small business's most head-scratching misadventures. (Photograph by Jackson Kimball)

A man juggling fruit in front of a juice bar.

Gabriel Quinonez poses in front of Pure Love Juice in Tucson, Ariz., on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Quinoez has been the manager for three years. (Photograph by Adary Laborin)

A woman cutting the hair of another woman.

Kaydee Mahn, a Tucson hairdresser, poses with a client client at Blades Hair Design in Tucson, Ariz. on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. Just a few minutes prior, Mahn had been teasing her client for cutting her hair at home. (Photograph by Ainsley Thomas)

A man wearing a face-covering welding mask while doing metal work.

James, a professional welder, works in his workshop in Tucson, Ariz. making a custom metal security door on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022. He is a freelancer and builds custom gates, doors, as well as doing other metal work. (Photograph by Rachel Simmons)

A woman working with clay with her hands.

Cathy McGee centers the clay on her wheel at Tucson Clay Co-op in Tucson, Ariz. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. Tucson Clay Co-op was offering discounts before Valentine's Day, including free flowers with purchase of a vase and markdowns on private lessons. (Photograph by Emily Wright) 

Two high school boys jumping over a hurdle on a track.

Josh Edwards of El Paso East High School and Michael Kiesel of Parkland High School compete at the Willie Williams Classic Invitational in Tucson, Ariz. on Friday, March 18, 2022. They ran the boys 300 meter hurdle event. (Photograph by Zoe Montano)

A woman pitching at a softball game.

Madi Elish pitches for the University of Arizona Women's Softball team against Arizona State University at Hillenbrand Stadium on Friday, March 25, 2022, in Tucson, Ariz. ASU won 9-2. (Photograph by Antonia Muskat)

A man dunking a basketball.

Dalen Terry, Arizona Men's Basketball starting guard, is warming up for Senior Night against California at Mckale Center on Saturday, March 5, 2022, Tucson, Ariz. He played a total of 1029 minutes and made 50% of the field goals attempts in the 2021-2022 season. (Photographed by Jacque Ramos)