Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Concentra: And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to Washington Post videojournalist Alexandra Garcia, winner of the Concentra Award for Videojournalism for 2009. KobreGuide previously showcased her entry, "The Healing Fields," which chronicles three days when more than 800 volunteer health-care workers come to Wise County, Virginia, to provide free medical care to those who cannot afford it.

Jury chair Michael Rosenblum reports:
The 10,000 Euro prize, along with the statue will be awarded to her as soon as she returns from her current shooting assignment in Botswana. We were, however, able to Skype her live into the conference for the awards ceremony so she could directly address the audience.

The quality of the shooting, the reporting, the editing and the story telling were all outstanding. A stellar achievement for the VJ who until only a few years ago had never even touched a video camera. What made this particularly impressive is that she is a full time newspaper journalist.

View all 8 Concentra finalists here.

The Healing Fields - Alexandra Garcia, winner of the Concentra Award.

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