2019 Best Visual Storytelling (Smaller Staff) Finalist: Adriana Heldiz

Adriana Heldiz | Voice of San Diego

“Six Miles in a San Ysidro High Schooler’s Shoes”

About the Entry

Adriana Heldiz’s photo essay chronicles the impact of a district’s school bus budget cuts by documenting one San Ysidro high school student’s daily six-mile round-trip trek to and from school.

Comments from the Judges

“Major tip of the hat to this journalist for going above and beyond the routine budget cut story, and showing local readers in moving detail how a school district’s financial negligence adversely affected the everyday life of one of its students.”

“This photo essay does an outstanding job of narrowing the lens and helping us understand the human impact of these financial debates.”