FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (March 22, 2012) -- Some of the military's best photographers, videographers and graphic artists were named during the Defense Information School's 49th annual Visual Information Awards program held March 12-15.

Professional photographers from local and national organizations judged more than 3,000 entries from across the Department of Defense based on the entry's storytelling ability, technical quality, originality and creativity.

Winners were named in three separate competitions: Military Graphic Artist of the Year, Military Photographer of the Year and Military Videographer of the Year.

Air Force Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock of the Defense Media Activity received his sixth Military Photographer of the Year honor.

Navy Mass Communications Spc. 2nd Class Andrew A. Breese of DMA was named the Military Videographer of the Year.

Marine Corps Sgt. Shawn Sales of DINFOS was selected as the Military Graphic Artist of the Year.

The accompanying photos represent some of the winners in the photography portion of the program.

Visit www.ftmeade.army.mil/soundoff/milphog to view additional winning entries.