Roll Call‘s Scott Ferrell has won a Director’s Choice award from Pictures of the Year International, the oldest photo journalism contest in the world. The Missouri School of Journalism gave Ferrell the award.

The photograph, taken of House GOP leadership listening to President Obama‘s 2010 SOTU address, was chosen because it showed “a visual portrayal of society” and fostered “an understanding of the issues facing our civilization.”

The picture is part of a Newseum exhibit of award-winning photos and will be on display through October 31st. In this picture, Ferrell’s can be seen on the bottom left.