Erik Jacobs is an award winning photojournalist whose work has been published in many leading national and international publications including: Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The International Herald Tribune, Travel and Leisure Magazine, Shutterbug Magazine, The Times of London, The Independent (UK), The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, The Belfast Telegraph, Scientific American Magazine and many others.
Thomas Morgan Outstanding Intern Award: Awarded by the New York Times.
William Randolph Hearst Competition San Francisco, CA: Finalist. Winner of best single picture category.
College Photographer of the Year: Kentucky News Photographer's Association: 2nd place feature picture story, 2nd place sports picture story, HM feature picture.
William Randolph Hearst Foundation: 3rd place feature/portrait category.
Eddie Adams Workshop: Washington Post Award and internship.
Atlanta Photojournalism Competition: 3rd place student portfolio, HM in sports picture story.
The Kodak Scholarship: Awarded by Western Kentucky University.
Grant for excellence in photography from the St. Petersburg Times.
The Robert Patrick Jones grant from University of North Carolina at Asheville for excellence in photography.