Winners revealed for largest competition recognizing Canada's top photojournalists

VANCOUVER, May 25, 2014 /CNW/ - They are the best in their field, taking photos that capture in time some of life's most exciting, emotional and entertaining moments.  The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to recognize the work of Canada's most talented photojournalists in revealing the winners of the annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition.

More than 1,150 images and multimedia projects from across Canada were entered in this year's competition, representing the mastery of our country's leading photojournalists. These images have the power to tell stories that transcend language and cultural barriers and speak to a universal audience, and it takes incredible skill to capture such instances of triumph, defeat, and joy.

The winners were announced during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event at the Historic Sun Yet Sen Gardens in Vancouver, on May 24, 2014, BC. The NPOY photojournalism judging committee, made up of some of the most prominent and visionary photographers, editors and educators in visual journalism in North America, were tasked with judging the nominations.

The News Photographers Association of Canada's (NPAC) National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) Winners List:

Feature

1st Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press
2nd Matthew Sherwood / Independent
3rd John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail

General News

1st John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
2nd Moe Doiron / The Globe and Mail
3rd John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail

Sports Action

1st Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press
2nd John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
3rd Amber Bracken / Edmonton Sun
HM Stuart Gradon / Calgary Herald

Sports Feature

1st Peter Power / The Globe and Mail
2nd Andy Clark / Reuters
3rd Taehoon Kim / The Concord Monitor
HM Chris Young / The Canadian Press

Social Issue

1st Kevin Van Paassen / The Globe and Mail
2nd Michelle Siu / Freelance
3rd Marta Iwanek / Freelance
HM Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

Portrait/Personality

1st Darren Calabrese / National Post
2nd Taehoon Kim / The Concord Monitor
3rd Darren Calabrese / National Post

Spot News

1st Jordan Verlage / The Canadian Press
2nd Nick Iwanyshyn / York Region Media Group
3rd Mathew McCarthy / Waterloo Region Record
HM Mathieu Bélanger / Reuters
HM Lars Hagberg / The Canadian Press

Pictorial

1st Tim Smith / Brandon Sun
2nd Nathan Denette / The Canadian Press
3rd Tyler Anderson / National Post

Picture Story

1st Michelle Siu / Freelance
2nd Marco Campanozzi / La Presse
3rd Amber Bracken / Freelance
HM Liam Maloney / Polaris Images

Single Multimedia

1st Taehoon Kim / Freelance
2nd Marta Iwanek / Freelance
3rd Mathew McCarthy / Waterloo Region Record

Team Multimedia

1st Joe Bryksa and Melissa Tait / The Winnipeg Free Press
2nd Patrick Callbeck, Tom Hicken, Marta Iwanek and Justin Tang / Freelance
3rd Ryan Jackson and Karen Kleiss / Edmonton Journal

Student Photojournalist of the Year

Hannah Yoon

Student Photojournalist Runners Up

Justin Chin
Guillaume Nolet

Photojournalist of the Year

John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail

Photojournalist of the Year Runners Up

Peter Power / The Globe and Mail
Michelle Siu / Freelance
Tim Smith / Brandon Sun

Photograph of the Year

Jordan Verlage / The Canadian Press

 

SOURCE News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC)

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