National Pictures of the Year



    The News Photographers Association of Canada's 2nd Annual Pictures of the
    Year competition requests entries from photojournalists across Canada.

    WINNIPEG, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - Canada's first and only national organization
for news photographers, the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is
now accepting entries for the 2nd annual NPAC Pictures of the Year
Competition.
    The 2nd annual NPAC awards will recognize the best news photography from
2007. It will feature 12 categories, including the "2007 Canadian
Photojournalist of the Year" sponsored by The Canadian Press, and the
"Canadian Photograph of the Year'" sponsored by Reuters.
    A five-member panel will judge the entries and the top three
photographers in each category will be nominated for the awards.
    The awards will be presented in Vancouver at the NPAC national convention
on April 19, 2008.
    The Pictures of the Year awards are being sponsored by The Canadian
Press, Reuters, The Globe and Mail, CNW Group, Nikon, SAIT Polytechnic, the
Toronto Star and the Winnipeg Free Press.
    The NPAC Pictures of the Year competition is open to all NPAC members as
well as 2007 members of the Eastern and Western Canadian News Photographers
Associations (ECNPA, WCNPA). Submissions will be accepted starting January 1,
2008 and will close January 31, 2008. A nominal $5.00 fee per submission will
be charged to assist in operating expenses. Students may enter at no charge
provided they are current NPAC members or 2007 members of WCNPA or ECNPA.
    Last year, the first NPAC Pictures of the Year competition received over
1200 entries in 12 categories and became the largest professional photographic
competition in Canada.
    This year, to keep pace with changing trends in photojournalism, NPAC has
added a new 'Multimedia' category to recognize excellence in multimedia
projects.

    
    The full list of categories is as follows:

    1. 2007 CANADIAN PHOTOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR (based on a portfolio)
    2. 2007 CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR
    3. SPOT NEWS
    4. GENERAL NEWS
    5. FEATURE / ENTERPRISE
    6. SPORTS ACTION
    7. SPORTS FEATURE
    8. PORTRAIT / PERSONALITY
    9. PICTORIAL
    10. MULTIMEDIA
    11. PICTURE STORY
    12. 2007 STUDENT PORTFOLIO OF THE YEAR

    The complete set of rules and membership information can be found at
    www.npac.ca
    

    ABOUT NPAC

    The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is the member
association for professional and student photojournalists in Canada. The
volunteer-run, non-profit organization promotes education through its annual
seminars and web site. Its new web forum encourages photojournalists from
across Canada to share information and opinions, raise questions or concerns
about the industry and talk about their experiences. NPAC and its members
champion quality and ethical photography in journalism.





For further information:

For further information: Joe Bryksa, NPAC-POY Co-Chair,
joe.bryksa@freepress.mb.ca, (204) 792-3089; John Woods, NPAC-POY Co-Chair,
jwoods@escape.ca

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