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News Photographers Association of Canada selects top photojournalists of 2018


Apr 28, 2019 (25 days ago) |
VANCOUVER: Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, documentation and ultimately, as instruments of change.
Over 2,000 images submitted for consideration by Canada's premier photojournalist competition, the National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards, is a testament to the ideal that photography matters—now more than ever.

After careful consideration by a panel of experts, the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its annual NPOY awards during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event at the Polygon Gallery in North Vancouver, BC on April 13, 2019.

These awards recognize the excellence represented in submissions by Canada's outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work.

The winners are to also be a featured exhibit as part of the CONTACT Photography Festival showing in the First Canadian Place Lobby at 100 King Street West, Toronto from May 13 - 31st, 2019. The opening night to be held on May 16th at 6:30pm.

The News Photographers Association of Canada's 2018 National Pictures of the Year Winners Are:

Spot News - Sponsored by The Camera Store
1st — Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press
2nd — Jeff McIntosh, The Canadian Press
3rd — Martin Tremblay, La Presse

General News - Sponsored by Cision
1st — Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald
2nd — Carlos Osorio, Toronto Star
3rd — Cole Burston, Getty Images
HM — Kayle Neis, Saskatoon StarPhoenix

FEATURE - Sponsored by Winnipeg Free Press
1st — Andy Clark, Independent
2nd — Andrew Ryan, Winnipeg Free Press
3rd — Mark Blinch, The Globe and Mail
HM — Jason Franson, The Canadian Press

SOCIAL ISSUE - Sponsored by Fujifilm
1st — Chris Donovan, Maclean's
2nd — Pieter de Vos, Independent
3rd — Chris Donovan, The Globe and Mail

PORTRAIT / PERSONALITY - Sponsored by Beau Photo
1st — Darryl Dyck, The Globe and Mail
2nd — Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald
3rd — Mikaela MacKenzie, Winnipeg Free Press
HM — Bernard Brault, La Presse
HM — Jason Franson, The New York Times

PICTORIAL - Sponsored by Canon Canada
1st — Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press
2nd — Stephanie Foden, Independent
3rd — Christopher Pike, The Wall Street Journal
HM — Cole Burston, Bloomberg

SPORTS ACTION - Sponsored by Nikon Canada
1st — Kevin Light, CBC
2nd — Mark Blinch, NBAE/Getty Images
3rd — Larry Wong, Edmonton Journal
HM — Rich Lam, UBC

SPORTS FEATURE - Sponsored by Sony Canada
1st — Chris Donovan, ESPN's The Undefeated - Flint Jaguars
2nd — Mark Blinch, The Canadian Press
3rd — Chris Donovan, ESPN's The Undefeated - Flint Jaguars

SINGLE MULTIMEDIA - Sponsored by Vistek
1st — First Nations Stray Dogs - Mikaela MacKenzie, Winnipeg Free Press
2nd — Sisters of the Holy Rock - Mikaela MacKenzie, Winnipeg Free Press
3rd — Guardian Rugby Team - Melissa Tait, The Globe and Mail

TEAM MULTIMEDIA - Sponsored by Thomson Reuters
1st — Korogocho (Nairobi self defense) - Director: Brent Foster, Producer: Tammy Foster, Director of Photography: Pawel Dwulit , Fixers: Evelyn Kahungu & George Kihara, Gaffer/Key Grip: Maciej Kulpa , Sound Recordist: Ednah Bonareri Momanyi, Editor: Shane Patrick Ford, Music: David Chapdelaine, Foster Visuals
2nd — Justin Lidstone - Photographer, Videographer, Editor, Producer: Anne-Marie Jackson, Writer, Producer: Emily Mathieu, Toronto Star
3rd — South lake Regional Health Centre - Photographer, Videographer, Editor, Producer: Anne-Marie Jackson, Writer, Producer: Robert Cribb, Toronto Star

Picture Story News
1st — Chris Donovan, Maclean's
2nd — Ben Nelms, Bloomberg
3rd — Jesse Winter, The Star Vancouver
HM — Chad Hipolito, The Canadian Press

Picture Story Feature
1st — Mark Blinch, The Globe and Mail
2nd — Carlos Osorio, Toronto Star
3rd — Jason Franson, The Globe and Mail
HM — Martin Tremblay, La Presse

Picture Story International
1st — Chris Donovan, ESPN
2nd — Chris Donovan, ESPN's the Undefeated
3rd — Kevin Light, CBC

Photojournalist of the Year
Winner — Chris Donovan, Independent
Finalists in alphabetical order:
Mark Blinch/Independent
Leah Hennel/Calgary Herald
Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star

Student Photographer of the Year - Sponsored by Loyalist College

Andrej Ivanov, Loyalist College

Student Multimedia of the Year - Sponsored by Nikon

Shelby Lisk, Loyalist College

Photojournalist of the Year - Sponsored by The Canadian Press

Chris Donovan - Independent

Photograph of the Year - Sponsored by Sony

Leah Hennel, Calgary Herald

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