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2014 National Pictures of the Year Nominees



This is a time of incredible consequence and the extraordinary images captured by Canada’s photojournalists continue to elevate the quality of our news coverage and uphold the level of public trust placed in the men and women who reflect our complex world through the lens of a camera. Relying on their years of experience and training, today’s photojournalists are using the power of photography to tell fuller, richer stories about our communities and the people within them.

It is in that spirit that the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to recognize the excellence represented in submissions from 122 of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists. Today, NPAC announces the nominations in the eighth annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition.

More than 2,000 images from across Canada were entered in this year’s competition, representing a spectacular body of work. Images were submitted and judged in 14 different categories, including Canadian Photojournalist of the Year and Canadian Photograph of the Year.
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2014 NPOY Photojournalist of the Year Nominees

The 2014 NPOY Photojournalist of the Year nominees

Sponsored by The Canadian Press
(listed in alphabetical order)


Tyler Anderson / National Post

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2014 NPOY Picture Story Nominees

The 2014 NPOY Picture Story Nominees

Sponsored by Leica
(listed in alphabetical order)


Tyler Anderson / National Post – Trapper William Tozer

William Tozer is the inspiration for the main character, Uncle Will Bird, in Canadian author Joseph Boyden’s 2008 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning novel ‘Through Black Spruce’. He spends much of the winter hunting and trapping marten in the James Bay lowlands.
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2014 NPOY Multimedia Nominees

Single Multimedia Nominees

(listed in alphabetical order of photographers)


Marta Iwanek / Toronto Star

Chiara Davide, struck by a mysterious and sudden illness seven years ago, was a perfectly healthy teenager beforehand. Her mother thinks Lyme disease is at least part of her daughter’s downward spiral. More on this story.
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A Look Back – Spencer Platt 2012

An ongoing series of (unedited) videos from NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference.

In 2012, New York-based Getty photographer Spencer Platt spoke about his career as a wire photographer. Platt won the 2006 World Press Photo of the Year. (Video – Ryan Jackson)



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