Photograph of the Year
Native demonstrator Pierre George is engulfed in flames during a protest march at the entrance to the former Camp Ipperwash near Kettle Point, Ontario, September 20, 2015. At the end of the peaceful march, intended to bring elders of the Kettle and Stony Point First Nations to their former home, some residents of the camp set a small fire to stop others from entering the area and to signify the return of the land from the government. George’s brother, Dudley George, was shot and killed by an Ontario Provincial Police sniper during an occupation of Camp Ipperwash in 1995. (Craig Glover / The London Free Press)
VANCOUVER, April 23, 2016 – Photographers use their cameras as tools of exploration, documentation and, ultimately, as instruments of change.
Over 2,000 images were submitted to Canada’s premier photojournalist competition, the National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards. This 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 tenth annual NPOY awards during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event in Toronto, Ontario, on April 23, 2016.
These awards recognize the excellence of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists whose compelling images collectively represented a spectacular body of work.
About the National Pictures Of The Year Awards:
The National Pictures Of The Year awards competition was created by NPAC to recognize excellence in Canadian photojournalism. NPAC is a volunteer-run, non-profit association comprised of Canadian professional and student photojournalists and photo editors who champion quality and ethical photography in journalism.