2010 National Pictures of the Year Awards

2010 NPOY Results: (also at: http://www.npoy.ca/)
SPOT NEWS-Sponsored by Don’s Photo

1. Eduardo De Oliveira/Independent Photojournalist

Toronto- 26/06/2010 – An woman screams as the window of a bank is smashed by anti-G20 protesters at the corner of Queen and Bay. The summit took place in a highly protected area but outside store and bank windows were smashed by anti-G20 protesters. More than 400 people were arrested as violence broke out, prompting police to use tear gas in the city for the first time. With the violence escalating in the heart of Canada’s largest city, the entire area around the G20 political summit site at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was under a security lockdown.

2. Louie Palu/Zuma Press

An Afghan police officer sits stunned while comforting two boys who were blinded by land mines set by Taliban insurgents targeting Afghan and American soldiers. The boys are being evacuated in a US Army MEDEVAC helicopter from the Arghandab Valley in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan to an ISAF medical facility for treatment. IED’s are one of the most common weapons used by Taliban insurgents which can be indiscriminate, killing and maiming both combatants and civilians.

3. Steve Russell/The Toronto Star

June 26, 2010 A protester is overcome my the smoke after attempting to put out a fire in a police car at Queen Street West near Spadina during a protest of  G20 Summit are held in Toronto.


GENERAL NEWS-Sponsored by CNW Group


1. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

With the help of his father Kulvir Lehal, Jujhar age four takes part in the Eighth annual turban competition in Surrey, B.C. April 5, 2010. The annual event is the largest in North America and showcased the many styles of turbans from different parts of the world.

2. Rick Madonik/The Toronto Star

03/12/10-TORONTO, ONTARIO-Jackie McGregor-Einboden is seen through a rain soaked window of a pickup truck following the funeral service for her husband Ken, and daughter Brittany, 12. Ken Einboden rushed back into the house to try to get Brittany out after saving baby Kendra.

3. Darren Calabrese/The Canadian Press

Two activists kiss while protesting in front of a line of riot police during a day marred by violence at the G20 Summit in Toronto, Ontario Saturday, June 26, 2010.


FEATURE-Sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press


1. Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun

Young lovers Billy Cook and Ashley Soulier share an embrace while saying goodbye on an overcast June morning in Brandon, Manitoba.

2. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

A Siberian tiger growls at the St-Felicien Wildlife zoo. According to National Geographic, the wild population of Siberian tigers, also called Amur tiger, is estimated between 400 and 500 and is classified as an endangered species.

3. Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

Donna Macdiarmid visits her husband Roger in Fredericton, N.B. Canada, on June 17, 2010. Roger, 70, who has was diagnosed with alzheimer’s disease in 2001 now lives full-time at the seniors’ home – a 45 minute drive from the home that he built for him and Donna – but Donna, still madly in love, she says, and committed to her husband, makes the drive daily to be with Roger.


SOCIAL ISSUES-Sponsored by Headshots


1. Jimmy Jeong/Independent Photojournalist

Two-year-old Maddox Flynn. Parents Mike Flynn and Nicole Champagne expect Maddox to have surgery in New York on Friday for a severe facial malformation that has affected him since birth.

2. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

An Iraqi-Canadian kisses a holy cross during mass at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Surrey December 12, 2010. The church has become the spiritual and geographical centre for Iraqi Christians in the area that have fled Iraqi because of their religious beliefs.

3. Moe Doiron/The Globe and Mail

A boy with autism hides his face during in a special needs class at Market Lane School in Toronto. Children with autism are rare to make eye contact.

HM. Olivier Asselin/Independent Photojournalist

Marie Tabeh wipes a tear as she stands next to the bed where her two-year-old son Blackie lies suffering from severe dehydration at the Yoni PHU in the village of Yoni, on Sherbro Island, Sierra Leone.


PORTRAIT/PERSONALITY-Sponsored by Beau Photo


1. Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun

Rebecca, Deborah, Dehlia, and Lana, diene (low german for unmarried young women) from Deerboine Hutterite Colony stand in a field of canola at sunset in July 2010.

2.David Lipnowski/Independent Photojournalist

Jockey Marc Fillion at his home and ranch in St. Malo, Manitoba September 9, 2010.

3. Jimmy Jeong/Independent Photojournalist

Aaron Patzer poses for a photo in Manhattan, NY on November 29, 2010. Aaron Patzer is the founder of Mint.com, (acquired by Intuit in 2009) which is an online finance management site targeted towards a young online audience.

HM. Jason Franson/Independent Photojournalist

EDMONTON AB, June 22, 2010. A man shows his support for the New York Yankees on his yamaka while attending a ceremony of the Choosing Moral Convictions over Life: Supreme Martyrdom Of Sir Guru Arjun Dev Ji at City Hall in Edmonton on Tuesday.


PICTORIAL-Sponsored by Canon Canada


1. Tim Smith/The Brandon Sun

Children play tag on a pyramid of straw bales under a rainbow at Spring Valley Hutterite Colony after a light rain shower on a warm August evening. Modern forms of entertainment such as television and video games are frowned upon in hutterite societies so children spend much of their days playing outside and exploring their surroundings.

2. Phil Hossack/The Winnipeg Free Press

Columns of light reach skyward to the stars above Sanford Mb Tuesday night. The effect is produced by streetlights refracting through ice crystals suspended in the air on humid winter nights. Stand Up…..

3. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

Visitors to the Fisgard Lighthouse a National Historic Site in Esquimalt near Victoria June 10, 2010.

HM. Mathieu Belanger/Reuters

Ganuk, the polar bear cub, swims under water at the St-Felicien Wildlife Zoo in St-Felicien. Ganuk and Taiga, the polar bear cubs, celebrated their first anniversary today.


SPORTS ACTION-Sponsored by Nikon Canada


1. Mathieu Belanger / Reuters

Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska cycles during the women’s cross country at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships at Mount Ste-Anne in Beaupre, September 4, 2010. Wlosczowska won the competition.

2. Bernard Brault/La Presse

Tennis player  Bethanie Mattek-Sands is all eyes on the ball during her match against Kim Clisjters. She was defeated in two sets.

3. Cole Burston/Moncton Times & Transcript

Chatham Ironmen’s Nathan Jones reacts as he takes a pitch to the arm, during New Brunswick Junior Baseball League finals championship game. Moncton Jr. Cubs overtook the Ironmen 2-1, in 8 innings, on September 1, 2010 at Kiwanis Park in Moncton.

HM. Todd Korol/Reuters

Chloe Dufour-Lapointe of Canada crashes and was injured during the women’s moguls Freestyle Skiing FIS World Cup in Calgary, Alberta, January 9, 2010.

HM. Blair Gable/Independent Photojournalist

University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ Showron Glover (front) is fouled by University of British Columbia Thunderbirds’ Brent Malish during the second half of their championship game at the 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championships in Ottawa March 21, 2010.


SPORTS FEATURE-Sponsored by Lowepro


1. John Lehmann/The Globe and Mail

A young surfer checks out the last few ridable waves of the day at Long Beach South of Tofino October 14, 2010.

2. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Members of the Fusion Athletic team, of Chilliwack, B.C., are thrown in the air as they prepare for the Sea-to-Sky Cheerleading Championship in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday April 11, 2010. The competition is the largest outside of the United States with 2,700 athletes competing.

3. Bernard Brault/La Presse

Colombian golfer Camilo Villegas align his putt during the first round of the PGA Canadian Open at the St-Georges Golf Club IN TORONTO, ONTARIO.

HM. Jim Rankin/The Toronto Star

LAKE CROSSING – 08/11/10 – LAKE ONTARIO – Miguel Vadillo, 40, of Guelph, swims at sunrise, nine hours into his successful attempt to cross Lake Ontario. The Toronto Star page designer became the 44th person to do so and posted the eleventh fastest time. He completed his swim in just over 18 hours. The swim raised money for Jumpstart, a charity that provides swimming and water safety lessons for kids.


OLYMPIC ACTION-Sponsored by The Camera Store


1. Wendell Phillips/Independent Photojournalist

Apolo Ohno, Charles Hamelin, and Si-Bak Sung in the 500m men’s short track finish line. In the 500m Olympic Final, Sung was in the lead but slipped in the final corner, and ended up finishing third. However, he was able to take the Silver medal due to a disqualification of Apolo Ono.

2. Rick Madonik/The Toronto Star

2/14/10 – VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – Anais Morand holds onto partner Antoine Dorsaz’s leg, of Switzerland, while competing in Pair’s Short program at Pacific Coliseum at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

3. Chris Helgren/Reuters

France’s Ted Piccard (L) and Daron Rahlves of the U.S. collide during their ski cross freestyle skiing 1/8 finals at Cypress Mountain during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics February 21, 2010.

HM. Todd Korol/Reuters

Sidney Crosby celebrates his gold medal game winning goal at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics against the United States, February 28, 2010. Crosby scored the historic game winner to give Canada a record 14 gold medals.


OLYMPIC FEATURE-Sponsored by The Vancouver Sun & The Province


1. Harrison Ha/Sing Tao Daily

Bronze medalist Joannie Rochette of Canada performs during the figure skating exhibition gala at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.

2. Jenna Hauck/The Chilliwack Progress

Torin Koos of Washington State hangs his head in exhaustion after finishing the last lap of the men’s team sprint free event at the cross-country course in Whistler, B.C. on Feb. 21, 2010 during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

3. Todd Korol/Reuters

Shaun White of the U.S. let’s his famous red hair loose after his run during the men’s halfpipe qualifying on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2010.

HM. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press

Shingo Doi, of Japan, skates during the men’s 1,500-metre long track speedskating event at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, B.C., on Saturday February 20, 2010.

HM. Wendell Phillips/Independent Photojournalist

Annette Gerritsen of the Netherlands tries to compose herself after crashing in the women’s 500-meter Tuesday at the Richmond Oval.


PICTURE STORY-Sponsored by Leica


1. Peter Power/The Globe and Mail

NUNAVUT-CANADA’S TROUBLED NORTH-The pristine beauty of Cape Dorset gives little hint of the troubles faced by a population struggling to cope with a dramatic transition between their traditional lifestyle of hunting and fishing and their new community based living with a modern economy.

School children try to get close to hunters returning from a seal hunt to the small hamlet of Cape Dorset, Nunavut, Canada on November 10, 2010. Fifty per cent of Nunavut’s children do not graduate from high school and with high unemployment many families still rely on the hunts for much of their food.

Two children play with a soccer ball in the snow in Iqaluit, Nunavut on November 12, 2010.

Artist E.J. Etorolopiaq, is carving a drum dancer out of serpentine, outside of his in-laws home in Apex, Iqaluit, Nunavut on Nov. 6, 2010. Many men depend on the sales of their carvings for income, but some experts say that the demand for traditional art is declining as the market has become saturated.

Inuit carver Johnny Papikatuk is covered with stone dust while carving outside of his home in Cape Dorset, Nunavut on November 9, 2010. The majority of Inuit carvers now use electric power tools to speed up the process, and most, like this man, do not wear a mask, protective glasses, or gloves.

A lack of funding for housing and overcrowding in homes are two of the major issues that Nunavut’s government is facing. At the small home of elder Peter Ningeosiak, 73, live eleven family members. Their lives differ dramatically from the lives depicted by media they receive from the south.

While their is a shortage of housing, some houses still sit vacant and in need of repair. This house, in Cape Dorset, Nunavut on November 9, 2010, was the scene of a murder on Sept. 20th. The family refuses to live their again, and other families are resistant to moving in as well. Police evidence markings with the date are still visible on the floor at the entrance to the living room where the murder occurred.

An intoxicated woman is removed from a home after a disturbance on November 6, 2010, in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. The RCMP detachment in Iqaluit is kept busy every night with domestic calls primarily caused by the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

The Baffin Correctional Centre in the territorial capital of Iqaluit is over crowded and in need of repair. Outside in the fenced courtyard men play dodgeball in the cold air on Nov. 6, 2010.

This man has worked his way up through the system from the juvenile detention centre and now to an isolation cell in the Baffin Correctional Centre. His nickname, “Inuksta,” tattooed across his back is his own Inuit play on the word “gangsta.”

In keeping with tradition, most Inuit refuse to speak frankly about violent incidents in their communities, and refer to them only in broad terms as “the troubles.” But with a renewed sense of urgency a men’s group has evolved and is working within communities to hold healing services, like this one in Repulse Bay, Nunavut on November 13, 2010. Following a day of group therapy they held a healing service open to all members of the community where there were prayers, music and tears as men shared their pain openly and made amends with family members, and people came forward to be healed.

A single word “why” is scratched into a wooden cross that marks a shallow grave in the Anglican Cemetery in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. The rates of suicide and violence in Canada’s newest territory are far beyond those experienced anywhere else in the country.




PHOTOJOURNALIST OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by The Canadian Press

WINNER – Tyler Anderson / The National Post

NOMINEE – Jimmy Jeong / Independent Photojournalist
NOMINEE – John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
NOMINEE – Paul Chiasson / The Canadian Press
NOMINEE – Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun


PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR – Sponsored by Reuters

WINNER – 1st Place: Portrait / Personality – Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun



WINNER – Galit Rodan / Loyalist College


EASTERN CLIP CONTEST WINNER – Sponsored by Loyalist College

Mark Blinch / Reuters


WESTERN CLIP CONTEST WINNER – Sponsored by Langara College

Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press


SPOT NEWS – Sponsored by Don’s Photo

1. Eduardo De Oliveira /Independent Photojournalist
2. Louie Palu / Zuma Press
3. Steve Russell / The Toronto Star


GENERAL NEWS – Sponsored by CNW Group

1. John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
2. Rick Madonik / The Toronto Star
3. Darren Calabrese / The Canadian Press


FEATURE – Sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press

1. Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun
2. Mathieu Belanger /Reuters
3. Peter Power / The Globe and Mail


SOCIAL ISSUES – Sponsored by Headshots

1. Jimmy Jeong / Independent Photojournalist
2. John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
3. Moe Doiron / The Globe and Mail
HM. Olivier Asselin / Independent Photojournalist


PORTRAIT / PERSONALITY – Sponsored by Beau Photo

1. Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun
2. David Lipnowski / Independent Photojournalist
3. Jimmy Jeong / Independent Photojournalist
HM. Jason Franson / Independent Photojournalist


PICTORIAL – Sponsored by Canon Canada

1. Tim Smith / The Brandon Sun
2. Phil Hossack / The Winnipeg Free Press
3. John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
HM. Mathieu Belanger / Reuters


SPORTS ACTION – Sponsored by Nikon Canada

1. Mathieu Belanger / Reuters
2. Bernard Brault / La Presse
3. Cole Burston / Moncton Times & Transcript
HM. Todd Korol / Reuters
HM. Blair Gable / Independent Photojournalist


SPORTS FEATURE – Sponsored by Lowepro

1. John Lehmann / The Globe and Mail
2. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press
3. Bernard Brault / La Presse
HM. Jim Rankin / The Toronto Star


OLYMPIC ACTION – Sponsored by The Camera Store

1. Wendell Phillips / Independent Photojournalist
2. Rick Madonik / The Toronto Star
3. Chris Helgren / Reuters
HM. Todd Korol / Reuters


OLYMPIC FEATURE – Sponsored by The Vancouver Sun & The Province

1. Harrison Ha / Sing Tao Daily
2. Jenna Hauck / The Chilliwack Progress
3. Todd Korol / Reuters
HM. Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press
HM. Wendell Phillips / Independent Photojournalist


PICTURE STORY – Sponsored by Leica

1. Peter Power / The Globe and Mail
2. Brett Gundlock / The National Post
3. Louie Palu / Zuma Press
HM. Olivier Asselin / Independent Photojournalist


SINGLE MULTIMEDIA – Sponsored by The Globe and Mail

1ST PLACE…….The Waiting Game-Thomas Quinet / Bernard Weil – Toronto Star
2ND PLACE……Life On the Line/Turkey / Randy Risling – Toronto Star
3RD PLACE……World Record Dodge Ball Game / Ryan Jackson – Edmonton Journal
HM…………………..Sweet Syrup / Bernard Weil – Toronto Star
HM…………………..Climber / Melissa Tait – TheRecord.com (Kitchener)


TEAM MULTIMEDIA – Sponsored by Vistek

1ST PLACE……The Disabled Comedian / Ryan Jackson, Ben Gelinas – Edmonton Journal
2ND PLACE…..No Running Water / Joe Bryksa, Mike Deal, Tyler Walsh, Gord Preece, Helen Fallding, Julie Carl – Winnipeg Free Press
3RD PLACE…..Afghanistan / Louie Palu – Zuma Press
HM………………….Dementia / Peter Power, Erin Anderssen, Jason Taylor – The Globe and Mail



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