2013 National Pictures of the Year Winners

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA RECOGNIZES TOP PHOTOJOURNALISTS OF 2013

The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of its seventh annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition, held during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event held May 24, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Over the past eight years, NPAC and its generous sponsors have awarded over $100,000 in prize money through the NPOY, making it Canada’s most prestigious and richest photojournalism awards program.

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 of professional and student photojournalists in Canada. NPAC celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism.

 

Photograph of the Year – Jordan Verlage/The Canadian Press – Kevin Yeats hits the water with his cat Momo after narrowly escaping his sinking truck through the rear window after the Highwood River overflowed its banks in the town of High River, Alberta, June 20, 2013.

 

Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by The Canadian Press

John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail

>View nominated portfolios.

 

Photograph of the Year – Sponsored by Reuters

Jordan Verlage, for The Canadian Press

 

Student Photographer of the Year – Sponsored by SAIT

Hannah Yoon

>View nominated student portfolios.

 

General News – Sponsored by CNW Group

1. John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail
2. Moe Doiron, The Globe and Mail
3. John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail

 

Spot News – Sponsored by The Camera Store

1. Jordan Verlage, for The Canadian Press
2. Nick Iwanyshyn, York Region Media Group
3. Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record
HM: Mathieu Bélanger, for Reuters
HM: Lars Hagberg, for The Canadian Press

 

Sports Action – Sponsored by Nikon

1. Jonathan Hayward, The Canadian Press
2. John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail
3. Amber Bracken, Edmonton Sun
HM: Stuart Gradon, Calgary Herald

 

Sports Feature – Sponsored by Lowepro

1. Peter Power, The Globe and Mail
2. Andy Clark, Reuters
3. Taehoon Kim, for The Concord Monitor
HM: Chris Young, for The Canadian Press

 

Feature – Sponsored by the Winnipeg Free Press

1. Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press
2. Matthew Sherwood, Freelance
3. John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail

 

Pictorial – Sponsored by Canon

1. Tim Smith, Brandon Sun
2. Nathan Denette, The Canadian Press
3. Tyler Anderson, National Post

 

Portrait / Personality – Sponsored by Beau Photo

1. Darren Calabrese, National Post
2. Taehoon Kim, for The Concord Monitor
3. Darren Calabrese, National Post

 

Social Issues – Sponsored by ONA Bags

1. Kevin Van Paassen, The Globe and Mail
2. Michelle Siu for The Globe and Mail
3. Marta Iwanek, Independent
HM: Ruth Bonneville, Winnipeg Free Press

 

>View all nominated single photographs.

 

Picture Story – Sponsored by Leica

1. Michelle Siu, Freelance
2. Marco Campanozzi, La Presse
3. Amber Bracken, Freelance
HM: Liam Maloney, Polaris Images

>View nominated pictures stories.

 

Single Multimedia

1. Taehoon Kim, Freelance
2. Marta Iwanek, Freelance for the Waterloo Region Record
3. Mathew McCarthy, Waterloo Region Record

 

Team Multimedia – Sponsored by Vistek

1. Joe Bryksa and Melissa Tait, Winnipeg Free Press
2. Patrick Callbeck, Tom Hicken, Marta Iwanek and Justin Tang, Freelance
3. Ryan Jackson and Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal

>View all nominated multimedia projects.

 

 

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