2016 NPOY Judging

The judging of the 2016 National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) in Toronto on February 11, 2017, has concluded. The finalists will be announced in about 10 days. Winners will be announced in Toronto on May 6, 2017, during NPAC’s annual Photojournalism Conference.


The judges were:

Erin Elder

Erin’s career in photojournalism includes being the photo editor at The Globe and Mail for several years. Today, she works at developing, implementing and managing strategic digital partnerships that drive sales revenue, audience and content at the Globe and Mail. Erin is a passionate promoter of social documentary photography across all platforms.


Marcus Oleniuk

For the past 25 years, Marcus has travelled the world with his camera covering social issues, conflicts and politics. He has published several books and been involved with numerous exhibits and documentaries. His latest project explored the sense of identity and belonging among refugees and asylum seekers in Britain.


Setareh Sarmadi

Setareh worked for several years as a contributing photo editor at publications that include Canadian Business, Maclean’s and Sportsnet. She now is an art buyer (meaning images, folks) at Sid Lee, a creative service firm with offices around the world.


The moderator was Ric Ernst.

Video production by Ryan Jackson.


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