2008 Photojournalist of the Year & Photo of the Year awards

News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) award recipient, Canadian photojournalist Louie Palu received the highest honour, fittingly atop the highest building in the country, during NPAC’s 2008 National Pictures of the Year awards ceremony. Palu was named Photographer of the Year for his work in Afghanistan and Cuba for Zuma Press.

Runners-up for Photographer of the Year included Darren Calabrese (Ottawa Sun / freelance), Sami Siva (freelance) and Jason Franson (Edmonton Sun).

In the Photo of the Year category, Darren Calabrese won first place with a freelance piece shot in Tanzania. Louie Palu (Zuma Press) had an honourable mention for his work produced in Guantanamo Bay.

Student Photographer of the Year was awarded to John Hanley from Loyalist College.

Winning pictures can be seen here.

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Canadian news photographers honoured – 2007 NPOY Winners

VANCOUVER, April 20 /CNW/ – The time has come to reward the creative and dramatic works that grace the pages of Canada’s news publications. These images are recognized for blending the best of traditional photographic skills with the imagination and expertise of the photographer who demonstrates an ability to capture a dramatic quality, theatrical grace, or poetry of motion, in a single image. This is the essence of classic journalistic tradition.


Picture Of The Year: Top hat in arch / Bernard Brault – La Presse

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NPAC’s 2007 NPOY Nominations


Vancouver, British Columbia: It can be argued that there is no greater power in journalism than the straight-forward truthfulness of a single image. It is in that spirit that the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to recognize the excellence represented in submissions by 123 of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists in announcing the nominations in the second annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition.

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