National Pictures of The Year 2016 – Rule Change

 

After careful consideration, the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) executive has decided to temporarily repeal the mandatory requirement for a photo story in the Photojournalist of the Year (PJOY) contest entry.

NPAC continually works to reflect the contemporary state of the industry. It was with this in mind that changes to this year’s National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) competition were made. We increased the maximum number of images from 12 to 18 in the PJOY entry and made it mandatory to include a picture story/essay. In the same spirit, we divided the Picture Story category into two categories, one for news and one for feature stories, and modernized the requirements for the Student Photographer of the Year category.
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Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award 2017

Photographer Tom Hanson prepares to board the Liberal Party’s campaign plane in this undated photo. (Photo Tony Caldwell/The Canadian Press/Ottawa Sun)

Applications for the eighth annual Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award are now being accepted.

This six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto is designed to give an up-and-coming news photographer the chance to perform on the national stage.
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2015 NPOY Student Photographer of the Year Nominees

The nominees for Student Photographer of the Year are (in alphabetical order):

Andrew Johnson, Loyalist College.
Zachary Prong, Loyalist College.
Jesse Winter, Carleton University.

The portfolios (below) include single images and picture stories.

 

Andrew Johnson

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2015 National Pictures of the Year Finalists

 

CANADIAN NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS HONOURED

Vancouver, BC: Great photos tell stories. They transcend language and cultural barriers and speak to basic human nature. A great photo is a snapshot of time that can reveal the world’s most profound tales of heartbreak, joy and reality with one single image.

Today, the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to recognize the excellence represented in submissions by 135 of Canada’s outstanding photojournalists in announcing the nominations in the ninth annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition.

More than 2,000 photographs along with 25 multimedia productions from across Canada were entered in this year’s competition, representing a spectacular body of work.

The 2015 NPOY judging committee was made up of some of the most prominent and visionary Canadian photojournalists. They were tasked with judging the entries during a live-streamed online event that was watched by photographers, students and the public.
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2015 NPOY Photojournalist of the Year Nominees

2015 NPOY Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by The Canadian Press
(Listed in alphabetical order)

 

Tyler Anderson – National Post


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