2009 NPAC Conference Info

NPAC 2009 National Pictures of the Year Gala announces:

Louie Palu as Canada’s 2008 Photojournalist of the Year, sponsored by The Canadian Press.

Darren Calabrese, Photograph of the Year sponsored by Reuters.
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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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