What a weekend for Loyalist College Photojournalism!
This past weekend, April 27 and 28, journalists from across Canada were honoured by a variety of professional organizations, Rarely do these various groups hold their awards galas on the same weekend. This year was the exception! The National Newspaper Awards, The News Photographer’s Association of Canada, and the Canadian Association of Journalists met to honour the best of Canadian journalism. This was preceded by awards ceremonies held by the Canadian Community Newspaper Association and the Ontario Community Newspaper Association recently to honour the best from across Canada. Additionally, the Sony World Photography Awards were announced recently.
In this our 25th year of Photojournalism education in Canada here at Loyalist, we are especially proud of our Photojournalism family members. The honourees are spread across those 25 years. Congratulations to all!
We have done our best to assemble a list of winners from the various organizations. If we have missed anyone, our apologies! Let us know and we will add any we have overlooked!
National Newspaper Award Winners
News Feature Photography: Winner: Chris Wattie, Reuters, for a photo (above) of Jack Layton’s casket in the foreground of a sea of faces; Runners-up: John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail, for a photo of a 13-person canoe about to leave on an expedition visiting remote native villages between Tofino and Port Alberni; Tara Walton, Toronto Star, for a photo of an elderly Alzheimer’s patient who had been sexually assaulted.
Sports Photography: Winner: Derek Ruttan of the London Free Press for a hurdles runner outdistancing his opponents at a high school meet.
Feature Photography: Runner-up: Mathew McCarthy of the Waterloo Region Record for photo of a woman with an umbrella seen through rain droplets on a car window.
News Photography: Winner: Rich Lam (former fast track student!) of Getty Images for a photo of a couple kissing during the Vancouver Stanley Cup riots; Runner-up: Steve Russell of the Toronto Star of a photo of Jack Layton just after the election results were known.
NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA SELECTS TOP PHOTOJOURNALISTS OF 2011
OTTAWA, April 29, 2012 /CNW/ – The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) has announced the winners of its annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) award during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event in Ottawa, Ontario on April 28, 2012.
NPAC NPOY Organizer, Ric Ernst, says once again the judges where overwhelmed with the quality of work submitted by the photographers. “The nominated photos transport the viewer to a different time and place, allowing them to experience a moment as if it was their own,” says Ernst. “The judges found it incredibly difficult to select the winners, but feel they chose the photographs that best established a connection with the subject.”
The News Photographers Association of Canada’s 2011 National Pictures of the Year Loyalist contingent Winners are:
Spot News – Sponsored by The Camera Store
2. Tijana Martin – Independent
3. Deborah Baic – The Globe and Mail
Honorable Mention: Tyler Anderson – The National Post
General News – Sponsored by CNW
2. Rick Madonik – The Toronto Star
3. Jeff McIntosh – The Canadian Press
Feature sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press
- Carlos Osorio – The Toronto Star
Portrait / Personality sponsored by Beau Photo
1. John Lehmann – The Globe and Mail
Sports Action sponsored by Nikon Canada
1. Steve Russell – The Toronto Star
Sports Feature sponsored by Lowepro Canada
3. Ben Nelms – Reuters
Pictorial sponsored by Canon Canada
2. John Lehmann – The Globe and Mail
Social Issue sponsored by Headshots
2. Matthew Sherwood – Independent
Single Multimedia sponsored by The Globe and Mail
3. Melissa Tait – The Record.com (Kitchener)
Honorable Mention: Ryan Jackson – The Edmonton Journal
Picture Story – Sponsored by Leica
Honorable Mention: Peter Power – The Globe and Mail
Photojournalist of the Year winner & finalists – Sponsored by Reuters
Steve Russell – The Toronto Star
John Lehmann – The Globe and Mail
Rick Madonik – The Toronto Star
Student Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by SAIT
Chloe Ellingson – Loyalist College
2011 Western Regional Monthly Clips Winner
John Lehmann – The Globe and Mail
Ontario Community Newspaper Award Winners
Premier Award — Student Photography
First – Galit Rodan – Beyond the change jar
Judge’s comments: “The first place image was obvious – a great photo of a difficult subject. Galit Rodan put herself in an uncomfortable place to capture this image, really well done.”
Second – Leah Myers – Cars and Scars
Judge’s comments: “Another well crafted photo, nice feel in black and white and perfectly cropped. Another difficult subject which was handled nicely by the photographer, Leah Myers.”
Third – Hadas Parush – The stuff of Alan Bridge
Overall a nice image, great leading lines of the stairs that frame the subject. Nice tones of colour and great body language from the subject added to that cluttered feeling of the photo.
Some nice entries in this category, a really nice mix of feature, sports and news images. The top three photos really jumped to the front of the line.
Premier Award-Student News Writing-Honourable Mention
Former student Nathan Rochford — Son gives gift of life to dad
A story about former Loyalist College registrar Charles Benson receiving a kidney from his son. The story was called “a touching, well-written story” by the judge.
The following Loyalist photojournalism graduates won or placed in the OCNA photography category awards:
- Lance Anderson, Peterborough This Week, Winner, Best Spot News Photo
- Karen Longwell, The Northumberland News, Winner, Best Feature Photo, circulation 10,000+
- Ryan Pfeiffer, Pickering News Advertiser, nominated for Photographer of the Year, placed third
Canadian Association of Journalists
CAJ Awards – Photojournalism category Portfolio entry
Winner: Steve Russell-The Toronto Star
— Steve is a Loyalist photojournalism graduate and a current member of the Loyalist College photojournalism advisory committee
2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards
Winners and placers
Loyalist Grads and former students
Newspapers Canada is honoured to recognize the winners of the 2012 Canadian Community Newspaper Awards. The annual national awards program celebrates excellence in community publishing from coast to coast and recognizes the very best in editorial, photography and multimedia initiatives from our CCNA-member community newspapers.
Some Loyalist photojournalism graduate winners include:
Galit Rodan (with a fellow journalist) for Best News Story (circulation 4,000 to 12,499) for NWT News/North
Adrienne Fox for Best Feature Series (circulation 4,000 to 12,499) for Wawatay News
Ian Stewart for Best Spot News Photo (circulation 4,000 to 12,499) for The Yukon News
Ryan Pfeiffer for Best Spot News Photo (circulation 12,500 and over) for the Pickering News Advertiser
Seung-Chul Baik, second place for Best Spot News Photo (circulation 12,500 and over) for The Richmond Review
Jenna Hauck, third place for Best Spot News Photo (circulation 12,500 and over) plus first place for Best Photo Illustration for The Chilliwack Review.
Adam Jackson for Best Sports Photo (circulation 4,000 to 12,499) for The Ponoka News
Former student Michelle Siu, for Best Sports Photo (circulation 12,500 and over) for The Oakville Beaver.
Jon Muldoon, third place, for Best Sports Photo, (circulation up to 3,999) for The Interior News
Lance Anderson, third place, for Best Photo Essay (circulation 12,500 and
Boaz Joseph, second place for Best Photo Essay (circulation 12,500 and over for The Leader Surrey/North Delta BC
Sony World Photography Awards
PHOTOJOURNALISM & DOCUMENTARY
Winner: Donald Weber (Canada) / VII PHOTO
Some links to follow for more images!