2012 Year in Pictures (2013 Contest)

Results of the 2012 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest. These photos will appear in the NYPPA 2013 Annual | Meet The Judges| Multimedia results

Best in Show for 2013

Sponsored by THOMSEN-REUTERS

Best in Show for 2013 is James Keivom of the Daily News

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by CANON

Photographer of the Year for 2013 is David Goldman for the Associated Press

Spot News

Sponsored by DAILY NEWS

1st Place - Tony Kurdzuk - The Star-Ledger — "Death In the Family"

2nd Place - Norman Y. Lono - Contract, Daily News — "The Pain of Losing a Child"

3rd Place - Jefferson Siegel - Freelance — "Occupy The Church"

HM - Kevin Coughlin - Freelance — "My Son is Dead, My Son is Dead!"

HM - Debbie Egan-Chin - Daily News — "Eyes on the Fire"

EA - Michael Appleton - Freelance — "Murder"

EA - Noah K. Murray - Daily News — "Jumper Up"

EA - Jefferson Siegel - Freelance — "Alec Baldwin Attacks Photojournalist"

EA - Anthony DelMundo - Daily News — "Car Crash Survivor"

General News

Sponsored by ASSOCIATED PRESS

1st Place - Enid Alvarez - Daily News — "Family in Grief"

2nd Place - James Keivom - Daily News — "Hurricane Isaac"

3rd Place - John Minchillo - Freelance — "I Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

HM - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Newtown Grief"

HM - Jefferson Siegel - Freelance, Daily News — "Sex Traffickers in Court"

EA - Debbie Egan-Chin - Daily News — "Don't Go!"

EA - Michael Nagle - Freelance, Getty Images — "Space Shuttle Enterprise Carried By Barge"

EA - Shannon Stapleton - Reuters — "Losing a Loved One"

EA - James Keivom - Daily News — "Aurora Movie Theatre Mass Shooting"

News Picture Story

Sponsored by TBA

1st Place - James Keivom - Daily News — "Hurricane Sandy"

2nd Place - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Second Time Around"

3rd Place - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Surviving Sandy: Portraits from Staten Island, New York"

HM - Lucas Jackson - Reuters — "Waterworld"

HM - David Goldman - Associated Press — "A Small Town Grieves"

Feature

Sponsored by THE STAR-LEDGER

1st Place - Aristide Economopoulos - The Star-Ledger — "Go Tell It on the Mountain"

2nd Place - Jefferson Siegel - Daily News — "A Soldier's Torah"

3rd Place - Andrew Kelly - Freelance — "Early Man"

HM - Ed Murray - The Star-Ledger — "Fun on the Fourth"

HM - Hiroko Masuike - The New York Times — "Sending Off The Spirits of Tsunami Victims"

EA - Ed Murray - The Star-Ledger — "Eyes on the Runway"

EA - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Olson's Shot"

Feature Picture Story

Sponsored by ADORAMA

1st Place - Shannon Stapleton - Reuters — "Asberger's Syndrome: Matthew"

2nd Place - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Brazil Faces Environmental Challenges in Amazon"

3rd Place - Chang W. Lee - The New York Times — "Nights in East Village"

HM - Allison Joyce - Freelance — "Untitled"

HM - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Saving Auburn Avenue"

Pictorial

Sponsored by DANE ELEC

1st Place - Lucas Jackson - Reuters — "Load In"

2nd Place - Julio Cortez - Associated Press — "Traffick Lights"

3rd Place - Aristide Economopoulos - The Star-Ledger — "After the Fire"

HM - Tony Kurdzuk - The Star-Ledger — "Jet Star by Moonlight"

HM - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Memorial Day"

EA - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Manhattan Heat"

EA - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Nor'Easter"

EA - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Debate Heel"

Portrait

Sponsored by TBA

1st Place - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Projects Without Heat"

2nd Place - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Civil Rights Legend"

3rd Place - Shannon Stapleton - Reuters — "Asberger's Syndrome"

HM - Gary Hershorn - Reuters — "Dressed for the School Play"

HM - Alejandra Villa - Newsday — "Cancer Survivor"

EA - Todd Maisel - Daily News - "Too Close to Home"

EA - David Sanders - Freelance, New York Times — "Saxophone

EA - Robert Sabo - Daily News — "Twins"

Animals

Sponsored by WORLDWIDE MEDIA GROUP

1st Place - Allison Joyce - Freelance — "Untitled"

2nd Place - Bruce Bennett - Getty Images — "Mudders"

3rd Place - Jason Decrow - Freelance - "Untitled"

HM - Anthony DelMundo - Daily News — "Spider

HM - Lucas Jackson - Reuters — "Touch"

EA - Bruce Cotler - Freelance — "Eagle Challenger"

EA - David Handschuh - Daily News — "Finding Nemo"

EA - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Food in the Storm"

Sports Action

Sponsored by NIKON

1st Place - Chang W. Lee - The New York Times — "428 lbs."

2nd Place - Al Bello - Getty Images — "In Synchro"

3rd Place - Julio Cortez - Associated Press — "Untitled"

HM - William Perlman - The Star-Ledger - "Loose Ball"

HM - Barton Silverman - The New York Times — "Eyes On The Ball"

EA - Julie Jacobson - Associated Press — "Last Trick"

EA - Barton Silverman - The New York Times — "Safe At Home Plate"

EA - Al Bello - Getty Images – "Heart Shaped Dive"

EA - Al Bello - Getty Images — "Jeter is Broken"

EA - Al Bello - Getty Images — "Uppercut"

EA - Al Bello - Getty Images — "Takeoff"

EA - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Falling Down Against Australia"

Sports Feature

Sponsored by GETTY IMAGES

1st Place - Andrew Mills - The Star-Ledger — "A Moment Alone"

2nd Place - Uli Seit Freelance, The New York Times — "P.J. Carlesimo's Debut"

3rd Place - Ed Murray - The Star-Ledger — "One for the Fans"

HM - Saed Hindash - The Star-Ledger - "Fat Head"

HM - Craig Ruttle - Freelance — "Host Runner"

EA - Julio Cortez - Associated Press — "Untitled"

EA - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Super Bowl Coaches"

EA - Tony Kurdzuk - The Star-Ledger — "Celebrating With Lord Stanley"

EA - Mike Segar - Reuters — "American Gold Again"

EA - Robert Sabo - Daily News — "Flip Wilson"

EA - Andrew Theordorakis - Daily News — "J.R. Down"

EA - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Celebrating Ibanez’s Magic"

EA - Robert Sabo - Daily News — "Big Attention Getter"

Sports Picture Story

Sponsored by TBA

1st Place - Kristen Luce - Freelance, The New York Times - "Untitled"

2nd Place - Al Bello - Getty Images — "AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix"

3rd Place - Saed Hindash - The Star-Ledger — "Twinkles"

HM - Al Bello - Getty Images — "2012 Belmont Stakes"

HM - Aristide Economopoulos - The Star-Ledger — "Elite Boxing Gym"

The Face of New York

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1st Place - Chad Rachman - New York Post — "New Year Crowd"

2nd Place - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Orthodox Rally at Citi Field"

3rd Place - Chad Rachman - New York Post - "Warm Weather II"

HM - Michael Nagle - The New York Times — "Rivington and Essex"

HM - Hiroko Masuike - Freelance, The New York Times — "I Am Five, and I Love Fashion"

EA - Marc Hermann Freelance, Daily News — "Crime News"

EA - Daniella Zalcman - Wall Street Journal — "Backstage at Harlem's Fashion Row"

EA - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Nor'Easter"

Editorial Illustration

Sponsored by Imagenomic

1st Place - Patrick Carroll - Daily News (Retired) — "Final Pieces Of The Puzzle"

2nd Place - John Karsten Moran - The Riverdale Press — "The World Trade Center Towers Rise over Lower Manhattan"

3rd Place - Patrick Carroll, Daily News (Retired) — "Main Street, USA"

HM - David Handschuh - Daily News — "Mezcal Cocktail"

HM - Chad Rachman - New York Post — "WTC RISING V"

Hurricane Sandy

Sponsored by TBA

1st Place - Alejandra Villa - Newsday — "Untitled"

2nd Place - James Keivom - Daily News — "Hurricane Sandy"

3rd Place - Allison Joyce - Freelance — "Untitled"

HM - James Keivom - Daily News — "Hurricane Sandy"

HM - Gary Hershorn - Reuters — "Carried out of the Flood"

EA - Joe Marino - Daily News — "Sandy Stirs"

EA - Bryan Smith - Freelance for Daily News — "Hurricane Sandy Hits the Rockaways"

EA - Julio Cortez - Associated Press — "Untitled"

EA - Mario Tama - Getty Images — "Seaside Heights"

EA - Chang W. Lee - The New York Times — "Makeshift BBQ"

EA - David Sanders - Freelance - "Breezy Point"

EA - James Keivom - Daily News — "Hurricane Sandy"

EA - Mark Bonifacio - Daily News — "Untitled"

EA - Joe Marino - Daily News — "Ruined"

EA - Aristide Economopoulos - The Star-Ledger — "SANDY'S WRATH"

Campaign 2012

Sponsored by EUROPEAN PRESSE AGENCY

1st Place - Allison Joyce - Freelance - "Untitled"

2nd Place - Shannon Stapleton - Reuters — "Guarding Mitt"

3rd Place - Robert Sabo - Daily News — "Voting in the Dark"

HM - Mike Segar - Reuters — "Blue Newt"

HM - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Marquis Election"

EA - David Goldman - Associated Press — "Cheerleader"

EA - Bryan Smith - Freelance, Daily News Skywatchers — "The Fundraiser Lookout"

EA - Kirsten Luce - Freelance, The New York Times — "Election Night Celebration"

EA - Julie Jacobson - Associated Press — "Hoping for Answers"

Instagram

Sponsored by TBA

1st Place - Chad Rachman - New York Post — "Give Me Your Tired"

2nd Place - Julia Xanthos - Daily News — "Pet Rats"

3rd Place - David Handschuh - Daily News — "Tattered Flag"

HM - Aristide Economopoulos - The Star-Ledger — "Jump for Water"

HM - David Handschuh - Daily News — "Flag"

EA - Daniella Zalcman - Freelance — "New York and London"

EA - David Handschuh - Daily News — "Sneakers"

EA - Frances Micklow - The Star-Ledger — "Pink Party"

EA - John Angelillo - United Press International — "Yankees Take the Field"

Multimedia Short Form

1st Place John Munson, The Star-Ledger Painting the Cables on the George Washington Bridge

2nd Place--Andrew Theodorakis Daily News Tribute in Light

3rd Place Chris Ware, Newsday Democratic convention

HM Chris Ware, Newsday Riverhead Street Painting Festival

HM Mike Roy The Star-Ledger Established in 1947, De Lorenzo's Tomato Pie on Hudson Street in Trenton to close on January 15th

Multimedia Long Form

1st Place--Nyier Abdou The Star-Ledger The Twinkles: Chasing Perfection

2nd Place Alejandra Villa Newsday Against All Odds

3rd Place--Adya Beasley The Star-Ledger The Choice

HM Rebecca Davis Daily News McSorley's bartender poet

HM Andre Malok The Star-Ledger Tattoo fundraiser raises money for an Andover boy suffering from a rare brain disease

2013 NYPPA JUDGES

Ron Haviv is a photojournalist, producing work covering a broad spectrum of international conflict. He is the author of several photographic collections and the recipient of a number of awards.

Haviv is also a co-founder of VII Photo Agency, which is dedicated to documenting change, conflict, and development of individuals, cultures and societies worldwide.

He also lectures at universities, conducts workshops worldwide, and has appeared on a number of television news shows.

Yunghi Kim came to the United States from her native South Korea at age 10. She graduated from Boston University in 1984 and began her career as a photographer at The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass., before moving to The Boston Globe where she was a staff photographer for seven years. Kim was a member of Contact Press Images in 1995 and left the agencyin 2008.

Kim has covered conflicts and in-depth, issue-driven stories all over the world. Intimate storytelling and giving a voice to her subjects through the camera remain important to her.

A turning point in Kim's career came in 1992 covering the famine in Somalia for The Boston Globe. She and a reporter were pinned down by heavy fighting and taken hostage by warlord Siad Hersey Morgan. Intervention by the United Nations and CARE resulted in their rescue after 13 hours in captivity. Kim returned to Somalia a few days later to complete her assignment, and again months later to cover the entry of US troops into the region. Her coverage of the Somali famine was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize that year.

Ron Cortes received the Pulitzer Prize in 1997 for explanatory journalism as a photojournalist with the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was awarded the prize for his photography in a series on the choices that confronted critically ill patients who sought to die with dignity.

Cortes is a native Texan, born in San Antonio, and a University of Texas graduate. He received a degree in mathematics in 1966 and taught for 10 years in Texas, California and Tehran, Iran. He returned to UT in 1978 to do postgraduate work in photojournalism.

Cortes began his photojournalism career in 1981 at the News Journal in Wilmington, Del. In 1987 he joined the Philadelphia Inquirer staff.

He has covered stories in Cuba, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Haiti.