2013 Year in Pictures (2014 Contest)

Results of the 2013 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest. These photos will appear in the NYPPA 2014 Annual | Meet The Judges| Multimedia results

 

Best in Show for 2014

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Best in Show for 2014 is Al Bello/Getty Images for "Synchronized diving"

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Photographer of the Year for 2014 is Kirsten Luce, Freelance

Spot News

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1st Place - HORROR - Joe Marino/Daily News

2nd Place - Double Murder - Norman Y. Lono/Contract Photographer

3rd Place - HORROR (2) - Joe Marino/Daily News

HM - Granddaughter Murdered - Debbie Egan-Chin/Daily News

HM - Accident- James Keivom/Daily News

EA - Body Removal - Mark Bonifacio/Daily News

EA - Cry baby - Todd Maisel/Daily News

EA - Train Wreck - Mark Bonifacio/Daily News

EA - Police Arrest Man - Michael Nagle/Freelance The New York Times

General News

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1st Place - Vigil - James Keivom/Daily News

2nd Place - Grief at double funeral - Debbie Egan-Chin/Daily News

3rd Place - Barren Lot in Union Beach - Norman Y. Lono/Contract Photographer

HM - Mourners - James Keivom/Daily News

HM - Crying mother - David Handschuh/Daily News

EA - Hassidic Funeral - Todd Maisel/Daily News

EA - Final touch - Debbie Egan-Chin/Daily News

EA - Hassidic Funeral (2) - Todd Maisel/Daily News

News Picture Story

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1st Place - Rally for Trayvon - David Goldman/Associated Press

2nd Place - Kimani Gray - Michael Nagle/Freelance New York Times

3rd Place - Manhunt for Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown - James Keivom/Daily News

HM - STOP/FRISK - Joe Marino/Daily News

HM - A Bomber is Captured - Craig Ruttle/Freelance

Feature

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1st Place - Pageant Face - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

2nd Place - Geechee dumpster - David Goldman/Associated Press

3rd Place - Citizens of Ayutla de los Libres - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

HM - Bullied - Julia Xanthos/Daily News

HM - Sleeping Beauty - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

EA - Chris Christie victory - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger

EA - Natacha - Jason DeCrow/Freelance

EA - Flag Day children - Craig Ruttle/Freelance

Feature Picture Story

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1st Place - Vigilante Justice in Mexico - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

2nd Place - Forty Days - David Goldman/Associated Press

3rd Place - Model Deconstructed - Jennifer Altman/New York Times

HM - The Last Polka - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

HM - Coney Island - New York City's Summer Playground - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

Pictorial

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1st Place - Plastic bag hat - David Goldman/Associated Press

2nd Place - Taxi reflection - David Handschuh/Daily News

3rd Place - Scenes from J'ouvert - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

HM - Lavander fields - David Handschuh/Daily News

HM - Helicopter flight over the Mendenhall Glacier - David Handschuh/Daily News

EA - Quiet evening - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

EA - Union Beach on 9/11 - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger

EA - Rain Room - John Karsten Moran/Independent

EA - Pizza - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger

Portrait

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1st Place - Robert De Niro - Jennifer Altman/Freelance

2nd Place - Alan Cumming - Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

3rd Place - Cutting weight - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger

HM - Citizens of Ayutla de los Libres - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

HM - Bad dreams - Debbie Egan-Chin/Daily News

EA - Cyndi Lauper - Jennifer Altman/Freelance

EA - Eddie Wilson - David Goldman/Associated Press

EA - Lou Reed - Chad Rachman/New York Post

EA - Edith Windsor - Craig Ruttle/Freelance

Animals

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1st Place - Dead horses - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

2nd Place - Duke - Michael Nagle/New York Times

3rd Place - Pet fashion show - Michael Nagle/Getty Images

HM - Tortoise - Chad Rachman/New York Post

HM - Praying mantis - Tom Ferrara/Newsday

EA - Jelly fish - Bruce Cotler/Freelance

EA - Red fox - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger

Sports Action

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1st Place - Synchronised diving - Al Bello/Getty Images

2nd Place - Synchronised dive - Al Bello/Getty Images

3rd Place - Sacked - Robert Sabo/Daily News

HM - Head crush - Robert Sabo/Daily News

HM - Russia combination - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - September swell - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger

EA - Face guard - William Perlman/The Star-Ledger

EA - Face punch - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Mixed Martial Arts - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger

EA - Collision - Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

EA - Dive - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Stop catch - Robert Sabo/Daily News

EA - Punch landed - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Synchronised diving (2) - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Platform dive - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Forehand - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Heavyweight punch - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Breaststroke - Al Bello/Getty Images

Sports Feature

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1st Place - Rafael Nadal victory - Al Bello/Getty Images

2nd Place - Battle for the puck - Al Bello/Getty Images

3rd Place - Mariano Rivera's final game - Thomas Ferrara/Newsday

HM - Kiss on the ice - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger

HM - Angry manager - Robert Sabo/Daily News

EA - Ravens celebration - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Buzzer celebration - Ray Stubblebine/Freelance

EA - Joyous Jacobs - Tim Farrell/Freelance

EA - Raquet bite - Robert Sabo/Daily News

EA - Makdessi knockout - Al Bello/Getty Images

EA - Backflip - Robert Deutsch/USA Today

Sports Picture Story

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1st Place - USA Diving Grand Prix - Al Bello/Getty Images

2nd Place - Mixed Martial Arts - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger

3rd Place - US Open Tennis - David Goldman/Associated Press

HM - Spring Training Baseball - David Goldman/Associated Press

HM - Mariano Rivera's final game - Thomas Ferrara/Newsday

The Face of New York

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1st Place - Spider-Man - Craig Ruttle/Freelance

2nd Place - Grand Central - Craig Ruttle/Freelance

3rd Place - Coney Drool - Aristide Economopoulos/ The Star-Ledger

HM - Al & A Friend - Aristide Economopoulos/ The Star-Ledger

HM - The Weiners - Joe Marino/Daily News

EA - New Year's Eve - Thomas Ferrara/Newsday

EA - Times Square Elegance - Aristide Economopoulos/ The Star-Ledger

EA - Stylish Couple #1 - Aristide Economopoulos/ The Star-Ledger

EA - Poetry while you wait - MarkDye/Con Edison Photo Bureau

National/International News

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1st Place - Boston Bombing vigil - James Keivom/Daily News

2nd Place - Protesters - David Goldman/Associated Press

3rd Place - Daiki plant - David Goldman/Associated Press

HM - Guatemalan migrants - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

HM - Oklahoma tornado - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

EA - Smuggled migrants - Kirsten Luce/Freelance

EA - Watertown manhunt - James Keivom/Daily News

EA - Watertown vigil - James Keivom/Daily News

Editorial Illustration

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1st Place - TERMINAL RAYS - Patrick J. Carroll/Daily News Retired

2nd Place - Oldest living Brooklyn Dodger - John Karsten Moran/Freelance

3rd Place - Lightning bolt - Mark Dye/Con Edison Photo Bureau

HM - TORRENTS AND TRAFFIC - Patrick J. Carroll/Daily News Retired

HM - RISING ABOVE THE CLOUDS - Patrick J. Carroll/Daily News Retired

Instagram

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1st Place - Beware of - Julia Xanthos/Daily News

2nd Place - Laundry - Julia Xanthos/Daily News

3rd Place - Staten Island Ferry commuters - Chad Rachman/New York Post

HM - Master chess player - Pearl Gabel/Daily News

HM - Trenches - Marc Hermann/Freelance

EA - Night - Julia Xanthos/Daily News

EA - GW Bridge - David Handschuh/Daily News

EA - Sleepy Hollow - Chad Rachman/New York Post

EA - Traffic on 9th Ave - Andrew Thedorakis/Daily News

EA - Cell check - Julia Xanthos/Daily News

Multimedia Short Form

1st Place - Mother's Love - Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger

2nd Place - Amphibian Migration - Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger

3rd Place - Paralyzed painter - Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger

Multimedia Long Form

1st Place - Young NJ Athlete - Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger

2nd Place - Saving Shabazz - Mike Roy/The Star-Ledger

3rd Place - Behind the Scenes of One of NJ's First Gay Marriage - Adya Beasley/The Star-Ledger

HM - Being George - Adya Beasley and Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger

HM - Researchers Optimistic - Andre Malok/The Star-Ledger

HM - Sound of Sight: Overcoming the Challenges of Vision Loss Through Blind Baseball - David Goldman/Associated Press

2014 NYPPA JUDGES

Win McNamee

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Win McNamee of Getty Images won Political Photo of the Year for an image of President Barack Obama speaking at a White House briefing room about the Trayvon Martin case. McNamee also won first place in the Presidential category

Win was a senior staff photographer for Reuters News Service. From the beginning of his career, at The Columbia State Newspaper in South Carolina, Win was gathering notice and awards for his work. He won the newspaper's coveted Portfolio Award during his first year after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a degree in photography. 

April Saul is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She specializes in documentary photojournalism.

Saul has photographed and written for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1981. In 1997, Saul, along with Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez and photographer Ron Cortes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles on end-of-life care, telling the stories of terminally-ill patients who wished to die with dignity.

She grew up in East Brunswick, NJ. She got her BA in English from Tufts University and her MA in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota 

Saul became a photographer at The Baltimore Sun in 1980, and the following year, joined the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was the first recipient of the Nikon/ NPPA Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her work on Hmong refugees in 1985.

Over the last twenty-five years, she has won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy JournalismAward, the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography and on various occasions, been named Photographer of the Year by the Northern Short Course, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association.

In January 2006, Saul "vowed to document in words and photos the death of every child by gun in the eight-county Philadelphia region in 2006." The resulting column in the Philadelphia Inquirer was called "Kids, Guns and a Deadly Toll."

Barry Chin, a staff photographer at the Boston Globe since 1987, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a staff photographer for the Boston. During Chin's career at the Boston Globe he received the National Headliners Award for Spot News in 1989 for coverage of Hurricane Hugo.

In 1996, he was first place winner of the International Olympic Committee's Best of Sport Photographic Contest, Golden Lens Award, and recipient of The National Headliners Award for Sports Action. He also won second place for Sports Picture Story in The World Press Photo Contest.

Barry has covered the 1992, 2002 and 2004 Olympic games. He won Best of Show & 1st place Feature in the 2003 National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest and 1st place Action in 2004. He has received numerous awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Boston Press Photographers Association, and the Associated Press. He received a 1st place sports portfolio award in 2004 from the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism Photo Contest and 2nd place sports portfolio award in the annual Pictures of The Year contest that same year.