2017 Year in Pictures (2018 Contest)

Results of the 83rd Annual Photography & Multimedia Contest, 2017 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest, judged in 2018. The Best in Show and Portfolio will be announced at the NYPPA annual awards ceremony being held May 17 at Gallery 198 in Brooklyn.   - Multimedia results | Meet the Judges


"PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR" 2018 Sponsored by Canon

Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media

 NYPPA President Bruce Cotler presents Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media with The Canon Photographer of the Year Award at the 198 Gallery in Brooklyn on May 17, 2018

NYPPA President Bruce Cotler presents Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media with The Canon Photographer of the Year Award at the 198 Gallery in Brooklyn on May 17, 2018

 

"BEST IN SHOW" 2018 Sponsored by FujiFilm

Byron Smith | Independent - "We Can't Be Sure" 

 NYPPA President Bruce Cotler presents Byron Smith with The Fujifilm Best in Show Award at the 198 Gallery in Brooklyn on May 17, 2018

NYPPA President Bruce Cotler presents Byron Smith with The Fujifilm Best in Show Award at the 198 Gallery in Brooklyn on May 17, 2018


Spot News

1st Place - Thomas Lambui | Independent for Newsday - "Why Momma Why?"

2nd Place - James Keivom | NY Daily News - "Fatal fire in the Bronx"  

3rd Place - Todd Maisel | NY Daily News - "Devil Takes Their House"

Honorable Mention - Charles Eckert | Independent for Newsday - "Fatal Stabbing" 

Honorable Mention - Jeff Bachner | Independent for Newsday - "Bronx Fatal Fire" 

Exhibit Award - Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News - "Help"

Exhibit Award - Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media - "Heavy Fire Conditions"

Exhibit Award - Byron Smith | NY Daily News Independent  - "Nora and Roscoe"

General News 

1st Place - Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media - "Chris Christie Beachgate"

2nd Place - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "Amanda Morales Takes Refuge"

3rd Place - Gabriella Bass | Independent - "News Years Shooting"

Honorable Mention - Barry Sloan | Independent for Newsday - "Coming Home"

Honorable Mention - John Angelillo | UPI - "Fashion Week Daze"

Exhibit Award - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Disoriented Peek A Boo"

Exhibit Award - Charles Eckert | Independent for Newsday - "Moment of Silence"

Exhibit Award - Uli Seit | Independent - "Graveyard Park"

Exhibit Award - Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News - "Grief Stricken"

Exhibit Award - James Keivom | NY Daily News - "Funeral for Miosotis Familia"

News Picture Story

1st Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Hurricane Irma" 

2nd Place - Byron Smith | Independent - "The Liberation of Mosul"

3rd Place - Stephen Yang | Independent - "Ociti Sakowin"

Honorable Mention - Stephen Yang | Independent - "Immokalee After the Storm"

Honorable Mention - Stefan T. Jeremiah | Independent - "Inauguration Mayhem"

Feature

1st Place - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "Shot on iPhone"

2nd Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Alone in the Dark"

3rd Place - John Angelillo | UPI - "Run Away Train"

Honorable Mention - Susan Watts | NY Daily News - "The Proposal"

Honorable Mention - Norman Y. Lono | Contract Photographer - "...Want Fries with That?"

Exhibit Award - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Tired Handler"

Exhibit Award - Ed Murray | NJ Advance Media - "Good Clean Fun"

Exhibit Award - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Lovers Escalator"

Exhibit Award - Steve Pfost | Newsday - "Honoring the Lost"

Exhibit Award - Stefan T. Jeremiah | Independent for New York Post - "Stars and Balloons"

Feature Picture Story

1st Place - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Prom Night in NJ"

2nd Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Despair And Donald Trump"

3rd Place - Steve Pfost | Newsday - "Last Day"

Honorable Mention - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Coney Island: New York's Summer Playground"

Honorable Mention - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Trump Country"

Pictorial

1st Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Navigating Sea Ice"

2nd Place - Gary Hershorn | Independent - "Sunset Rainbow in NYC"

3rd Place - Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media - "The Jersey Shore"

Honorable Mention - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Red Towel"

Honorable Mention - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "At Prom Send Off" 

Exhibit Award - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Rebuilding after the Hurricane"

Exhibit Award - Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media - "Manasquan Inlet Surf"

Exhibit Award - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Rural Train Tracks"

Portrait

1st Place - Uli Seit | Independent - "First Degree Murder" 

2nd Place - Susan Watts | NY Daily News - "En Garde"

3rd Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Camp of Despair"

Honorable Mention - David Goldman | Associated Press - "A Month at Sea"

Honorable Mention - Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News - "Herminia"

Exhibit Award - James Keivom | NY Daily News - "Portrait"

Exhibit Award - Marcus Santos | NY Daily News - "The Lady in the Shooting Hole"

Animal

1st Place - Todd Maisel | NY Daily News - "Be The Raccoon" 

2nd Place - Robert Sabo | NY Post - "Praying Mantis" 

3rd Place - Helayne Seidman | Independent -  "Out for a Stroll" 

Honorable Mention - Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News - "Stolen Tortoise"

Honorable Mention - Randee Daddona | Independent for Newsday  - "Cowlick" 

Exhibit Award - John Paraskevas | Newsday - "Geese" 

Sports Action

1st Place - Bruce Bennett | Getty Images - "Puck Pic"

2nd Place - Bill Kostroun | Independent - "Staying Inbounds"

3rd Place - Al Bello | Getty Images - "All In"

Honorable Mention - Joseph Sullivan | Independent for Newsday - "Faceball"

Honorable Mention - Al Bello | Getty Images - "Hurt Business"

Exhibit Award - Bill Kostroun | Independent - " Beating the Throw"

Exhibit Award - Noah K. Murray | Independent - "Last catch"

Exhibit Award - Al Bello | Getty Images - "Ball Dust"

Exhibit Award - Charles Wenzelberg | NY Post - "Eye on the Prize"

Sports Feature

1st Place - Robert Sabo | NY Post - "Broken Tooth Walkoff"

2nd Place - Al Bello | Getty Images - "Knocked Out"

3rd Place - John Munson | NJ Advance Media - "Soccer Win"

Honorable Mention - Tom Ferrara | Newsday - "Safe at Home"

Honorable Mention - Saed Hindash | Lehigh Valley Live -  "Play by Play"

Exhibit Award - Al Bello | Getty Images - "Morning Workout"

Exhibit Award - Saed Hindash | Lehigh Valley Live - "Blood"

Exhibit Award - Al Bello | Getty Images - "Roger Federer Sits"

Sports Picture Story

1st Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Spring Training Baseball"

2nd Place - Al Bello | Getty Images - "2017 FINA World Championships"

3rd Place - Robert Sabo | NY Post - "There is Another"

Honorable Mention - Saed Hindash | Lehigh Valley Live - "Perfect Physique"

Honorable Mention - Steve Pfost | Newsday - "Racing a Dream"

Face of New York 

1st Place -  Gardner Anderson | Independent - "Summer afternoon in the Bronx

2nd Place - Bruce Gilbert | Independent for Newsday - "Cold Day"

3rd Place - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "Racing a Midtown Bus"

Honorable Mention - Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media - "Coney Island Ann"

Honorable Mention - Craig Ruttle | Independent - "You're a Mean One"

Exhibit Award - Todd Maisel | NY Daily News - "Gathering"

Exhibit Award - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "Citibike Crash"

Exhibit Award - Jefferson Siegel | NY Daily News - "For the Birds"

Exhibit Award - Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News - "Black Girls Matter"

Exhibit Award - Stephen Yang | Independent - "Downtown NR"

Digital Darkroom

1st Place - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "Jummah Prayer Rally" 

2nd Place - Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News - "River of Slush" 

3rd Place - Saed Hindash | Lehigh Valley Live - "I'm Tall"

Honorable Mention - Randee Daddona | Independent for Newsday - "Immersed" 

Honorable Mention - Mark Dye | Con Edison - "Morning Light" 

Exhibit Award - Thomas Ferrara | Newsday - "Rainbow Staircase" 

National and International News

1st Place - Byron Smith | Independent - "We Can't Be Sure" 

2nd Place - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Floating in the Flood"

3rd Place- Byron Smith | Independent - "The People Vs. President Trump"

Honorable Mention - David Goldman | Associated Press - "Safe Behind Bars"

Honorable Mention - Gary Hershorn | Independent - "Inaguration of President Donald Trump"

Exhibit Award- Go Nakamura |  Independent - "Protesters Clash"

Exhibit Award - James Keivom | NY Daily News - "Death Scene"

Exhibit Award - Stefan T. Jeremiah | Independent - "Smirk"

2018 MULTIMEDIA WINNERS

Short Form (Multimedia up to 5 minutes)

1st Place : Waves of Remembrance (3:42) 

Chris Ware; Randee Daddona | Newsday

Trent Preszler is CEO of Bedell Vineyards, and in his spare time has taught himself to build canoes. His Mattituck workshop is called Preszler Woodshop, and he employs traditional techniques to bend and hone hundreds of strips of assorted wood to fashion his canoes. (Credit: Newsday / Chris Ware; Randee Daddona , Raychel Brightman, Jessica Kelley )

2nd Place : President Obama’s message to child missing half his brain 

Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

President Obama responded to 12-year-old Kiko Mina with a special letter thanking the middle schooler for his artwork and story. Kiko's art teacher, Dave DeVries of Jefferson Township Middle School, sent Kiko’s drawing of the president along with a letter to the White House. The letter explained the 12-year old’s amazing story of perseverance following four brain surgeries including a hemispherectomy that removed half of his brain to help with seizures caused by a rare neurological disorder. After eight months of waiting, a letter arrived from the White House with Obama quoting Kiko’s motto in life - “always trying, never stopping.” (Video by Andre Malok and Amanda Marzullo | NJ Advance Media)

3rd Place : Graveyard of Overdoses 

Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News

New York’s opioid crisis crops up in one cemetery, where 11 young addicts’ graves stand bunched together. (Video by Debbie Egan-Chin | NY Daily News)

Honorable Mention March Madness NYC style (2:00)

Jeffrey Basinger, Robert Cassidy, Raychel Brightman, Arnold Miller | Newsday

One city, two tournaments and thousands of happy basketball fans. With the ACC Tournament at Barclays Center and the Big East Tournament at the Garden, over four days in March, local fans got to see the best in college basketball. (Newsday: Jeffrey Basinger, Robert Cassidy, Raychel Brightman, Arnold Miller)

Honorable Mention:  Spirit in the Sky: A majestic view of Easton church steeples 

Saed Hindash | LehighValleyLive.com

Take a birds-eye tour of some of the oldest and tallest church steeples and towers in Easton. (Video by Saed Hindash | For lehighvalleylive.com)

 

Long Form (Multimedia over 5 minutes)

1st Place :  The Cut (27:48) 

Jeffrey Basinger ; Chris Ware | Newsday 

Newsday's documentary "The Cut" examines the stories and dangers of cutting weight experienced by MMA fighters, boxers, wrestlers and jockeys. (Video by Jeffrey Basinger, Chris Ware, Robert Cassidy, Arnold Miller, Megan Miller & Mark LaMonica | Newsday )


2nd Place :  Overcoming Opioids 

David Goldman | Associated Press

Addiction sneaks up on pain patients in the worst opioid epidemic in U.S. history, and their shared battles for recovery are fraught with ironies, tragedies and sometimes shaky success. Survival means rejecting powerful painkillers and finding safer relief. For some that’s anti-addiction medicine similar to pills that brought them to the brink. This is a snapshot of those in the trenches of America's addiction crisis. More than 2 million people are hooked on opioid painkillers and more than 15,000 of these users each year don't make it. Even for those who do, success never quite seems lock-tight. (Video by David Goldman | Associated Press)


3rd PlaceInside look at Coast Guard boot camp in Cape May 

Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media

A behind the scenes look at Coast Guard boot camp. Every enlisted Coast Guard recruit from across the United States experience an intense eight week basic training program at Training Center Cape May. The center graduates around 3,500 recruits annually who are stationed across the U.S. and abroad. (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media)


Honorable MentionBob the Baker (16:59) 

Jessica Kelley, Chris Ware, Arnold Miller | Newsday 

Robert Biancavilla prosecutes some of the worst criminals in Suffolk County. On weekends, he bakes some of the best bread on Long Island. (Jessica Kelley, Chris Ware, Arnold Miller, Susan Yale, Megan Miller & Pervaiz Shalwani | Newsday)


Honorable MentionLife of 600-year-old oak tree comes full circle 

Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media

A historic 600-year-old great oak tree was cut down at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church. The iconic tree was believed to have been the oldest in the nation and was the centerpiece of the community. While the loss of the tree was emotional for many, there was a silver lining to this story. The offspring of that ancient tree was planted at the church. (Video by Andre Malok | NJ Advance Media)

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST JUDGES

  Jessica Rinaldi                                                                         Rick Loomis                                                                             Chloe Coleman

Jessica Rinaldi                                                                       Rick Loomis                                                                           Chloe Coleman

Jessica Rinaldi  is a staff photographer for The Boston Globe. In 2016 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Photography for The Life and Times of Strider Wolf and was also named a Pulitzer Finalist in the same category. Prior to joining The Boston Globe she spent ten years as a contract photographer for Reuters based in Boston, Dallas and New York City. She has a B.S. in Journalism from Boston University.

Rick Loomis, is a New York area-based freelance photojournalist.  Before leaving his position in 2017, Loomis had been a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for more than 20 years.  His work has twice been recognized with the Pulitzer Prize - in 2007 (named) and in 2016 (team).  Loomis has been recognized as the National Press Photographers Association’s “Photographer of the Year” and been a POYi “Photographer of the Year” finalist four times. He’s also been awarded the John B. Oakes Award for Distinguished Environmental Journalism, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award (twice), the Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award (twice), and the Robert F. Kennedy Award (twice). In 2014, he became the 96th inductee into Western Kentucky University’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni, the highest honor the university can bestow upon an alumnus.

Chloe Coleman is an award winning photo editor at The Washington Post. She is a contributing writer and editor on the Washington Post’s In Sight photo blog where she has written about and featured contemporary photography, photo books and exhibitions. Her career in photo editing began as an intern at NPR, followed by her first staff position as a digital photo editor at The Denver Post. She attended the Columbus College of Art and Design and is a graduate of the photojournalism program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Chloe also serves as a faculty member at The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop.

MULTIMEDIA CONTEST JUDGES

The judging of the Multimedia was done by Travis Fox, director of the Visual Journalism department at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Kayle Hope, a video journalist at NationSwell where she makes short form documentaries about people finding solutions to America’s biggest social and economic challenges.
 

  TRAVIS FOX                                                                                                   Kayle Hope

TRAVIS FOX                                                                                                   Kayle Hope

Travis Fox is the director of the Visual Journalism department at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Fox most recently produced films for FRONTLINE on PBS. His work has also appeared on National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times.

From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won the first Emmy Award presented to a web video producer for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was also the first person to win both the Editor of the Year and Videographer of the Year awards from the White House News Photographers Association in the same year. He has won dozens of National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International awards and has been nominated for a total of eight Emmys.

Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the CUNY J-School and multimedia filmmaking at Columbia University. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.

Kayle Hope is a video journalist at NationSwell where she makes short form documentaries about people finding solutions to America’s biggest social and economic challenges. She also teaches visual storytelling at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and Hunter College. Most recently, Kayle produced NationSwell’s first video series about the opioid epidemic in Huntington, W.V. 

Before joining NationSwell, Kayle led media literacy workshops and produced independent documentaries in Cambodia, China, Bhutan, Nepal and India. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Fast Company, NBC and the Nation. Kayle graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.