2018 NYPPA Best in Show Sponsored by Fujifilm Cameras

2018 Best in Show Byron Smith | Independent - "We Can't Be Sure 

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Best in Show - Byron Smith, Independent - "We Can't Be Sure"

After hearing rumors of two females entering liberated territory with bombs strapped to their waists, Iraqi Special Operations Forces, Counter Terrorism Services soldiers watch newly-liberated residents make their way through the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, July 2, 2017.

2018 Photographer of the Year Sponsored by Canon

Aristide Economopoulos | NJ Advance Media

 2018 NYPPA Photographer of the Year.

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Spot News 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 - "Hunting from Trees"

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"

Animals 2017

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 | Newsday - "Cowlick" 

Exhibit Award - John Paraskevas | Newsday - "Geese"

Sports Action 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

Face of New York 

1st Place - Gardner Anderson | Independent - "Untitled" 

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 2017

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 2017

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 - "Untitled"

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

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