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LOYALIST COLLEGE PHOTOJOURNALISM GRADUATES AND STUDENTS RECEIVE NATIONAL PICTURES OF THE YEAR AWARDS

May 30, 2017

Belleville, Ontario, May 30, 2017 – Loyalist College is pleased to announce that 17 Photojournalism alumni and students received National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards and recognition from the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) on May 6 in Toronto. 

“We are proud of the success of our graduates, both recent and not-so-recent, in our 30th year,” said Professor Frank O’Connor, Coordinator of Loyalist’s Photojournalism program. “Our grads continue to provide that essential public service of storytelling and informing that is more important now in this world than ever before. Their collective and individual successes in the 2016 NPAC Pictures of the Year demonstrate that so strongly.”

More than 2,000 photographs and 22 multimedia productions from across Canada were submitted to the 10th annual NPOY awards competition. Loyalist was well represented by:

Photojournalist of the Year
Finalist – John Lehmann (1991) – The Globe and Mail

Photograph of the Year 
First Place – Zachary Prong (2016) – Independent 

Student Photographer of the Year 
First Place – Chris Donovan (2017)
Finalist – Noah Park (2017)
Finalist – Andrew Ryan (Student)

Spot News
First Place and Honourable Mention – Cole Burston (2010) – Independent for AFP

Feature
First Place – Lars Hagberg (2007) – Independent for The Canadian Press

Sports Feature
Second Place – Darren Calabrese (2005) – Independent

Single Multimedia
First Place – Nick Iwanyshyn (alumnus) – Maclean’s
Third Place – Ryan Jackson (2006) – Edmonton Journal

Team Multimedia 
Second Place – Brent Foster (2002) – Foster Visuals/Pawel Dwulit (2008) – Independent 
Third Place – Melissa Tait (2010) – The Globe and Mail

Student Multimedia of the Year
First Place – Vivian Tabar (2017)

Pictorial
Second Place – Guillaume Nolet (2014) – Independent

Picture Story – Feature
First Place – Darren Calabrese (2005) – Independent
Third Place – Giovanni Capriotti (2015) – Independent 
HM – John Lehmann (1991) – The Globe and Mail

Picture Story – News
First Place – Cole Burston (2010) – Independent for AFP 

Portrait / Personality
First Place – Zachary Prong (2016) – Independent
Honourable Mention – Tyler Anderson (2002) – Independent 

About Loyalist College
Located on more than 200 acres in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region, Loyalist College is a close-knit community where students and their success come first. Loyalist provides personalized attention in small classes, rewarding field placements and superior student services. To prepare students for in-demand careers, Loyalist offers more than 65 full-time programs; apprenticeships; and hundreds of online, distance and in-class courses, as well as opportunities for continuing education through more than 70 university transfer agreements. The College’s wide selection of advanced diplomas, diplomas and certificates aligns with market-driven disciplines including applied sciences, biosciences, building sciences, business and management studies, health sciences, human studies, justice studies, media, arts and design, and skills and technology. In Ontario, the College’s new Digital Media Centre and The Bay of Quinte Skills Centre, which is LEED® Silver certified, are training centres of choice for students, as well as College business and industry partners. The College is a key driver of the social and economic health and prosperity of the area and contributes 5.4 percent to the Gross Regional Product. This represents an overall effect on the regional economy of $530 million annually – based on a 2014 Report by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). For more information on the College’s Belleville and Bancroft campuses, visit loyalistcollege.com.

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing and Communications,
Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistc.on.ca, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536

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