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LOYALIST COLLEGE PHOTOJOURNALISM STUDENTS AND GRADUATES RECEIVE NPAC’S MOST DISTINGUISHED AWARDS

May 03, 2018

Belleville, Ontario, May 3, 2018 – Loyalist College is proud to announce that 16 Photojournalism students and graduates received National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards and placed in 16 of the 19 award categories. Recipients received recognition from the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) on April 28 in Toronto. 

“It’s always gratifying to see our graduates and students achieve success in their chosen profession and to receive accolades for doing exceptional work which tells important stories through compelling visuals,” said Frank O’Connor, the College’s Coordinator of Canada’s only multi-year Photojournalism program. “Our Loyalist Photojournalism family members, both past and present, continue to make us proud.” 

More than 2,000 photographs and 25 multimedia productions from across Canada were submitted to the 11th annual NPOY awards competition. Loyalist was well represented by:

Photojournalist of the Year 
Chris Donovan (2017) – Independent

Photograph of the Year 
Chris Donovan (2017) – Independent

Student Photographer of the Year 
Andrew Ryan (2018)

Student Multimedia of the Year 
Vanessa Tignanelli (2018)

Feature
Honourable Mention – Annie Sakkab (2015) – Bloomberg 

Spot News
First Place – Tyler Anderson (2002) – National Post 

General News 
Second Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – Independent 

Sports Feature
First Place – Tijana Martin (2013) – Lethbridge Herald

Pictorial 
First Place – Justin Tang (2013) – The Canadian Press
Second Place – Jeff McIntosh (1988) – The Canadian Press 
Third Place – Ben Nelms (2010) – Independent 

Portrait / Personality
First Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – CBC
Honourable Mention – Carlos Osorio (2005) – Toronto Star 

Social Issue 
First Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – CBC
Second Place – Nick Iwanyshyn (alumnus) – Maclean’s

Picture Story News
First Place – Ian Willms (2008) – Boreal Collective
Second Place – Ian Willms (2008) – Boreal Collective

Picture Story Feature 
First Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – CBC 
Second Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – Independent

Picture Story International
Second Place – Chris Donovan (2017) – Independent
Third Place – Ian Willms (2008) – Boreal Collective

Single Multimedia
First Place – Anne-Marie Jackson (2008) – Toronto Star 
Third Place – Michelle Berg (2011) – Saskatoon StarPhoenix 

Team Multimedia
First Place – Anne-Marie Jackson (2008) 
Second Place – Brent Foster (2002)/Pawel Dwulit (2008) 
Third Place – Carlos Osorio (2005)/Anne-Marie Jackson (2008)

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 and Port Hope satellite location, visit loyalistcollege.com.

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Contact: Kerry Lorimer, Director, Marketing, Communications and Recruitment
Loyalist College, klorimer@loyalistcollege.com, 613-969-1913 ext. 2536

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