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Loyalist Graduates and Student Take Home More Than 20 News Photographers Association of Canada Awards

May 30, 2014

Belleville, Ontario, May 29, 2014 – Loyalist College is proud to announce that Loyalist Photojournalism graduates and student placed within the top three spots of 13 out of 14 categories of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) awards. Announced at the National Pictures of the Year awards gala in Vancouver on May 24th, the NPAC awards recognize excellence in Canadian Photojournalism.

Student Photojournalist of the year is second-year Loyalist Photojournalism student Hannah Yoon from Waterloo. Photojournalist of the Year, for the second consecutive year, is 1991 Loyalist Photojournalism graduate John Lehmann whose photos also placed first and third in General News, second in Sports Action and third in Feature category. Photograph of the year was taken by Jordan Verlage, 2005 Loyalist Photojournalism graduate, for The Canadian Press.

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“The greatest skills with which I am leaving the program are communications and problem solving, whether it’s with photography or people. I ultimately want to be a powerful storyteller. I want my photography to be a way for me to meet different people and partner with them to tell their story.” –Hannah Yoon, Loyalist College Photojournalism student

“The Loyalist Photojournalism program was a great foundation for my career. Even before graduating, you make invaluable industry contacts and connect with a professional network of other photojournalists and photo editors. As a photographer, I’ve recorded history, influenced public opinion and witnessed life and death. Working as a photojournalist is a privilege that comes with the great responsibility of being accurate and honest to both the people you are reporting on and those you are reporting to.” – John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail’s west coast staff photojournalist, based in Vancouver

“It’s always an honour to be recognized for your work, whether it’s a first place award or a nomination. There is a wealth of talented photojournalists doing some fantastic work in Canada, and elsewhere – many of them Loyalist graduates like myself – so to be listed among them is quite humbling. This year’s nomination as Photojournalist of the Year and my Sports Feature award, combined with the opportunity to meet new photographers and see their winning images, inspires me to work hard to produce memorable images every day. Photojournalism is going through a transitory phase but the desire and impact of great photojournalism has never been stronger.” – Peter Power, 1989 Loyalist Photojournalism graduate

“To have so many of our graduates and students recognized nationally at such a prestigious awards ceremony makes us very proud. The diversity of their skills is reflected in the wide range of award categories through which they are recognized, ranging from general and spot news to pictorial and portrait. As photojournalism continues to evolve, Loyalist is at the forefront of training students with the optimal skill set to become first-rate, multi-platform content creators.” – Loyalist College President Maureen Piercy

 

LOYALIST COLLEGE STUDENT AND GRADUATE AWARD WINNERS INCLUDE:

 

  • Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by The Canadian Press
    • Winner: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

 

  • Photograph of the Year – Sponsored by Reuters
    • Winner: Jordan Verlage (Photojournalism, 2005), The Canadian Press

 

  • Student Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by SAIT
    • Winner: Hannah Yoon (Photojournalism, 2014), Loyalist College

 

  • Spot News – Sponsored by The Camera Store
    • Winner: Jordan Verlage (Photojournalism, 2005), The Canadian Press
    • Third: Mathew McCarthy (Photojournalism, 1990), Waterloo Region Record
    • Honourable Mention: Lars Hagberg (Photojournalism, 2007), The Canadian Press

 

  • General News – Sponsored by CNW Group
    • First: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail
    • Third: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

 

  • Sports Action – Sponsored by Nikon
    • Second: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

 

  • Sports Feature – Sponsored by Lowepro
    • First: Peter Power (Photojournalism, 1989), The Globe and Mail

 

  • Feature – Sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press
    • Second: Matthew Sherwood (Photojournalism, 2009), Freelance
    • Third: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

 

  • Pictorial – Sponsored by Canon
    • Third: Tyler Anderson (Photojournalism, 2002), National Post

 

  • Portrait / Personality – Sponsored by Beau Photo
    • First: Darren Calabrese (Photojournalism, 2005), National Post
    • Third: Darren Calabrese (Photojournalism, 2005), National Post

 

  • Social Issues – Sponsored by ONA Bags
    • Third: Marta Iwanek (Photojournalism, 2013), Independent

 

  • Single Multimedia
    • Second: Marta Iwanek (Photojournalism, 2013), Freelance for the Waterloo Region Record
    • Third: Mathew McCarthy (Photojournalism, 1990), Waterloo Region Record

 

  • Team Multimedia
    • First: Melissa Tait (Photojournalism, 2009), Winnipeg Free Press
    • Second: Patrick Callbeck, Tom Hicken, Marta Iwanek and Justin Tang (all Photojournalism 2013), Freelance
    • Third: Ryan Jackson (Photojournalism, 2006), Edmonton Journal

 

For a complete list of winners, please visit:

http://npac.ca/2014/05/2013-national-pictures-of-the-year-winners/

 

Loyalist College prepares students for a rewarding career by combining rigorous academic standards with hands-on training from industry experts. Programs range from apprenticeships and certificates to diplomas and post-graduate studies. Loyalist offers 65 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. Loyalist is committed to helping students find great jobs, as well as supporting and enhancing the economic and social development of all individuals in its communities.

 

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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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