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Loyalist Graduates and Students Take Home More Than 30 Media Industry Awards

April 30, 2013

Belleville, Ontario, April 29, 2013 – Loyalist College is proud to announce that its graduates and students have been selected to receive more than 30 awards, including 11 first place standings, from the Ontario Newspaper Awards (ONA) and the News Photographers Association of Canada’s (NPAC) National Pictures of the Year (NPOY). 

Among the winners were current Photojournalism students Patrick Callbeck and Marta Iwanek, who took home the first and second place prizes for NPOY Single Multimedia, and Justin Tang, who was recognized as NPOY Student Photojournalist of the Year.

“These results are outstanding and reinforce the fact that Loyalist’s Photojournalism program and our graduates make an extremely significant contribution to journalism across Canada,” commented Loyalist President Maureen Piercy. “We would like to congratulate all of our students and graduates who were honoured with these prestigious national and provincial industry awards.”

“The Photojournalism program at Loyalist has been distinguished through the many awards that students and graduates have received over the years,” added Jane Harrison, Dean, School of Media, Arts and Design. “The faculty team has worked hard to develop curriculum to meet the needs of an ever-changing media industry. The outstanding work of students Patrick Callbeck and Marta Iwanek is particularly noteworthy, as the NPAC Single Multimedia Award was not a student award, but an industry award in an area that is truly emergent. I congratulate them both – and all of our students and graduates recognized – on their achievements.” 

“It was an honour to receive this award, but honestly it was the nomination that meant the most to me,” said Patrick. “To be nominated alongside Marta and two renowned photojournalists was all the recognition I needed. I can’t thank my instructors at Loyalist enough. They taught us everything we needed to know and gave us the freedom to be creative. Next month, I will be working as a Production Assistant on a CBC documentary that will take me to Trinidad and Tobago. I never would have had that opportunity if it weren’t for Loyalist College.”

“I’m so grateful to have been nominated among such talented photographers and to have my hard work recognized,” echoed Marta. “It was such a pleasure working on this story and I’m glad that others saw something special in it too. I’ve come away from the conference inspired and ready to take on more stories.”

Loyalist College students and graduates recognized:

NPOY AWARDS BY THE NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by The Canadian Press

  • Winner: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

Student Photojournalist of the Year – Sponsored by SAIT

  • Winner: Justin Tang (Photojournalism, 2013) – Loyalist College

Single Multimedia – Sponsored by The Globe and Mail

  • First: Patrick Callbeck (Photojournalism, 2013), Freelance, They Don’t Rest
  • Second: Marta Iwanek (Photojournalism, 2013), Freelance, A Different Kind of Love
  • Honourable Mention: Peter Power (Photojournalism, 1989), The Globe and Mail – Maternal Healthcare, Sierra Leone

General News – Sponsored by CNW Group 

  • First: Deborah Baic (Photojournalism, 1997), The Globe and Mail
  • Second: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail

Sports Action – Sponsored by Nikon Canada

  • Third: Steve Russell (Photojournalism, 1995), Toronto Star
  • Honourable Mention: Steve Russell (Photojournalism, 1995), Toronto Star

Sports Feature – Sponsored by Lowepro Canada

  • First: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991), The Globe and Mail
  • Second: Darren Calabrese (Photojournalism, 2005), National Post

Feature – Sponsored by The Winnipeg Free Press

  • First: Tyler Anderson (Photojournalism, 2005), National Post

Pictorial – Sponsored by Canon Canada

  • First: Chris Pike (Photojournalism, 2005), The National 
  • Third: Steve Russell (Photojournalism, 1995), Toronto Star 
  • Honourable Mention: Rick Madonik (Photojournalism, 1991), Toronto Star 

Picture Story – Sponsored by Leica

  • First: Ben Nelms (Photojournalism, 2010) – Canadian Geographic / Reuters
  • Second: Ben Nelms (Photojournalism, 2010) – Canadian Geographic 
  • Honourable Mention: John Lehmann (Photojournalism, 1991) – The Globe and Mail 

Portrait / Personality – Sponsored by Beau Photo

  • Third: Peter Power (Photojournalism, 1989), The Globe and Mail 

Social Issues – Sponsored by Henry’s 

  • Second: Christian Laforce (Photojournalism, 2001), The Chronicle Herald


Team Multimedia – Sponsored by Vistek

  • Honourable Mention: Ryan Jackson (Photojournalism, 2006); Megan Voss (Photojournalism, 2012)

For a complete list of winners, please visit:

http://npac.ca/2013/04/2012-national-pictures-of-the-year-winners/

ONTARIO NEWSPAPER AWARDS

Richard Sutton Award Photojournalist of the Year

  • Finalist: David Bebee (Photojournalism, 1998), Waterloo Region Record

Larry N. Smith Award Novice Reporting (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Finalist: Rachel Psutka (Photojournalism, 2012), Guelph Mercury 

Jack Bowman Memorial Award Spot News Photography (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Finalist: Scott Wishart (Photojournalism, 1980), Stratford Beacon Herald

Spot News Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Winner: David Bebee (Photojournalism, 1998), Waterloo Region Record

Feature Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Finalists: Derek Ruttan (Photojournalism, 1993), London Free Press; Janek Lowe (Photojournalism, 2011), Waterloo Region Record

Walter J. Blackburn Award Sports Photography (over 25,000 circulation)

  • Finalists: Derek Ruttan (Photojournalism, 1993), London Free Press; Dax Melmer (Photojournalism, 2011), Windsor Star

Feature Photography (under 25,000 circulation)

  • Winner: Luke Hendry (Photojournalism, 2004), Belleville Intelligencer

Online Video Production

  • Winner: Mathew McCarthy (Photojournalism, 1990), Waterloo Region Record 
  • Finalist: Janek Lowe (Photojournalism, 2011), Waterloo Region Record

For a complete list of winners, please visit:

http://www.onawards.ca/2013/04/winners-announced-2013-ontario-newspaper-awards/

Loyalist’s School of Media, Arts and Design expands to 17 full-time programs as of September 2013, helping to meet employer demands for a workforce with advanced technological media and design skills. The School of Media, Arts and Design offers: Advertising and Marketing Communications, Animation, Architectural Technician/Technology, Art and Design Foundation, Broadcast Engineering Technology, General Arts and Science, Graphic Design, Journalism – Online, Print and Broadcast, Media Experience, Photojournalism, Radio Broadcasting, Residential Drafting and Design, Television and New Media Production, and Post-Graduate 3D Video Production, Fundraising and Development, Public Relations and Sports Journalism. For more information on these and other Loyalist programs go to http://www.loyalistcollege.com/programs-and-courses/full-time-programs/media-arts-and-design

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 more than 60 full-time programs and 77 university transfer agreements around the world. The best testament to the College’s value is from students, 97 percent of whom say they would recommend Loyalist to a friend. 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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Media Contact: Elysia Geen, PR and Media Relations Intern, Loyalist College, egeen@loyalistc.on.ca, (613) 969-1913, ext. 2621

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