2021 Year in Pictures Gallery

1st Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – Hair Spray

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Jun Hoong Cheong of Team Malaysia competes in the Women's 10m Platform preliminaries on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.

Results of the 87th Annual Photography & Multimedia Contest, 2021 Year in Pictures and Multimedia Contest, judged in 2022. – Multimedia results | Meet the Judges

The Best in Show, Photographer of the Year, and “Anthony J. Causi” Sports Photographer of the year will be announced after the contest judging.

2022 NYPPA Best in Show Sponsored by Nikon Inc. is awarded to Patrick Benic – UPI

2022 Photographer of the Year Sponsored by Canon is awarded to Adam Gray – SWNS

2022 “Anthony J. Causi Sports Photographer of the Year Award” Sponsored by Canon is awarded to Robert Sabo – Independent – NY Post

Spot News “William V. Finn Memorial” Award

The body of a man who was shot and killed is seen below subway tracks as New York City police officers investigate the crime scene in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, USA, 11 June 2021. As of late May 2021, New York City saw a 68% increase in the number of shootings from the year before, a trend experienced by many large cities around the country. Photo by Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency

1st Place – Justin Lane – European Pressphoto Agency – Brooklyn Crime Scene

2nd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Multiple Fire of Grant Street

3rd Place – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent- Saving a man from freezing waters

HM – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent – Overwhelmed by Mother Nature

HM – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Fire Destroys Three Houses

EA – David Handschuh – Independent for Newsday – Bronx Bus Crash

EA – Lloyd Mitchell – Independent – Grip for Life

EA – Steven Pfost – Newsday – Tropical Storm Henri

EA – Howard Schnapp – Independent for Newsday – Car vs. Building

General News

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 10, 2021: Antifacist activists march through TImes Square in Manhattan in response to a rumored rally by the far-right Proud Boys, Jan. 10, 2021. The action came days after a mob of supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. seeking to overturn his defeat in the 2020 election. David Sanders/Independent

1st Place – David Sanders – Independent – Times Square

2nd Place – Steven Pfost – Newsday – Reunited

3rd Place – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Grief

HM – Adam Gray – SWNS – Juneteenth Joy

HM – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Obama visits Newark

EA – Hiroko Masuike – The New York Times- A Future Voter

EA – David Sanders – Independent – Vote Count

EA – David Sanders – Independent – Arrest

EA – Lev Radin – Independent – Untitled

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Hoboken the day after Hurricane Ida

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Woman tours Coney Island Boardwalk

EA – Gary Hershorn – Independent – Sunrise Eclipse in New York

National/International News

Plain clothes Capitol Police point guns at mob trying to break through the main door of the House of Representatives Chamber that was reinforced with a large piece of furniture at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Congress members were being evacuated at this time. Photo by Patrick T. Benic/UPI

1st Place – Patrick T. Benic – UPI – Man Tries to breakthrough Main Door of House Chambers

2nd Place – Adam Gray – SWNS – Ashli Babbitt is fatally shot in the Capitol

3rd Place – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Convicted

HM – Lev Radin – Independent – Untitled

HM – Adam Gray – SWNS – A Helping Hand

EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Sprayed

EA – Adam Gray – SWNS – Kyle Rittenhouse found not Guilty

EA – Adam Gray – SWNS – Reaction to Derek Chauvin Verdict

EA – Andrew Mills – NJ Advance Media – Hurricane Ida Rescue

EA – Craig Ruttle – Independent – Boom or Bust

News Picture Story

Supporters of Donald Trump stand outside of the east entrance of the United States Capitol during the Capitol Riot in Washington DC. January 06 2021. On January 6th 2021 supporters of Donald Trump stormed the United States Capitol in Washington DC during the Capitol Riot, seeking to overturn the results of the 2020 United States presidential election. Five people died during the attack. Adam Gray/SWNS

1st Place – Adam Gray – SWNS – The Capital Insurrection

2nd Place – Craig Ruttle – Independent – The Uncertain Darkness

3rd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – End of America’s Longest War

HM -Adam Gray – SWNS – Dante Wright protestors slash with police

HM – Craig Ruttle – Independent – The Storming of the Capital

EA – J. Conrad Williams, Jr. – Newsday – A Hero’s Farewell

Feature

Storm Rolls In: People take selfies as dark storm clouds move fast over Jamaica Bay, October 16, 2021 in Queens, N.Y. Debbie Egan-Chin/Independent for Newsday

1st Place – Debbie Egan-Chin – Independent for Newsday – Storm Rolls In

2nd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media -Coney island Boardwalk

3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Bloomfield Prom

HM – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Safe Zone

HM – David Handschuh – Independent – Snowy New Years

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Hindu Festival

EA – David Sanders – Independent – Dinosaurs

EA – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – I did it

EA – Gary Hershorn – Independent – Sunrise at Grand Central Terminal in New York

EA – Hiroko Masuika – New York Times – An 88-Year-Old Lumberjack’s Mission

EA – Ben Fractenberg – The City – Survivor

EA – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Teamwork

Feature Picture Story

The earthquake and tsunami of March 11, 2011, wiped away the ancient Japanese village of Kesen. In the past decade, a small group of survivors has valiantly tried to rebuild the community, but a grim reality has set in: This emptiness will last forever. Naoshi Sato, 78, walks through debris a few weeks after the earthquake and tsunami hit the area in Kesen, a small community in Rikuzentakata City, Iwate Prefecture, Japan, April 05, 2011. More than 200 residents of Kesen were killed. All but two of 550 homes were destroyed. Most survivors evacuated Kesen and lived in evacuation centers, but 15 residents refused to abandon their town, living amid the debris without running water and electricity for months. They pushed forward and vowed to rebuild their community. Photo by Hiroko Masuike/New York Times

1st Place – Hiroko Masuike – New York Times – A Destroyed Village and 10 Years of Hope

2nd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Good Fire

3rd Place – David Goldman, Associated Press – The Other PandemicGood Fire

HM – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Prom Night in New Jersey

HM – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Graduates Parade

EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Herndon Monument Climb

Pictorial

Birds circle in front of Mount Rainier just after sunset near Yakima, Washington, June 24, 2021. Photo Ray Stubblebine/Independent

1st Place – Ray Stubblebine – Independent – Night Flight

2nd Place – Craig Ruttle – Independent – Stained Passageway 

3rd Place – Gary Hershorn – Getty Images – Hunter’s Moon Rises in New York

HM – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – A woman walks along 8th Street in Jersey City

HM – Gary Hershorn – Getty Images – Lightning Strikes in New York

EA – Patrick T. Benic – UPI – SpaceX Rocket in Blue

EA – David Goldman _ Associated Press – Window Seat

EA – Gary Hershorn – Getty Images – Rainbow Colored Sky at Sunrise

EA – Gary Hershorn – Getty Images – Hunter’s Moon Rises in New York

EA – Adam Gray – SWNS – Summit Reflections

Portrait

Nazareth High School’s Collin Burkhart was recognized as having the No. 3 javelin throw in the nation this spring, which earns him the lehighvalleylive.com Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Saed Hindash/NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com

1st Place – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Javelin Thrower

2nd Place – Justin Lane European Presse Agence – New York Comic Con

3rd Place – Alejandra Villa Loarca – Newsday – Barber Shop

HM – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Steampunk Rabbit

HM – Hiroko Masuike – New York Times – A Young Female Monk

EA – Debbie Egan Chin – Independent for Newsday – Love is Love

EA – Ed Murray – NJ Advance Media – Senior

EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – The Beard

EA – Barry Sloan – Independent for Newsday – Stash of Balloons

EA – Michael Brochstein – Independent – Donald Trump Rally at the Ellipse in Washington D.C.

Animal

Black Swan: Elliot Speiser, a volunteer with Long Island Orchestrating for Nature, carries one of the two black swans rescued yesterday, July 23, 2021 in Malverne, N.Y. The swans are named Olivia & Oliver are a bonded pair and will be kept together. Photo by Debbie Egan-Chin/Independent for Newsday

1st Place – Debbie Egan-Chin – Independent for Newsday – Black Swan

2nd Place – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – Creepy

3rd Place – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance media/LehighValley.com – Loner

HM – David Goldman – Associated Press – Therapy Vaccine

HM – Adam Gray – SWNS – Hot Dogs

EA – Thomas A. Ferrara – Newsday – Makin’ Tracks

EA – Debbie Egan Chin – Independent for Newsday – Deer Crossing the Road

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Victoria Kiss

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Bald Eagle pulls his Catch

EA – David Handschuh – Independent – Good Dog

EA – Dave Sanders – Independent – Hawks

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Fish swim by Statue of Liberty

Sports Action

Jun Hoong Cheong of Team Malaysia competes in the Women’s 10m Platform preliminaries on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on August 04, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

1st Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – Hair Spray

2nd Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – Into the Abyss

3rd Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – Spin Cycle

HM – Jon Simon – Independent – Untitled

HM – Robert Deutsch – USA Today – Balance Balance

EA – Julio Cortez – Associated Press – Face Ball

EA – Michael Stobe – Independent for Getty Images – Teofimo Lopez v George Kambosos

EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Fly Like A Bird

EA – Robert Deutsch – USA Today – Biles Vault

EA – David Goldman – Associated Press – Table Tennis

EA – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – Battle of New York

EA – Bruce Bennett – Getty Images – What A Mess

Sports Feature

Jul 27, 2021; Tokyo, Japan; Simone Biles (USA) reacts after pulling out of the women’s team final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre. PHOTO BY Robert Deutsch /USA Today

1st Place – Robert Deutsch – USA Today – Biles Withdraws

2nd Place –  David Goldman – Associated Press – Rainbow Rappel

3rd Place – David Goldman – Associated Press – Judo Jubi

HM – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Social Distancing”

HM – Brad Penner – Independent – Toney Grili

EA – Al Bello – Getty Images – Silent Prayer Before Combat

EA – Saed Hindash – NJ Advance Media/Lehighvalleylive.com – Sportsmanship

EA – Andrew Mills – NJ Advance Media – Summer Ball

EA – Hiroko Masuike -The New York Times – A Medal Ceremony During A Pandemic

EA – Sarah Stier – Getty Images – March Sadness

EA – Sarah Stier – Getty Images – Overtime Win

Sports Picture Story

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – MAY 15: Gerren Nixon of the Urban Arm Wrestling League, displays his jacket during the 98% Protest Series Arm Wrestling tournament on May 15, 2021 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Gerren Nixon, 44, of Wyandanch, formed the Urban Arm Wrestling League, a company that sponsors tournaments and promotes the sport on Long Island, in 2019. He has been a fan of the sport since he saw the Sylvester Stallone movie “Over the Top” in the 1980’s. The team is a multicultural combined group of Men and Women. Nixon said there are very few arm wrestlers of color and he believes he’s the only Black arm wrestling league owner. It is a dream of his to be able to one day crown a homegrown champion from Long Island. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

1st Place – Al Bello – Getty Images – The Urban Arm Wrestling League

2nd Place – Robert Sabo – Independent for New York Post – The Road to Williamsport

3rd Place – Patrick T. Benic – UPI News Photos – Field of Dreams Game in Iowa

HM – Sarah Stier – Getty Images – Women’s College World Series

HM – David Goldman – Associated Press – Sport Climbing Debut at the Olympics

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Friday Night Fights

 Face of New York

A man in a dog mask passes out candy to trick-or-treaters during Halloween in the Brooklyn borough of New York, New York, USA, on 31 October 2021. Photo by Justin Lane/European Pressphoto Agency

1st Place – Justin Lane, European Pressphoto Agency: “Halloween in Brooklyn”

2nd Place – David Handschuh, Independent: “Rainy Night Noire”

3rd Place – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – A pair of women tour Coney Island Boardwalk”

HM – Adam Gray – SWNS – Tashlich by the River

HM –  Gary Hershorn – Getty Images – Reverse Manhattanhenge Sunrise in New York City

EA –  Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – People walk around Coney Island on July 4th

EA – Justin Lane – European Pressphoto Agency – Early Spring in Washington Square Park

EA – Debra L. Rothenberg – Independent – Hometown Heroes

EA – Debra L. Rothenberg – Independent – Tiger Man on The Subway

EA – Debra L. Rothenberg – Independent – New Years Eve in Times Square

EA – Aristide Economopoulos – NJ Advance Media – Girls watch fireworks on July 4th on Coney Island

Multimedia – Short Form (under 5 minutes)

1st Place

Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Raw honey is all the buzz at Zach & Zoë Sweet Bee 

2nd Place

Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – Emotional cleanup of flood damaged homes begins for residents of the Lost Valley in Manville

3rd Place

Chris Ware – Newsday – Jonathan Smith Oyster Farmer

Honorable Mention

Chris Ware – Newsday – Charles Rufino Violin Maker

Honorable Mention

Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – N.J. “ghost forest” becomes part of art installation in New York City

Multimedia – Long Form (Over 5 minutes)

1st Place

Photography: Chris Ware, Jeffrey Basinger, Howard Schnapp – Newsday

Video Editor: Jeffrey Basinger – Newsday – Cameras and Consequences 

Cameras and Consequences

2nd Place

Susan Stava – Independent –   VOTE AMERICAN

3rd Place

Randee Daddona – Newsday –  Erica Marcus goes on an East End tomato crawl

HONORABLE MENTION

Andre Malok – NJ Advance Media – N.J. community embraces young man with autism who lost both of his parents

HONORABLE MENTION

Videographers: Jeffrey Basinger, Chris Ware, J. Conrad Williams Jr., Steve Pfost, James Carbone – Newsday  Barriers to Badges

https://projects.newsday.com/long-island/police-hiring/


STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST JUDGES

Photography Judges are Holly Pickett, Carmine Galasso and Cecilia Bohan

Holly Pickett is a freelance photojournalist and journalist safety trainer based in New York City. She started her career as a staff photographer at The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Wash. Her professional journalism experience spans two decades, one of which she spent as a Middle East-based freelancer–covering stories about human migration, social movements, the cost of conflict, and the challenges faced by women. She has reported from dozens of countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Gaza, Egypt, Yemen, Turkey, Lebanon, Greece, Russia, Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan. Her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe New YorkerLe MondeTIMESternParis MatchNPR.org, and The New Republic. Holly received a 2014 travel grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and was a 2018 IWMF African Great Lakes Reporting fellow in Rwanda and DRC. She is a member of the Everyday Projects and Women Photograph photo collectives. She is also a member of the IWMF’s inaugural cohort of Next Gen Safety Trainers, an initiative to make journalist safety training more contemporary, holistic, and inclusive. For the past several years, Holly has covered news and features in the New York region, while pursuing a joint master’s degree in journalism and Near Eastern studies, which she completed in June 2021 at New York University.

Carmine Galasso is a photojournalist who worked at The Record, a New Jersey newspaper, for nearly 45 years. He shot general assignments before spending a decade photographing sports locally, and across the U.S. – Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cups, NCAA basketball, boxing, etc.! He photographed feature stories in many countries globally, including: Malaysia, India, Israel/Palestine, Mexico, France, Northern Ireland, and Kenya.! He’s won countless awards, and is the author of the monograph, “Crosses”, published in Great Britain in 2007, by Trolley Books.which was one of PDN’s photo books of the year. Born in Brooklyn, Carmine has lived in New York City for 34 years.

Cecilia Bohan, is a Pulitzer-prize winning photo editor. She has over three decades of experience covering news, culture and sports. Her early career included the Associated Press and National Sports Daily. The majority of Cecilia’s career was spent at The New York Times and included a four year, international assignment as Director of Photography at the International Herald Tribune, headquartered in Paris. 

Although semi-retired, Cecilia continues to enjoy an active professional life as a freelance photo editor and has worked for various organizations such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the U.S Open Tennis Championships, Mayo Clinic Press, and New York Times Books. 

Since 2015, Cecilia has served as president of the board of the Bronx Documentary Center, a mission-driven, community based not-for-profit focusing on documentary practice and education. In her spare time, she also participates as a juror on international photo contests. 

Cecilia holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in Fine Art Photography from Washington University in St. Louis.

MULTIMEDIA CONTEST JUDGES

Multimedia Judges Bob Sacha and Travis Fox

Bob Sacha is a director, cinematographer, editor, teacher, photographer and a collaborator on visual journalism projects. He created the video for projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, a National Emmy for New Approaches to News &  Documentary Programming. a Webby and the first gold medal ever given by the Society for News Design. He teamed up with Blue Chalk  as the the director of photography for the New York Times series, Living City, about  New York’s infrastructure.  BlindSight, a documentary short about a group of blind photographers that he directed, shot & produced had its world premiere at DOCNYC, the country’s largest documentary festival. He is currently an Associate Professor of Video Storytelling at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.  His new passion and focus is 360 Video/VR and volumetric capture for journalism.

Travis Fox is the director of the Visual Journalism department at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Fox most recently produced films for FRONTLINE on PBS. His work has also appeared on National Geographic, Al Jazeera, and The New York Times.

From 1999 to 2009, he worked as a senior video journalist at The Washington Post and was widely recognized as a pioneer of news video on the web. He covered such major stories as the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the war in Afghanistan. In 2006, he won the first Emmy Award presented to a web video producer for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He was also the first person to win both the Editor of the Year and Videographer of the Year awards from the White House News Photographers Association in the same year. He has won dozens of National Press Photographers Association and Pictures of the Year International awards and has been nominated for a total of eight Emmy’s.

Fox has taught broadcast journalism at the CUNY J-School and multimedia filmmaking at Columbia University. He graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism.