Monday, 23 February 2009

Pictures of the year international (poyi) 2009

Emilio Morenatti is the 66th POYi Newspaper Photographer of the Year.

Key dates : February 17 – March 7, Judging in Columbia, Mo.*

The POYI 66th winners

More information on the website

Newspaper Photographer of the Year
First Place, Emilio Morenatti, Associated Press
Second Place, David Guttenfelder, Associated Press
Third Place, Andrea Bruce, The Washington Posti
Award of Excellence, Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times
Award of Excellence, Nicole Fruge, San Antonio Express-News
Award of Excellence, Rick Loomis, Los Angeles Times

Magazine Photographer of the Year
First Place, Uriel Sinai, Getty Images
Second Place, Anthony Suau, Freelance / TIME Magazine
Third Place, David Burnett, Contact Press Images

World understanding award
Winner: Jakob Carlsen, Freelance — "UNTOUCHABLES OF ASIA"
Judges' Special Recognition: Dirk-Jan Visser, Le Monde2 / Vrij Nederland / IODonna — "Refugees Zimbabwe"
Judges' Special Recognition: Eugene Richards, Freelance / The New York Times Magazine — "A Procession of Them"

Global vision award
Winner: Balazs Gardi, VII Network — "THIRST"
Judges' Special Recognition: Chua Chin Hon, The Straits Times — "TIME AND TIDE: FIVE YEARS BEHIND THE THREE GORGES DAMN"

Community awareness award
Winner: Matt Eich, Aurora Select/ The Alexia Foundation— "CARRY ME OHIO"

Previous winners 65th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition

Newspaper photographer of the year :
First Place, Stephen M. Katz, The Virginian-Pilot
Second Place, Scott Strazzante, Chicago Tribune
Third Place, Kuni Takahashi, Chicago Tribune

Magazine photographer of the year :
First Place, John Moore, Getty Images
Second Place, Tomas van Houtryve, Freelance
Third Place, Moises Saman, Freelance

Winners list 2008

Winners gallery 2008

* Alarming note !?

"VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Please help us. We think it's great that everyone is participating here. To help us keep the spirit of the contest alive, please refrain from contacting the judges. It is especially important that you do not discuss their decisions, etc. with them until the contest is over. POYi has always been open to outside observation. Please help us keep the contest open by adhering to this simple rule".

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