POY Contest Winners!

Congratulations to all the Winners!

New Jersey Press Photographers Association
2008 Pictures of the Year
Judged at The Star-Ledger Saturday April 18, 2009 by William Snyder, RIT,
John Friedah, Providence Journal, Matt Roth, Patuxent Publishing.

Categories
Single Picture Categories

Spot News
1. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Displaced”
2. Reena Rose Sibayan, The Jersey Journal, “Scuffle”
3. Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Streams”
HM John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger, “Reaction”
Easy category with lots of fires. Top two stood out quickly. Edit. Looking
for physical reaction. More moments, relying on event to make the pictures,

General News
1. Leslie Barbaro, The Record, “Briggs”
2. Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger, “Grief”
3. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News, “Funeral”
HM John Munson, The Star-Ledger, “Remembering Ryne”
HM Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Guard”
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, “Debate Frustration”
HM Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Deploy”
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Mom”
Very good category. Very deep. Top jumped out. Top fifteen very hard to cut
down.

Feature:
1. Michael Karas, The Record, “Sidewalk”
2. Sarah Simonis, Freelance, “ Belle”
3. April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Losing”
HM Leslie Barbaro, The Record, “Pool Shower”
HM Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News “Rain”
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Prom”
HM Michael Karas, The Record, “cande”
Raw content and emotion. Not wrapped up in technical. All about moments.
Depth to pictures. Has moment color dhl. Really good situations.

Pictorial
1. David M. Warren, The Philadelphia Inquirer ,”Thunderbirds”
2. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News, “Falls”
3. Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Scales”
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Street”
HM Sarah Simonis, Freelance, “Pingpong”
HM Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Time”

Portrait/Personality
1. Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger, “Artist”
2. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Birds”
3. Jeff Granit, Greater Media Newspapers, “First Glance”
HM April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Hello”
HM Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, “Duckhunter”
HM John Munson, The Star-Ledger, “Hug”
HM Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Cowboy”
Look for moments. Lacking in personality. Loved first place. No classical
portraits as in studio moved up in the contest.

Sports Action
1. Tyson Trish, The Record. “Smack”
2. Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger, “Kick”
3. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Flip”
HM Jeff Granit, Greater Media Newspapers, “Reach”
HM Scott Anderson, The Courier-Post , “Bruntlet”
HM Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Blur”
HM Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger, “Save”
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, “Slipping Away”
HM Noah Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Interference”

Sports Feature
1. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Rain”
2. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Gold”
3. Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, “Statechamp”
HM Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Yogi”
HM Scott Anderson, The Courier-Post
HM Reena Rose Sibayan, The Jersey Journal, “Dejection”
HM Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger, “Lookhere”
HM Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Souveneir”
HM Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Fence”
HM Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, “Cooldown”

Illustration
1. Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger, “Artist”
2. Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, “Quirky Quilter”
HM Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger, “Eat”
Nicely Done Nicely executed. Third was appreciated for effort.

Animal
1. Danielle Austen, Freelance, “Woodstork”
HM William Perlman, The Star-Ledger, “Big Dog”
HM Tyson Trish, The Record, “Butterfly”
HM Danielle Austen, Freelance, “Hawk”
HM April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Twoheads”
Woodstork jumps out very quickly and clearly. After that it gets tricky.

Personal Vision
1. Danielle Austen, Freelance, “Old Glory”
2. Danielle Austen, Freelance, “Barn”
3. HM Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Limbs”
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Bus”
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Phone”
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, “Fares going Up”

Campaign
1. Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger, “Hug”
2. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News, “Grab”
3. Noah Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Acknowledge”
HM Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger, “Count”
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, “All pinned”

Multiple Picture Categories
Multiple News
1. Reena Rose Sibayan, The Jersey Journal, “Distraught”
2. Tyson Trish, The Record, “Bucca”
HM Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Fire”

Multiple Feature
1. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Losing”
2. Tyson Trish, The Record, “Guard”
3. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, “Lovebirds”
HM Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, “Guard”

Multiple Sports
1. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Yanks”
2. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, “Olympics”
HM Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, “Box”

Sports Portfolio
1. Tyson Trish, The Record
2. Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger
3. Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press

Photographer of the Year:
1. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger
2. Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger
3. Tyson Trish, The Record
HM Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger

The NJPPA Understanding Award
April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Best Multimedia News Story or Essay
1. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News,
2. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News, “Ecuador”
3. Marc Steiner, Agency New Jersey, “Super Tuesday”
Best Multimedia Feature Story or Essay
1. Amy Newman, The Herald News, “From Hurt to Hope”
2. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, “A Very Special Boy”
3. Julia Xanthos Economopoulos, NY Daily News, “Moscow Circus”
Best Multimedia Sports Story or Essay
1. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, “Father Son Triatheletes”
2. John O’Boyle, The Star-Ledger “Dragon Boat”

Best of Show
To be announced at this year’s dinner.

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