2009 Pictures of the Year Competition Results

Today we JUDGED while at the Northern Short Course in New Brunswick, N.J.! Our wonderful judges are Melina Mara of the Washington Post; Naomi Halperin of the Wilmington News Journal; and John Beale of Penn State Senior Lecturer, former Pittsburgh Post Gazette.

Results and Congratulations to all the Winners.

Spot News
1. Bob Sciarrino, The Star-Ledger, Grief
2. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Crying for Amar
3. Reena Rose Sibayan. The Jersey Journal, Killed by Cops
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, Pipeline Pyre

General News
1. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Remembering Amar
2. Jeff Granit, Greater Media Newspapers, Hands
3. Sarah J. Glover, Philadelphia Daily News, Funeral
HM Tyson Trish, The Record, Liberty, Danger
HM April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Wowing the Toddlers

Feature
1. Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, Cool Cats
2. Bob Sciarrino, The Star-Ledger, Ice
3. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Love at the Rock Show
HM Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, Vaulting Vocalist

Pictorial
1. David M Warren, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aerobatics
2. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Bathroom
3. Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger, Airborne

Portrait Personality
1, Leslie Barbaro, North Jersey Media Group, Move
2. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Addict
3. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Waiting for Voters
HM Julia Xanthos, NY Daily News, Cello Player
HM Peter Ackerman, Asbury Park Press, Fighting For Her Home

Sports Action
1. Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger, Focused
2. Jeff Granit, Greater Media Newspapers, Heads Up
3. Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, Hard Right

Sports Feature
1. Michael Karas, North Jersey Media Group, Champions
2. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, Yankees Win
3. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, Tiger in the Rain
HM Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Exhausted

Illustration
1. David M Warren, Philadelphia Inquirer, Langostino Lookin’ At Ya

Animal
1. Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger, Hungry Hungry Deer
2. Danielle Austen, Freelance, Spea
3. Julia Xanthos, Daily News, Gorilla Glass

Personal Vision
1. Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger, Reflections
2. Danielle Austen, freelance, Sourland
3. Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, Tech Art

Campaign 2009
1. Thomas E. Franklin, The Record, Inauguration Day Couple

Multiple News
1. Tyson Trish, The Record, Guard

Multiple Feature
1. Leslie Barbaro, North Jersey Media Group, Blaneice
2. April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Camp Little People
3. Sarah J. Glover, The Philadelphia Daily News, Ballet

Multimedia News
1. Thomas Franklin, The Record, Rothman
2. Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, Deployment
3. Sarah Glover, Philadelphia Daily News, Harry Kalas

Multimedia Feature
1. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, Homeless Teen
2. Julia Xanthos, The Daily News, Flags
3. John Munson, The Star-Ledger, Jamar Carter
HM Peter Ackerman, The Asbury Park Press, Help Wanted

Sports Portfolio
1. Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger
2. Peter Ackerman, The Asbury Park Press
3. John Munson, The Star-Ledger

New Jersey Understanding
April Saul

Photographer of the Year
Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger

Congrats to all our winners. Everyone did a great job.

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