We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2004 NJPPA PICTURES OF THE YEAR CONTEST. Judging was held on 3/19/05 at the offices of The Star-Ledger. Judges were Brandon Lopez, Director of Photography for Getty Sports US, Andrea Bruce Woodall, staff photographer at The Washington Post, and Chris Hondros, staff photographer at Getty Images.

We are posting all the results except for Best In Show, which has been judged, but will not be announced until the annual members dinner on April 16th.

Congratulations to Tony Kurdzuk, of The Star-Ledger, who has been named Photographer of the Year for the second year in a row, and to all the other winners. And thanks to all the members who participated and made it an exciting contest.

2004 NJPPA PICTURES OF THE YEAR CONTEST


SPOT NEWS

1ST - Steve Klaver/The Star-Ledger - PUBLIC EYE

2ND - John O’Boyle/The Star-Ledger - SMOKY AX

3RD - Mark R. Sullivan/The Home News Tribune - HANGING MAN

HM - Thomas P. Costello/The Asbury Park Press - FIRE COMFORT

HM - Ryan Mercer/The Herald News - GRIEF


GENERAL NEWS

1ST - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger - PRAYER FOR BRITTNEY

2ND - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - LOST HUSBAND

3RD - Ryan Mercer/The Herald News - ROSELIA ALMONTE

HM - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger - PEEKING PERP

HM - Sharon Gekoski Kimmel/The Philadelphia Inquirer - PAINFUL MOMENT

HM - M. Kathleen Kelly/The Star-Ledger - OUT OF THE ASHES


FEATURE

1ST - Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger - HOME

2ND - Mia Song/The Star-Ledger - GIRL THING

3RD - Sarah Glover/The Philadelphia Inquirer - PEACEFUL ORPHANS

HM - Mitsu Yasukawa/The Star-Ledger - WHERE ARE WE?

HM - Tom Franklin/The Record - CHESS

HM - Rose Howerter/The Philadelphia Inquirer - SMILES


SPORTS ACTION

1ST - Andy Mills/The Star-Ledger - SPIKED IN THE EAR

2ND - Mitsu Yasukawa/The Star-Ledger - TOTAL DISBELIEF

3RD - Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger - CRUSHING HIT

HM - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger - DEVIL DOWN

HM - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - PENN RELAYS

HM - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - CHALK FLIES

HM - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - BUBBLES


SPORTS FEATURE

1ST - Andy Mills/The Star-Ledger - CRUSHING LOSS

2ND - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - EPEE CHAMP

3RD - Amy Newman/The Herald News - BATH TIME

HM - Noah K. Murray/The Star-Ledger - OSU WINS


PORTRAIT

1ST - Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger - FIRE CHIEF

2ND - Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger - A ROCKER’S ROOTS

3RD - Danielle Richards/The Record - I THREW IT ALL AWAY

HM - Scott Lituchy/The Star-Ledger - KILLER NURSE

HM - Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger - TRAILER OLD-TIMER


PICTORIAL

1ST - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger - HEADLESS MANNEQUINS

2ND - Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger - SNOW PAINTING

3RD - Sharon Gekoski Kimmel/The Philadelphia Inquirer - BEACH BLANKET


ANIMAL

1ST - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger - READING BUDDY

2ND - Peter Ackerman/Asbury Park Press - SUSPICIOUS

3RD - Tom Franklin/The Record - THREE FISHES

HM - Peter Ackerman/The Asbury Park Press - ALL EYES


ILLUSTRATION

1ST - Saed Hindash/The Star-Ledger - STALKER

2ND - Peter Monsees/The Record - AMERICAN SUSHI

3RD - M. Kathleen Kelly/The Star-Ledger - CHERRIES

HM - Bumper DeJesus/The Star-Ledger - THE DONUT REVOLUTION


PERSONAL VISION

1ST - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger - NEW TARGET

2ND - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger - HOTEL BABYSITTING ROOM

3RD - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger - NYC YELLOW CAB

HM - Monique Lionetti/Freelance - HYDRANT


CAMERAS IN THE COURTROOM

1ST - Robert Sciarrino /The Star-Ledger - VICTIMS

2ND - William Perlman/The Star-Ledger - SUBDUED!

3RD - Danielle Richards/The Record - PLEADING HER CASE


CAMPAIGN 2004

1ST - Tom Franklin/The Record - BARBERSHOP POLL

2ND - Liz Lara-Collado/The Herald News - ARREST

3RD - Mel Evans/The Record - AN EARFUL


TIRED TOPIC

1ST - Jennifer Brown/The Star-Ledger - COAT

2ND - Bryan Littel - LOOKING DOWN ON RONALD

3RD - David M Warren/The Philadelphia Inquirer - AEGIS


NEWS PICTURE STORY

1ST - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger - GOODBYE BRITTNEY

2ND - Mia Song/The Star-Ledger - THE STRUGGLE TO LIVE

3RD - Danielle Richards/The Record - WAITING GAME: A DAY IN TRAFFIC COURT

HM - Kevin Wexler/The Herald News - DISABILITY CITY


FEATURE PICTURE STORY

1ST - Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger - THE REBBE’S PEOPLE

2ND - Aristide Economopoulos - CUBAN COLOR

3RD - Amy Newman/The Herald News - THE COST OF LIVING

HM - Mitsu Yasukawa/The Star-Ledger - A SIMPLE LIFE


SPORTS PICTURE STORY

1ST - Aristide Economopoulos/The Star-Ledger
BEHIND THE SCENES AT FAR HILLS

2ND - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger - ATHENS 2004

3RD - Amy Newman/The Herald News - GIRLS OF SUMMER

HM - Andy Mills/The Star-Ledger - HOW BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE MADE IN JAPAN


SPORTS PORTFOLIO

1ST - Andy Mills/The Star-Ledger
2ND - Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger
3RD - Tyson Trish/The Daily Record


NEW JERSEY UNDERSTANDING

MATT RAINEY/THE STAR-LEDGER - LAST CHANCE HIGH


PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

TONY KURDZUK/THE STAR-LEDGER

1ST RUNNER-UP
ARISTIDE ECONOMOPOULOS/THE STAR-LEDGER

2ND RUNNER-UP
JENNIFER BROWN/THE STAR-LEDGER

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