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New Jersey Press Photographers Association
Pictures of the Year 2006



Sponsors of the POY, Best in Show, NJ Understanding and clip winner awards

INDEX

GENERAL NEWS SPOT NEWS
NEWS PICTURE STORY PORTRAIT
ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION
FEATURE FEATURE PICTURE STORY
PICTORIAL PERSONAL VISION
SPORTS FEATURE SPORTS ACTION
SPORTS PORTFOLIO SPORTS PICTURE STORY
MULTIMEDIA NEWS MULTIMEDIA SPORTS
MULTIMEDIA FEATURE NEW JERSEY UNDERSTANDING
POY BEST IN SHOW

Judges:
Mark Pynes, DOP, The Harrisburg Patriot News

Dina Rudick, The Boston Globe (center)
Sarah Voisin, The Washington Post (right)

ANIMAL
1st-Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger , "Carmen"
2nd-Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Pile"
3rd-Reena Rose Sibayan. The Jersey Journal "Dog"
HM-Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel, The Philadelphia Inquirer "Vultures"
HM-Peter Monsees, The Record, "Doggie"

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SPORTS FEATURE
91 ENTRIES
1st-Briyan Littel, The Bridgeton News, "Tan"
2nd-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger , "Mud"
3rd-Kevin Wexler, The Herald News, "Goal"
HM-Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger, "Focus"
HM-Michael Mancuso, The Times of Trenton. "Pennington"
HM-John Munson, The Star-Ledger , "Belly"

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PICTORIAL
59 ENTRIES
1st-David Warren, The Philadelphia Inquirer , "Conversation"
2nd-Mel Evans, The Associated Press, "Walk"
3rd-John Munson, The Star-Ledger , "Anniversary"
HM-James Anness, The Record, "Fly"
HM-Tyson Trish, The Daily Record, "Swings" HN-Bob Karp, Daily Record, "Graduation"

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SPOT NEWS
33 ENTRIES
1st-Mitsu Yasukawa, The Star-Ledger, "Cry Out"
2nd-Peter Ackerman, The Asbury Park Press, "Burning"
3rd-Reena Rose Sibayan. The Jersey Journal, "Trapped"
HM-Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger , "Fire"

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GENERAL NEWS
102 ENTRIES
1st-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer , "Jarrett"
2nd-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer , "Damien"
3rd-Jason Towlen, The Home News Tribune, "Funeral"
HM-Mitsu Yasukawa, The Star-Ledger
HM-Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger, "Lightning Strike"

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FEATURE
102 ENTRIES
1st-Noah K. Murray, The Star-Ledger "Baptism"
2nd-Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger , "Hug"
3rd-Tom Costello, Asbury Park Press, "Storm"
HM-Andy Mills, The Star-Ledger , "Java"
HM-David Warren, The Philadelphia Inquirer , Summer Splash"
HM-Mel Evans, The Associated Press, "Memorial Day"

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PORTRAIT
123 ENTRIES
1st-Amy Newman, The Herald News, "Alone"
2nd-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer , "Kill"
3rd-Sylwia Kapuscinski, Freelance,
HM-Mel Evans, The Associated Press, "Smoking"
HM-David Warren, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Swimmer"
HM-Amy Newman, The Herald News, "Surgery"

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SPORTS ACTION
94 ENTRIES
1st-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, "Sausage"
2nd-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, "Drop"
3rd-Bob Karp, Daily Record, "Sumo"
HM-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, "Rings"
HM-Michael Mancuso, The Times of Trenton, "Soccer"
HM-Danielle Richards, The Record, "Cross"

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ILLUSTRATION
22 ENTRIES
1st-Bumper DeJesus, The Star-Ledger, "Flag"
2nd-.Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger , "Swing"
3rd-Leslie Barbaro, The Herald News , "Marching Band"

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PERSONAL VISION
23 ENTRIES
1st-James Anness, The Record, "Lamppost"
2nd-Leslie Barbaro, The Herald News, "Pool Play"
3rd-Saed Hindash, The Star-Ledger , "Flower"
HM-Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger , "Pool"

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NEWS PICTURE STORY
17 ENTRIES
1st-Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger , "Mayor Booker"
2nd-Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger , "Budget Crisis"
3rd-Jason Towlen, The Home News Tribune, "Funeral"

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FEATURE PICTURE STORY
28 ENTRIES
1st-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer. "Gun Violence"
2nd-Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger , "Dancers"
3rd-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer"Haiti"
HM'S

HM-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, "Incest"
HM-Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger, "Red Bank"
HM-Marcin Szczepanski, The Courier Post, "Gay Dads"

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SPORTS PICTURE STORY
13 ENTRIES
1st-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger , "Rutgers"
2nd-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger , "Turin"
3rd-Peter Ackerman, The Asbury Park Press, "Waves"
HM-Leslie Barbaro, The Herald News, "Derby"
HM-Mia Song, The Star-Ledger, "Dogs"

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SPORTS PORTFOLIO
11 ENTRIES
1st-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger
2nd-Danielle Richards, The Record
3rd-Tyson Trish, The Daily Record
HM-Marcin Szczepanski, The Courier Post

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POY
1st-Tony Kurdzuk, The Star-Ledger
2nd-April Saul, The Philadelphia Inquirer
3rd-Jennifer Brown, The Star-Ledger
HM-Ed Murray, The Star-Ledger

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NEW JERSEY UNDERSTANDING
5 ENTRIES
WINNER-"On the Towns" produced by Bumper DeJesus, The Star-Ledger photos by Aristide Economopoulos, The Star-Ledger
HM-Thomas E. Franklin, The Record, "Photo Column"

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MULTIMEDIA NEWS
7 ENTRIES
1st-"Greese", John O¹Boyle, The Star-Ledger
2nd- "Cullen", The Star-Ledger, produced by John Munson, still photos by Matt Rainey, and Ed Murray, sound by Jeff Rhode
3rd-Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger, "Smoke"
COMMENTS:They were not big on the overuse of the Ken Burns effect of zooming in on stills. They didn¹t want to see the multimedia go in the direction of Fox 5 with to many talking heads.

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MULTIMEDIA FEATURE
24 ENTRIES
1st-"Valvo", John O¹Boyle, The Star-Ledger
2nd-"Texas", John O¹Boyle, The Star-Ledger
3rd-"911" Produced by Bumper DeJesus, The Star-Ledger; photos by Aristide Economopoulos
HM-"Cape May", photos by Aristide Economopoulos, produced by Bumper DeJesus, The Star-Ledger
HM-"Iran Uncovered" , photos by Jennifer Brown, produced by John Figlar
COMMENTS:They feel a photo should not be shown for more than 5 seconds. Wind was distracting to the sound quality. They liked the use of details, but were turned off by redundant photos and
presentations that were too long. Did not like video gimmicks.
Did not like the subjects pandering to the camera. They didn¹t like when the production overshadowed the story.

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MULTIMEDIA SPORTS
11 ENTRIES
1st-"Football" John Munson, Jeff Rhode, PJ Simonis, John O¹Boyle, The Star-Ledger
2nd-"BMX", Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger
3rd-"Remix", Bumper DeJesus, The Star-Ledger
HM-"Snowboard", Chris Faytok, The Star-Ledger

COMMENTS: They really liked when the music and images were timed well together. They did not like when there is just one narrator.
They did not like when the progress bar didn¹t show the time.

BEST IN SHOW TBA AT THE DINNER. Dinner details to come.

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Past POY Contests:

2004 NJPPA Pictures of the Year competition

2003 NJPPA Pictures of the Year competition

2002 NJPPA Pictures of the Year competition


2001 NJPPA Pictures of the Year competition

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