News Photographers Association of Canada
Pictures of the Year

In today’s embattled media landscape, a thriving photojournalism community is critical. The need for photojournalists to maintain high standards and impeccable ethics in their work is vital to a well-informed public. The aim of providing both accurate and honest work is the primary mandate of the News Photographers Association of Canada. The vibrant community of photojournalists and the high-level of participation in this exhibition is made clear by the more than 2,000 photographs and 22 multi-media productions submitted from across Canada for the 10th annual National Pictures of the Year awards competition. An NPAC panel of independent judges recently reviewed all the submissions from more than 100 Canadian photo journalists in 13 categories that included news, sports and social issues.

“We’re pleased to announce the finalists in what we see as a spectacular body of work that was done this past year,” says Ben Nelms, NPAC Vice President. “There’s no doubt that great photos tell stories. A agreat photo is a snapshot in time that can reveal a profound tale of heartbreak, joy and reality with a
single image.”