The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) is pleased to recognize the excellence represented by Canada’s most outstanding photojournalists in presenting the finalists in the 12th annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards competition. In this timely and insightful exhibition, NPAC is presenting images that held our attention over the last year, combining the creativity of the well-crafted photograph with the socially and historically important stories that they tell.

The National Pictures of the Year awards (NPOY) takes place each spring. This event is the largest annual photo contest in Canada, showcasing the best work of NPAC’s members. It also recognizes the Photojournalist of the Year, Photograph of the Year, and Student Photographer of the Year. The awards competition also provides members with important peer review of their work as well as helps them stay current with trends and techniques in photojournalism. It has become the largest photojournalism competition, for both still photography and multimedia, in the country.

Image: Christopher Pike / Wall Street Journal; 2018