February 25, 2009
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NPR NEWS CAPTURES 18 PRESTIGIOUS
VISUAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

WHITE HOUSE NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION BESTOWS
“THE EYES OF HISTORY” AWARDS ON NPR JOURNALISTS



February 25, 2009; Washington, D.C. – NPR News has earned 18 honors in the 2009 White House News Photographers Association’s The Eyes of History awards. The annual awards, announced earlier this week, recognize outstanding achievements in photojournalism.

NPR journalists were recognized in 12 separate categories, more than any other broadcast news media, with three first place awards in the following categories: New Media’s “Best Use of Photography and Audio with Narration,” Still Photography’s “Best Picture in Story/Politics,” and Video Editing’s “Sports.”

The awards will be presented at a White House News Photographers Association gala in Washington, D.C., on May 30, 2009, where the award-winning photographs and videos will be displayed.

The Eyes of History awards honoring the best in photojournalism were established as an annual contest in 1941 by the White House News Photographers Association, founded 20 years earlier. The awards provide a historical look back on the year, with photos portraying compelling, interesting and memorable coverage of events in Washington and around the world.

Awards won by NPR are outlined below. To view NPR’s winning entries visit: www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2009/02/whnpa_contest_winners.html



Best Use of Photography and Audio with Narration
1st Place - Crafting China's Future Champions
3rd Place - From The Iraq War, A Troubled Romance In America
Award of Excellence - A Walk Through Beijing's Vanishing Hutongs

Still Photography - Best Picture Story/Politics
1st Place - Birmingham, James Armstrong

Still Photography - Pictorial
Award of Excellence – Gaza

Video News Special Reports/Features
3rd Place - Afghan Dispatches

Video Documentary
2nd Place - Project Song: Nellie McKay

Political Video
2nd Place - New Hampshire Campaign

Video Feature
Award of Excellence - Dreaming Green in Ukraine

Video Lighting
3rd Place - Lighting Composite

Audio
3rd Place - Voices from the Front

Sports Video Editing
3rd Place - Afghan Olympian

Video Editing, Long Form
1st Place - Project Song: Nellie McKay

Video Editing, Sports
1st Place - A Good Throw

Audio
1st Place - A Good Throw

Sports Video
3rd Place - A Good Throw

Video Editing, Short Form
Award of Excellence - Burned in the War

Audio Editing, Short Form
Award of Excellence - Project Song: Nellie McKay