February 25, 2010
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NPR NEWS RECEIVES 15 PRESTIGIOUS VISUAL JOURNALISM AWARDS

WHITE HOUSE NEWS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION HONORS NPR MULTIMEDIA TEAM WITH "THE EYES OF HISTORY" AWARDS

February 25, 2010; Washington, D.C. - NPR News has earned 15 honors in the 2010 White House News Photographers Association's "The Eyes of History" awards. The annual awards, announced last week, recognize outstanding achievements in photojournalism.

NPR journalists from its multimedia department placed in 11 separate categories, more than any other broadcast news media, with three first place wins: "America's Battalion" in Afghanistan, offering a rare glimpse of what life is like for Marines in the field, for Photography and Audio with Natural Sound; "No Man's Land," looking at areas along the barrier separating Israel and the West Bank, in Photography and Audio with Narration; and an image of Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment under fire in Afghanistan's Helmand Province for the International News category.

The full list of awards received by NPR is below. View the winning entries at NPR's The Picture Show blog: www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/02/npr_wins_white_house_awards.html

New Media - Photography and Audio with Natural Sound
1st Place - "America's Battalion" in Afghanistan
2nd Place - For Army Medevacs, Hears and Minds are No Cliché

New Media - Photography and Audio with Narration
1st Place - No Man's Land
2nd Place - Horse Race Evokes Genghis Khan
Award of Excellence - Unsettled in Tene

New Media - Multimedia Package - In-Depth
Award of Excellence - Traveling Down the Amazon Road

New Media - Multimedia Innovation
2nd Place - Krulwich on Science

Still Photography - Portrait/Personality
Award of Excellence - Untitled

Still Photography - Pictorial
Award of Excellence - Untitled

Still Photography - Insiders Washington
Award of Excellence - Untitled

Still Photography - International News
1st Place - Untitled
Award of Excellence - Untitled

Still Photography - Picture Story/Feature
3rd Place - "America's Battalion" in Afghanistan

Still Photography - Portfolio
3rd Place - David Gilkey

Video Editing - Audio Production
Award of Excellence - Project Song: Chris Walla & J. Robbins Create Mercury

The awards will be presented at a White House News Photographers Association gala in Washington, D.C., on May 15, 2010, where the photographs and videos will also be on display.

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.