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NPR wins 18 WHNPA awards

NPR is pleased to announce the receipt of 18 awards from the White House News Photographers Association annual "Eyes of History" contest. This organization, one of the oldest and most prestigious visual journalism showcases in the country, recognizes excellence in multimedia, still and motion photography.

NPR, traditionally an audio platform, has recently developed a visual department to enhance our web coverage. The team is comprised of a multimedia director, photo editor, multimedia producer, two video journalists, a database editor and a talented staff of graphic designers. This group works across the organization to bring the best of NPR storytelling to life on the web. Our content takes the form of photo galleries, audio slideshows, video stories, and interactive graphics.

David Gilkey's winning Political Picture Story included this photo of James Armstrong from Birmingham. hide caption

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A complete list of NPR's 2009 "Eyes of History" awards follows:

MULTIMEDIA
Best Use of Photography and Audio (narration)
1st Place
Crafting China's Future Champions
Produced by: Andrea Rane, Coburn Dukehart and Jessica Wanke/NPR; Audio Produced by Jack Zahora/NPR; Reported by Louisa Lim/NPR; Photographs by Ariana Lindquist for NPR. Supervising producers: Meghan Collins Sullivan and Keith Jenkins/NPR

3rd Place
From The Iraq War, A Troubled Romance In America
Produced by Andrea Rane and Andrew Prince/NPR; Audio produced by Sarah Mobley/NPR; Reported by Ivan Watson/NPR; Photographs by Paxton Winters for NPR

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Award of Excellence
A Walk Through Beijing's Vanishing Hutongs
Produced by Coburn Dukehart/NPR, Edited by Meghan Collins Sullivan/NPR; Reported, photographed and narrated by Frank Langfitt/NPR

STILL PHOTOGRAPHY
Best Picture Story - Politics
1st Place
A Civil Rights Activist Votes in Birmingham
David Gilkey/NPR

Pictoral
Award of Excellence
Gaza
David Gilkey/NPR

VIDEO
News Special Reports
3rd Place
Afghan Dispatches
David Gilkey/NPR

Feature
Award of Excellence
Dreaming Green in Ukraine
David Gilkey/NPR

Video Documentary
2nd Place
Project Song: Nellie McKay
John Poole and David Gilkey/NPR

Sports Video
3rd Place
A Good Throw
John Poole/NPR

Political Video
2nd Place
New Hampshire Campaign Goes Door To Door
David Gilkey/NPR

Lighting
3rd Place
Lighting Composite
David Gilkey/NPR

Audio
1st Place
A Good Throw
John Poole/NPR

3rd Place
Voices from the Front
David Gilkey/NPR

Editing Short Form
Award of Excellence
Burned in the War
John Poole/NPR

Editing Long Form
1st Place
Project Song: Nellie McKay
John Poole/NPR

Editing - Sports
1st Place
A Good Throw
John Poole/NPR

3rd Place
Afghan Olympian
David Gilkey/NPR

Audio Editing
Award of Excellence
Project Song: Nellie McKay
John Poole/NPR

The winning gallery in the Photo and Audio Slideshow (narrated) category is seen on the WHNPA website. hide caption

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The White House News Photographers Association (WHNPA) started in the 1920's to promote accurate and responsible coverage of major news events through still and motion photography. Its members are a dedicated group of Washington-based visual journalists from newspapers, television stations and websites who are committed to professional and meaningful storytelling and news coverage. They have recorded some of the world's greatest moments, and are celebrated in the annual "Eyes of History" contest — which recognizes the best work in multimedia, still and motion photography.