NPR's Visuals Team, specifically the Video team, had a formidable showing at the White House News Photographers Association's "2018 Eyes of History: Multimedia Contest" over the weekend. According to the association's website, "The Eyes of History contests are held annually to select the best in visual journalism across still, video, and multimedia disciplines."
The NPR Visuals team racked up a total of 12 awards across the nine categories.
In the "News Story" category, NPR received first place for its video "What Democracy Looks Like: A Portrait of Inauguration Weekend, 2017."
In the "Issue Reporting" category, NPR received the Award of Excellence for the video, "Can Gory Police Dog Arrests Survive The Age of Video?"
NPR nearly swept the entire "Animation" category, winning first, third, and the award of excellence for "How Eclipses Changed History," "The Golden Age of Germs," and "For LSD, What A Long Strange Trip It's Been," respectively.
In the "One-Off" category, NPR received two Awards of Excellence for Instagram posts on how to make Oreshki and Zereshk Polow.
In the "Documentary" category, NPR received the first place prize for "Eclipse 2017: One Nation Under The Sun" and third for "Finding Mustafa."
The "Explainer" category saw NPR stories in first and third place, for "What Would We Lose If We Wiped Out Vampire Bats?" and "Do Cities Need More Green Roofs?"
And, finally, NPR received third place in the category of "Best Multimedia Package" for "Refugees In Their Own Country."