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Sara Lewkowicz
Best Published Picture Story (large markets), First Place: “Maggie”


SNL_20120901_500_M (Large) Maggie had two children, Memphis, age 2, and Kayden, age 4. Maggie had separated from their father several months prior to beginning her relationship with Shane. From the beginning of the relationship, Shane became very involved with the children, asking Kayden to call him “dad.”

SNL_20120901_376_M (Large) One month into their courtship, Shane had Maggie’s name tattooed on his neck in large black letters.

Shane flung Maggie back into the kitchen when she tried to escape. Shane flung Maggie back into the kitchen when she tried to escape. He told her, at one point, that she could either get beaten up in the kitchen, or come into the basement with him so that they could talk alone. Maggie refused to be alone with him, saying she was fearful of what he might do without witnesses around.

SNL_20121117_0298_M (Large) As Shane and Maggie continued to fight, Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave Maggie’s side. Shane continued to scream in Maggie’s face as Memphis wedged herself between them. At some point, the toddler had stopped crying and began trying to soothe her weeping mother.

SNL_20121117_0923_M (Large) A resident of the house called the police, who arrived and arrested Shane. As he was being led away in handcuffs, Shane pled with Maggie not to let the police take him into custody, crying out, “Please, Maggie, I love you, don’t let them take me, tell them I didn’t do this!”

SNL_20121117_1368_M (Large) Maggie sat in front of her best friend Amy’s house and smoked the morning after the assault, while Kayden and Amy’s daughter Olivia, three, played in the window. A few days later, she decided to move to Alaska to be closer with her estranged husband and father of her children. Shane pled guilty to a count of domestic battery, and was given a nine month sentence. He was released in August 2013, five months later, on good behavior.

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Contemporary Issues Single, First Place

SNL_20121117_0298_M (Large) As Shane and Maggie continued to fight, Memphis ran into the room and refused to leave Maggie’s side. Shane continued to scream in Maggie’s face as Memphis wedged herself between them. At some point, the toddler had stopped crying and began trying to soothe her weeping mother.

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Ed Ou
Environmental Picture Story, First Place: “The Polar Bear Hunters”


Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada PANGNIRTUNG, CANADA – NOVEMBER 14 During a hunting trip, Levi Ishlutak, 35, (second from left) cuts up meat from a seal shot moments earlier in Pangnirtung, Canada on Nov. 14, 2013. With so many children to feed and support, Levi often struggles to put food on the table, living day to day, and pay check to pay check. As communities in Nunavut are completely cut off from the rest of Canada by road, food and supplies are shipped at an extremely high cost by boat and plane, leading to exorbitant prices at the grocery stores. The Inuit have traditionally depended on hunting to provide food, shelter, and warmth for their families in the harsh arctic environment. Hunting provides much-needed sustenance for families. However, environmental groups often criticize the Inuit for hunting species claimed to have dwindling populations such as narwhal, belugas, seals, and polar bears. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.***EDITORS NOTE*** The photographer contributed money for food, equipment, and gas for the hunting trip, as his presence took up the limited space and supplies on the boat.

Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 5 Inuit hunters Leesee Papatsie (left) and Peterloosie Ninna Papatsie stands over the body of a polar bear they shot to death moments earlier in Baffin Island, Canada on Sept. 5, 2013. The Inuit in Canada have traditionally hunted polar bears for subsistence and income to provide for their families, given the high cost of living in isolated regions of northern Canada, and continue to do so to this day with the blessing of the government. To them, the polar bear hunt provides a much needed lifeline to impoverished Inuit families, many of whom face a wide range of social issues stemming from the forced removal from their traditional way of life and systematic assimilation into sedentary communities. However, the United States and many environmental groups list the polar bear as a threatened species, and have pushed for a global ban on the commercial trade of their fur, meat, and body parts. Canada, which is host to roughly 80% of the world’s global polar bear population, insists that there has been no noticeable decline.

Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada PANGNIRTUNG, CANADA – NOVEMBER 13 People gather around the floor of a kitchen during a feast of hunted foods in Pangnirtung, Canada on Nov. 13, 2013. As communities in Nunavut are completely cut off from the rest of Canada by road, food and supplies are shipped at an extremely high cost by boat and plane, leading to exorbitant prices at the grocery stores. The Inuit have traditionally depended on hunting to provide food, shelter, and warmth for their families in the harsh arctic environment. Hunting provides much-needed sustenance for families. However, environmental groups often criticize the Inuit for hunting species claimed to have dwindling populations such as narwhal, belugas, seals, and polar bears. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.

Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada ARVIAT, CANADA – NOVEMBER 4 The frozen pelt of a polar bear, shot days earlier, thaws in a bathtub in Arviat, Canada on Nov. 4, 2013. A single polar bear pelt can sell for over ten thousand dollars – economic salvation for many impoverished Inuit families. Listing the polar bear as a threatened species, the United States and many environmental groups have pushed for a global ban on the commercial trade of their fur, meat, and body parts. The Canadian government opposes this, on behalf of the Inuit. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.

Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada ARVIAT, CANADA – OCTOBER 16 William Tiktaq (left), 28, and Brian Tagalik (right), 28, compete with each other in an Inuit head pull competition inside their home in Arviat, Canada on Oct. 16, 2013. Inuit games are played as a way to pass the time while stuck indoors during the cold arctic winters and to test and develop the skills required for hunting and arctic survival, including strength, agility, and tolerance to pain. They require very little equipment and can be played in tight spaces.


Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada ARVIAT, CANADA – NOVEMBER 4 Inuit elders Mark and Angie Eetak cut off the fat from the pelt of a polar bear, which was shot days earlier, in Arviat, Canada on Nov. 4, 2013. A single polar bear pelt can sell for over ten thousand dollars – economic salvation for many impoverished Inuit families. Listing the polar bear as a threatened species, the United States and many environmental groups have pushed for a global ban on the commercial trade of their fur, meat, and body parts. The Canadian government opposes this, on behalf of the Inuit. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.

Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada ARVIAT, CANADA – NOVEMBER 2 Inuit hunter Mike Curley stands over polar bear footprints in the snow just outside of Arviat, Canada on Nov. 2, 2013. Waiting for the sea to freeze over so they can go out on the ice to hunt seals, polar bears generally migrate north along the Hudson Bay coast from late summer to early November. The sea usually freezes in early November, but due to a change in climate over the last few decades, the water freezes much later in the year, and less ice has been forming. It is becoming more difficult for polar bears to reach their prime hunting spots on the ice. As a result, famished polar bears searching for food make their way into human settlements like Arviat. They now regularly show up at the town dump, scavenging through the hamlet’s trash. In the fall and winter, there are almost daily sightings of polar bears wandering into the town, harassing sled dogs, rummaging through trash, and scaring residents. This gives many Inuit a potentially false sense of abundance of these wild, dangerous animals while it alarms scientists to the growing desperation of the polar bears. The Inuit who live in the polar bear’s path feel that, if anything, there are more polar bears than ever and have a hard time believing the claims of scientists and environmental groups that the polar bear population may decline by half in less than a century. But those skeptical of Inuit claims of abundance argue that the Inuit hunters have a vested interest in their ability to keep hunting polar bears. A single polar bear pelt can sell for over ten thousand dollars – economic salvation for many impoverished families. Listing the polar bear as a threatened species, the United States and many environmental groups have pushed for a global ban on the commercial trade of their fur, meat, and body parts. The Canadian government opposes this, on behalf of the Inuit. The current debate highlights the clash between traditional hunting practices and modern conservation science.

Environmental Single, Second Place
Inuit Life in Nunavut Canada BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADA – SEPTEMBER 5 Soaked in blood, a polar bear collapses on the ground after being shot by Inuit hunters in Baffin Island, Canada on Sept. 5, 2013. The Inuit in Canada have traditionally hunted polar bears for subsistence and income to provide for their families, given the high cost of living in isolated regions of northern Canada, and continue to do so to this day with the blessing of the government. To them, the polar bear hunt provides a much needed lifeline to impoverished Inuit families, many of whom face a wide range of social issues stemming from the forced removal from their traditional way of life and systematic assimilation into sedentary communities. However, the United States and many environmental groups list the polar bear as a threatened species, and have pushed for a global ban on the commercial trade of their fur, meat, and body parts. Canada, which is host to roughly 80% of the world’s global polar bear population, insists that there has been no noticeable decline.

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Antonio Bolfo
Contemporary Issues Story, Second Place


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CHICAGO, IL-SEPT 23: A Vice Lords high ranking gang member inspects a Mac 11 high capacity automatic weapon September 23, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Illegal firearms such as this has been blamed for being a core reason the soaring homicide rate has topped 500 in 2012, the highest since 2008. There has been a revitalization in gun control legislation after the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting, and State and Federal authorities are now trying to get these weapons off the street.

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CHICAGO, IL-AUG 30: Tre pouts after being yelled at by his grandmother in Roseland neighborhood August 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Their house is close to being condemned by the city, and they will be forced to relocate. Roseland neighborhood, also known as the Wild Hundreds, is considered one of the poorest and most violent areas of Chicago. Deep poverty has become an epidemic in many inner cities, but Chicago’s South Side has been hit particularly hard. The poverty levels have been blamed for being one of the reasons the soaring homicide rate has topped 500 in 2012, the highest since 2008.

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CHICAGO,IL-OCT 13: Starvin Marvin lays to rest after being shot by the very person he was trying to kill October 13, 2012 in Roseland neighborhood Chicago, Illinois. Roseland neighborhood, also known as the Wild Hundreds, which is considered one of the poorest and most violent areas of Chicago. Deep poverty has become an epidemic in many inner cities, but Chicago’s South Side has been hit particularly hard. The poverty levels have been blamed for being one of the reasons the soaring homicide rate has topped 500 in 2012, the highest since 2008.

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CHICAGO-FEB 8: Chicago gang members check out their tattoos in the back of a gang member’s bar February 8, 2013 in Chicago, IL.
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Paula Bronstein
International News Picture Story, Second Place


Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines An emotional goodbye as the reality of leaving home hits him, a Filipino man cries while on board a US military C-130 aircraft as he is about to be evacuated along with thousands of victims of typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines A body is seen in the ocean in Tacloban surrounded by the destruction it was washed up from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, the elderly and many injured are evacuated to a US military C-130 aircraft along with thousands of victims of typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, a mother walks with her daughter amongst the destruction left from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, a pregnant woman is seen at a makeshift clinic at the airport waiting to be evacuated after typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, a typhoon victim wipes his face taking a break as he searches for personal belongings near his devastated home. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, a mother washes her son amongst the destruction left from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, a man hammers away amongst the destruction left from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, victims of typhoon Haiyan pray during a Sunday mass. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, A woman grieves over the body of her husband at a makeshift clinic who just died from injuries suffered from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines In Tacloban, A child stands next to a shallow grave along the beach where an entire village was devastated from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

International News Single, Second Place
Typhoon Haiyan Devistates Philippines A body is seen in the ocean in Tacloban surrounded by the destruction it was washed up from typhoon Haiyan. The Philippines has been host to a number of natural disasters but on November 8, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan hit the islands of Leyte and Samar causing catastrophic destruction. Haiyan ( also known as Yolanda ) was an exceptionally powerful cyclone that is the strongest typhoon ever recorded. Around 6,190 people were killed and as of January, 2014 bodies are still being found. According to the UN officials about 11 million people have been affected, many left homeless.

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Andrew Hida, Brent Stirton, Bryan Christy, and Tom Stoddart
Team Multimedia, Third Place: “God’s Ivory”