S.F. Bay Area Press Photographers Association Bestows Awards in Annual Competition

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The San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association presented awards Sunday to the winners of its 36th Annual Newspaper and Television News Photography Competition.

About 120 news photographers and photojournalism students in the greater Bay Area from every major newspaper, wire service and television station entered the competition for their photography in 2009.

The winners are as follows:

Newspaper Photographer of the Year: Chris Jordan, (Fairfield) Daily Republic.

Television Photographer of the Year: Anne Onate, KTVU.

Student Photographer of the Year: Adam Lau, San Francisco State University.

Newspaper Spot News Photography: Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record, “Rooftop Arrest”.

Newspaper General News Photography: Patrick Tehan, San Jose Mercury News, “Failing Prison System”.

Newspaper Features Photography: Chris Kaufman, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, “BMX Riders”.

Newspaper Sports Action Photography: Scott MacDonald, The Salinas Californian, “Tie-Down Roping”.

Newspaper Sports Feature Photography: Jose Luis Villegas, The Sacramento Bee, “Joy at the Buzzer”.

Newspaper Portrait/Personality Photography: Chris Kaufman, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, “Sea of Crosses”.

Newspaper News Picture Story: Renee C. Byer, The Sacramento Bee, “California Economy Crisis”.

Newspaper Feature Picture Story: Ariel Zambelich, freelance, “I?ll Be A Beautiful Girl”.

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Best Mini-Doc Multimedia Package: Pauline Lubens, San Jose Mercury News, “Baghdad to San Jose”.

Newspaper Best Short Multimedia Piece: John J. Green, Bay Area News Group, “Female Boxer”.

Television News Video Spot News Photography: Dean C. Smith, KGO-TV,/ABC-7 News, “Pacifica Precipice”.

Television News Video General News Photography: Jeremy Carroll, KNTV, “Scouts And Vets”.

Television News Video Feature Photography: Garvin Thomas, KNTV, “Clockmaker”.

Television News Video Sports Photography: Chris Bollini, KFTY, “Bay Meadows”.

Television News Video In-Depth Mini-Documentary/Series: John Kabasakalis, freelance, “Chinese Take Out”.

Television News Video Journalist – On Deadline: Da Lin, KRON, “Oakland Manhunt”.

Television News Video Journalist – Non-Deadline: Chris Bollini, KFTY, “Escape from Alcatraz”.

For more information, contact San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association President Paul Sakuma at (650) 494-6592 or (415) 652-1608 cell, or via e-mail at sfbappa(at)aol.com or at http://www.sfbappa.org.

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