Denver Post Takes Top Honors In E&P‘s Photo Contest

Three staffers from The Denver Post have taken top honors in Editor & Publisher‘s Photo of the Year contest.

E&P announced last night that the Post‘s Craig F. Walker, Meghan Lyden and Tim Rasmussen had been awarded the top prize in the competition for their multimedia entry “Ian Fisher: American Soldier,” which followed Fisher’s journey as a soldier — from recruitment, induction, training, deployment to Iraq, and return from combat — over the course of 27 months.

There are also 24 other winners in six categories, including new categories like Portraits and Video/Multimedia as well as Unpublished Photo on Assignment and People’s Choice awardees.

A full list of winners after the jump

The 2009 Photos of the Year Winners:

Grand Prize

Craig F. Walker, Meghan Lyden, and Tim Rasmussen, The Denver Post

News (Spot/General)

More than 250,000: David Guttenfelder, The Associated Press, Camp Restrepo, Afghanistan

100,000 – 249,999: Mary Chind, The Des Moines (Iowa) Register

25,000 – 99,999: Kelly J. Huff, Decatur Herald & Review, Springfield, Ill.

Less than 25,000: Tom Kelly IV, Daily Local News, West Chester, Pa.


More than 250,000: Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press, Sarab, Afghanistan

100,000 – 249,999: Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal, Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada

25,000 – 99,999: Dustin Safranek, Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times

Less than 25,000: Matt Stamey, The Houma (La.) Courier


More than 250,000: Srdjan Suki, European Pressphoto Agency, Rome

100,000 – 249,999: Chris Aluka Berry, The State, Augusta, Ga.

25,000 – 99,999: Dale Gerhard, The Press of Atlantic City, Ocean City, N.J.

Less than 25,000: Drew Angerer, Sandusky (Ohio) Register


More than 250,000: Tony Karumba, Agence France-Presse, Mwanza, Tanzania

100,000 – 249,999: Rick McFarland, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.

25,000 – 99,999: Stephanie Bruce, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer

Less than 25,000: Ron Siddle, Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, Calif.

Multiple Images/Photo Essay

More than 250,000: Emilio Morenatti, The Associated Press

100,000 – 249,999: Leila Navidi, Las Vegas Sun

25,000 – 99,999: Katie Falkenberg, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.

Less than 25,000: Bill Coates, Arizona Capitol Times, Phoenix, Ariz.


More than 250,000: Ayperi Karabuda Ecer and Jassim Ahmad, Reuters, in association with MediaStorm

100,000 – 249,999: Elizabeth Conley, The Detroit News

25,000 – 99,999: Sean Simmers, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

Less than 25,000: Mark R. Brown, Santa Maria (Calif.) Times

Unpublished Photo on Assignment

David Goldman for The New York Times

People’s Choice

Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post

Honorable Mentions: People’s Choice

Kelly J. Huff, Decatur Herald & Review, Springfield, Ill.

Barbara J. Perenic, Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun

Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press, Toronto

Thomas Boyd, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

Pam Roberts, The Ely (Minn.) Echo

Jimmy May, Bloomsburg (Pa.) Press-Enterprise

Bill Tremblay, The Independent, Durham, N.C.

Jonathan Yu, The Bi-College News, Haverford, Pa.

Don Denton, Victoria News, B.C., Canada

Honorable Mentions: Video/Multimedia

Maya Alleruzzo, Rick Bowmer, and Evan Vucci, The Associated Press

Ann Silvio, Tito Bottitta, Bill Greene, and Scott LaPierre, The Boston Globe

Sonya N. Hebert, Ahna Hubnik, and Brad Loper, The Dallas Morning News

Peter Huoppi, The Day, New London, Conn.

Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal, Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada

Carol Guzy, The Washington Post

Publish date: October 26, 2009 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT