Mark Edelson, Jamie Wellford, Win Top BOP Picture Editing Honors

A Newsweek magazine layout (at top) produced by Jamie Wellford, the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year, and a Palm Beach Post front page produced by the Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year, Mark Edelson.
A Newsweek magazine layout (at top) produced by Jamie Wellford, the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year, and a Palm Beach Post front page produced by the Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year, Mark Edelson.

By Donald R. Winslow

DURHAM, NC (April 23, 2013) – Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post was today named the National Press Photographers Association's Best Of Photojournalism 2013 Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year, and Jamie Wellford of Newsweek was selected as the Magazine Picture Editor of the Year.

The Los Angeles Times photography editing staff won Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year (Team) honors, and zReportage by ZUMA Press and zumapress.com won the Best Use Of Photography By Electronic Publications title.

The runner-up for Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year is Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times, and honorable mention was awarded to Michele McNally of The New York Times.

The Photojournalism Editing winners are divided into Newspaper and Magazine categories.

 

NEWSPAPERS

In Newspapers, the Front Page first place category winner is a The Palm Beach Post for "Our Hearts Are Broken Today," coverage of the Newtown shooting. Second place is Kenneth D. Lyons and Tim Rasmussen of The Denver Post, and third place is Michele McNally of The New York Times. Honorable mentions were awarded to Robert St. John of the Los Angeles Times and Brian Kratzer of the Columbia Missourian.

The Newspaper Single-Page News category was won by Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post for "An Unspeakable Scene," a Newtown massacre package. Second place is Kenneth D. Lyons and Tim Rasmussen of The Denver Post, and third place is Martin Smith-Rodden of The Virginian-Pilot. The Pilot also won an honorable mention.

The Newspaper Multi-Page News category was won by Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post for "Our Hearts Are Broken Today," Newtown shooting coverage. Second place is Martin Smith-Rodden of The Virginian-Pilot, and third place is Edelson of The Palm Beach Post. An honorable mention was also awarded to the Pilot.

In the Newspaper Single-Page Documentary & Photojournalism Project category, first place is Martin Smith-Rodden of The Virginian-Pilot for "Daily Life In Afghanistan." Second place is Michele McNally of The New York Times, and third place is Jake May of The Register-Mail. The Times also won an honorable mention.

The Newspaper Multi-Page Doumentary & Photojournalism Project category was won by Tim Rasmussen, Meghan Lyden, and Joe Amon of The Denver Post for "Heroin In Denver: Fallen Angel." Second place is the Eric Strachan, Michel Fortier, and Greg Kahn of the Naples Daily News, and third place is Mary Cooney of the Los Angeles Times. An honorable mention was awarded to Justin Best of The Herald in Everett, WA.

The Newspaper Recurring Feature Or Series winner is Michele McNally of The New York Times for "Election 2012." McNally and the Times also took second and third place. An honorable mention was given to Sonya Doctorian of The Washington Post.

The Newspaper Special Section Or Reprint category winner is Michele McNally of The New York Times for "Sunday Review." Second place was also won by the McNally and thge Times, and third place is Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post. An honorable mention was also awarded to the Times.

The Newspaper News Section (Other Than Front Page) category was won by Michele McNally of The New York Times for "Election 2012." The Times also took second place, and third place is Matt Craig of The Wall Street Journal.

The Newspaper Sports Section Front was won by Michele McNally of The New York Times for "Sports Sunday." Second place was also won by the Times, and third place is Sonya Doctorian of The Washington Post. The Post also won an honorable mention.

The Newspaper Sports Project category was won by Michele McNally of The New York Times for "In First For Olympics, Amputee Will Run." Second place was also won by the Times, and third place is Justin Rumbach of The Herald of Jasper, IN. An honorable mention was also awarded to the Times.

In the Newspaper Illustrative Single Page category, first place is Michele McNally of The New York Times for "Travel: Single In The Caribbean." Mark Edelson of The Palm Beach Post took second and third place. An honorable mention was awarded to Calvin Hom of the Los Angeles Times. 

 

MAGAZINES

In the Magazine Cover category, first place Andrew Piper of Colorado Seen for "Occupy Denver." Second place is Sports Illustrated, and third place is The Seattle Times. Honorable mentions were also awarded to SI and the Seattle Times.

In Magazine Illustrative Story, first place is Newsweek for "To The Death," a bullfighting story. Second place is Russian Reporter magazine, and third place is Newsweek. Honorable mentions were awarded to Newsweek and Mother Jones magazine.

In the Magazine News Story category, first place is .týždeň for "Cervena ciara." Second place is also .týždeň, and third place is Russian Reporter magazine. Honorable mentions were awarded to Newsweek and .týždeň.

In the Magazine Story Opener category, firt place is Newsweek for "Desperate Acts." Second place, third place, and an honorable mention were won by .týždeň.

In Magazine Sports Story, first place is Russian Reporter magazine for their coverage of the Olympic Games. Second place is The Seattle Times, and third place is Sports Ilustrated. SI also won an honorable mention.

In the Magazine Personality Profile Or Lifestyle Story category, first place is Russian Reporter magazine for a story about toddler beauty queens. Second and third place is .týždeň. An honorable mention was also awarded to Russian Reporter magazine.

In the Magazine Recurring Feature Or Series category, first place is Jim Colton of Sports Illustrated for "Leading Off." Second place and third place is Carol Nakagawa of The Seattle Times, and an honorable mention was awarded to .týždeň.

Final judging in this year's Best Of Photojournalism contest was completed last weekend at Ohio University's School of Visual Communication in Athens, OH, and it was coordinated by NPPA BOP Contest Committee chair Terry Eiler and OU VisCom associate professor of journalism Stan Alost.

In the Still Photojournalism, Photojournalism Editing, and Multimedia Photojournalism categories there were 68 judges used online in the Primary round, and a much smaller group of judges picked winners in person in Athens at VisCom during last weekend's Final round. The Still Photojournalism and Photojournalism Editing Final rounds were broadcast live online using Google Hangout.

For the Photojournalism Editing finalists the judges were picture editor Molly Roberts of Smithsonian magazine in Washington, DC; photojournalist Matt Moyer, a Knight Fellow and National Geographic contributor (who was a replacement for judge Steve Jessmore, who had a family emergency); and photography director Bert Fox of The Charlotte Observer.

NPPA's 2013 Best Of Photojournalism contest was sponsored this year by Ohio University's School of Visual Communication and Michigan State University.

Read about the Still Photojournalism winners online here.