Wennman, Hangst Top Prize Winners at POYi (So Far)

Wennman, Hangst Top Prize Winners at POYi (So Far)

Magnus Wennman, staff photographer at the Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet, has won Newspaper Photographer of the Year honors at the 75th annual Pictures of the Year International competition. German photographer Matthias Hangst of Getty Images won Sports Photographer of the Year. The POYi competition is run by the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Other major awards in the competition—including Reportage Photographer of the Year and Multimedia Photographer of the Year—had not been announced by press time. Judging for the POYi competition was scheduled to run through February 22.

Entries by Wennman and Hangst were judged as part of the competition’s News and Sports Divisions, respectively. Another notable winner in the News Division was Ryan M. Kelly, a staff photographer at The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, VA who took first prize for Spot News with his photograph of car plowing into people demonstrating against the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville last August.

First-prize winners of other News Division categories included Suzanne Kreiter—Newspaper Local Picture Story; Kevin Frayer—General News; Edu Bayer—Feature (image shown above); Tomás Munita—Feature Picture Story; Adrees Latif—Impact 2017 Natural Disaster; Asger Ladefoged—Portrait; and Andrew McConnell—Portrait Series.

First prize winners in Sports Division categories included Brandon Magnus—Sports Picture Story; Lisa Maree Williams—Sports Portrait; Kevin Dietsch—Sports Feature; Laurence Griffiths—Sports Action; and Michael Ciaglo—Recreational Sports.

POYi News Division jurors were Dave Labelle, Francine Orr, Rick Loomis and C.W. Griffin. Sports Division jurors were Damian Strohmeyer, David Eulitt, Elsa Garrison and Toni L. Sandys.

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Wennman, Hangst Top Prize Winners at POYi (So Far)