2013 AP NW photo contest winners

SEATTLE — The winners of the 2013 Associated Press Northwest photo contest, announced Thursday at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association.

The Cowles trophy, awarded each year since 1952, is named for William Hutchison Cowles, former publisher of The Spokesman-Review. The Blackburn award is named for a photographer for The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver who was killed in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

The Reid Blackburn Award: Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman: “Untitled.” (Cross and Moon).

Cowles Cup: Kai-Huei Yau, Tri-City Herald: “Football Campaign.”

NonMetro Division:

News?1st: Timothy J. Gonzalez, Statesman Journal: “A Son’s Sacrifice.”

News 2nd: Bob Brawdy, Tri-City Herald: “Dog Escapes House Fire.”

News 3rd: Alysha Beck, The World: “Human Remains.”


1st: Joe Klein, The Bulletin: “Takedown.”?

Sports 2nd: Kai-Huei Yau, Tri-City Herald : “Untitled.”

Sports 3rd: Kai-Huei Yau, Tri-City Herald: “Untitled.”

Portrait?1st: Kai-Huei Yau, Tri-City Herald: “Untitled.”

Portrait 2nd: Joe Klein, The Bulletin: “Retirement.”

Portrait 3rd: Andy Bronson, Bellingham Herald: “Hay Shirt.”


1st: Larry Steagall, Kitsap Sun: “Nine Eleven.”

Feature 2nd: Rich Dickin, Tri-City Herald: “Raft Dogs.”

Feature 3rd: Drew Nash, Times-News: “Pig Wrestling.”

Multiple/Photo Story?1st: Kai-Huei Yau, Tri-City Herald: “Football Campaign.”

Multiple/Photo Story 2nd: Danielle Peterson, Statesman Journal: “Queen’s Battle With Cancer.”

Multiple/Photo Story 3rd: Thomas Patterson, Statesman Journal: “Last Nights of the Press.”

Metro Division:

News 1st: Joshua Trujillo, Seattlepi.com: “May Day.”

News 2nd: Colin Mulany, The Spokesman-Review: “Reflection of a fire.”

News 3rd: Dan Pelle, Spokesman-Review: “Dirty Job.”

Feature 1st: Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman, “Untitled.”

Feature 2nd: Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard: “LionCarted.”

Feature 3rd: Ross William Hamilton, The Oregonian: “Hubble.”

Multiple/Photo Story 1st: Kathy Plonka, The Spokesman-Review: “Little Victories.”

Multiple/Photo Story 2nd: “Alan Berner, The Seattle Times: “Gum Wall.”

Multiple/Photo Story 3rd: “Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times: “Landesa.”

Portrait 1st: Alan Berner, The Seattle Times: “Beard Champion.”

Portrait 2nd: Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard: “Man’s Best Partner.”

Portrait 3rd: Jamie Francis, The Oregonian: “Prom Masks.”

Sports 1st: Brent Wojahn, The Oregonian: “Superman.”

Sports 2nd: Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times: “Rainy Victory.”

Sports 3rd: Brian Davies, The Register-Guard: “Floor Scramble.”

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