Herald photographers win 5 regional awards

PORTLAND — Two Daily Herald photographers were among the winners in the 2014 Associated Press Northwest photo contest, announced this week at the annual meeting here of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association.

Herald photographer Dan Bates won three awards, and Genna Martin won two awards. Each won a first-place honor in different categories in competition with photographers at other daily newspapers with circulations under 50,000.

Bates won first place in the feature category for a photo of a USS Shoup sailor arriving home in Everett and meeting his infant daughter for the first time. Bates also won third place in that category for a photo of a returning soldier surprising his son with a classroom visit in Lake Stevens and second place in the multiple-pictures category for photos of life on a Marysville farm.

Martin won first place in the multiple-pictures category for photos of the USS Nimitz homecoming and third place in the sports category for a picture of a high school diving competition in Snohomish.

“The Daily Herald’s photojournalists know what it means to tell a community’s story,” said Neal Pattison, the paper’s executive editor. “Their great photos are an important part of our journalism.”

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