Winners: 2016 Arizona Press Club photo awards

Two Arizona Republic photographers took home top honors in the Arizona Press Club’s 2016 Photojournalism Awards.

Michael Chow was named News Photographer of the Year and Patrick Breen was awarded Sports Photographer of the Year, with the award for Photograph of the Year also going to Chow.

Courtney Pedroza of Arizona State University was named College Photographer of the Year.

The Daily-News Sun’s Jacob Stanek was named Community Photographer of the Year.

The Press Club will begin announcing winners of the 2016 Writing and Design Awards next week.

STATE CATEGORIES

NEWS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • 1st Place Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place David Wallace/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
  • (HM) Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic

SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • 1st Place Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place Christian Petersen/Getty Images
  • 3rd Place Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) Chris Coduto/Getty Images

 

COLLEGE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • 1st Place: Courtney Pedroza/Arizona State University
  • 2nd Place: Alex McIntyre/University of Arizona
  • 3rd Place: Ben Moffat/Arizona State University

 

PHOTOGRAPH OF THE YEAR

“Grieving Grandmother” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic

NEWS & ISSUE VIDEO

  • 1st Place “Don Bolles” by Thomas Berry/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Voices and Face from a Protest” by Thomas Berry/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Prescott Woman Alleges Abuse” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic

 

FEATURE VIDEO

  • 1st Place “Wild Horses & Wild Men” by Pat Shannahan/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Avondale Quads” by Cheryl Evans/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Stuttering Pilot Overcomes Disorder” by Thomas Berry/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Blind Students Hike Grand Canyon” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic

 

SPORTS VIDEO

  • 1st Place by “Christabel Nettey” by Rob Schumacher & Pat Shannahan/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Roping is a way of life” by Pat Shannahan/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Extreme kayaking in Arizona and beyond” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic

 

PICTURE STORY

  • 1st Place “Avondale Quads” by Cheryl Evans/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Chuck and Joan” by Mamta Popat/Arizona Daily Star
  • 3rd Place “Teens Take the Grand Canyon” Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
  • (Honorable Mention) “Child Crisis” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic

 

SPOT NEWS

  • 1st Place “Fire Retardant” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Fight” by Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “First Car Crush” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Taxi Rollover” by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

 

GENERAL NEWS

  • 1st Place “Grieving Grandmother” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Police Line” by Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Election” Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star
  • (Honorable Mention) “Trump Protester Punch’ Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star
  • (Honorable Mention) “DNC” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic

 

FEATURE

  • 1st Place “Dust” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “BTM” by Ben Moffat/ASU
  • 3rd Place “112 Degrees” by Mark Henle/Arizona Republic

 

PORTRAIT

  • 1st Place “Cry” by Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Senior Olympian” A.E. Araiza/Arizona Daily Star
  • 3rd Place “Cyber Security” Jim Poulin/Phoenix Business Journal

 

PICTORIAL

  • 1st Place “Ballet” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Cedar Fire” by Mark Henle/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Inside Grand Canyon” by David Wallace/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Rio Sunset” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic

 

NATURE

  • 1st Place “Heron and Haboob” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Grand Canyon” Cedar Fire” by Mark Henle/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Monsoon Runoff” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Sandhill Crane” by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star
  • (Honorable Mention) “Organ Pipe Night Sky” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “End of the Rainbow” by Ron Medvescek/Arizona Daily Star

 

SPORTS ACTION

  • 1st Place “Touchdown” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “On the Chin” by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
  • 3rd Place “Diving Catch” by Chris Coduto/Getty Images
  • (Honorable Mention) “Practice Makes Perfect” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Larry Flipped” by Chris Coduto/Getty Images
  • (Honorable Mention) “Error” by Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star

 

SPORTS FEATURE

  • 1st Place “Gatorade Bath” by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
  • 2nd Place “Rickie’s Feeling Left Out” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Splits” by Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Road to Olympics” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic

 

SPORTS PORTRAIT

  • 1st Place “Skate” by Patrick Breen/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Logan Osborn” by Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • 3rd Place “Jay Johnson” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic

 

SPORTS PICTORIAL

  • 1st Place “Goal” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic
  • 2nd Place “Warm-up” by Rob Schumacher/Arizona Republic
  • 3rd Place “Practice Sunset” by Ben Moffat/ASU
  • (Honorable Mention) “Sunrise Ride” by Tom Tingle/Arizona Republic
  • (Honorable Mention) “Huddle” by Michael Chow/Arizona Republic

 

No awards giving in the following category: Culinary.

 

COMMUNITY CATEGORIES

COMMUNITY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

  • 1st Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 2nd Place Not awarded
  • 3rd Place Not awarded

 

PICTURE STORY

  • 1st Place Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers
  • 2nd Place Not awarded
  • 3rd Place Not awarded

 

SPOT NEWS

  • 1st Place Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times
  • 2nd Place Not awarded
  • 3rd Place Not awarded

 

GENERAL NEWS

  • 1st Place Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times
  • 2nd Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 3rd Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • (Honorable Mention) Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times
  • (Honorable Mention) Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times

FEATURE

  • 1st Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 2nd Place Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers
  • 3rd Place Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times
  • (Honorable Mention) Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun

PORTRAIT

  • 1st Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 2nd Place Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • 3rd Place – Not awarded

 

PICTORIAL

  • 1st Place Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • 2nd Place Not awarded
  • 3rd Place Not awarded

 

NATURE

  • 1st Place Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • 2nd Place Not awarded
  • 3rd Place Not awarded

 

SPORTS ACTION

  • 1st Place Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers
  • 2nd Place Donovan Quintero/Navajo Times
  • 3rd Place Mike Rincon/Tucson Weekly
  • (Honorable Mention) Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • (Honorable Mention) Randy Hoeft/Yuma Sun
  • (HM) Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun

 

SPORTS FEATURE

  • 1st Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 2nd Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • 3rd Place Jacob Stanek/Daily News-Sun
  • (Honorable Mention) Arianna Grainey/Independent Newspapers

 

No awards giving in the following categories:

Sports Pictorial, News & Issue Video, Feature Video, Sports Video, Culinary and Sports Portrait.

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