Winners: 2017 Arizona Press Club photo awards

Nick Oza was named News Photographer of the Year and Christian Petersen was awarded Sports Photographer of the Year, with the award for Picture Story of the Year also going to Oza.

Photographer of the Year

First – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic

Second – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star

Third – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic

Sports Photographer of the Year

First – Christian Petersen, Getty Images

Second – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star

Third – Kelly Presnell, Arizona Daily Star

Honorable Mention – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic

X01 Picture Story

First – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic “Migrants Journey in Death Valley”

Second – Mark Henle, The Arizona Republic “Border Wall”

Third – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic “Rally Turns Violent”

Honorable Mention – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic “Hurricane Harvey Rescue”

Honorable Mention – Mamta Popat, Arizona Daily Star “Norma Trujillo Recovery”

X02 News

First – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic “Hurricane”

Second – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic “First to Be Deported”

Third – Mark Henle, The Arizona Republic “Protest”

Honorable Mention – Patrick Breen, The Arizona Republic “Sexual Harassment”

Honorable Mention – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Wings Over Wilcox”

X03 Feature

First – Kelly Presnell, Arizona Daily Star “Strike”

Second – Mamta Popat, Arizona Daily Star “Flag”

Third – Mark Henle, The Arizona Republic “Homeless Heat Relief”

Honorable Mention – Patrick Breen, The Arizona Republic “Cry”

X04 Portrait

First – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic “Soul”

Second – Mamta Popat, Arizona Daily Star “Bishop”

Third – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Glow”

Honorable Mention – Thomas Hawthorne, The Arizona Republic “Jake Falby”

Honorable Mention – Mark Henle, The Arizona Republic “Leonard Sloan”

X05 Pictorial

First – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic “Summer Solstice”

Second – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Sunset Lightning”

Third –  Tom Tingle, The Arizona Republic “U2”

Honorable Mention –  Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Empire Ranch”

Honorable Mention –  Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic “Sedona Autumn”

X06 Sports Action

First – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Crowded Paint”

Second – Rob Schumacher, The Arizona Republic “Touchdown Leap”

Third – Christian Petersen, Getty Images “Punch Snot Out”

Honorable Mention – Kelly Presnell, Arizona Daily Star “Intentional”

X07 Sports Feature

First – Christian Petersen, Getty Images “Just Short”

Second – Mike Christy, Arizona Daily Star “Game Winner”

Third – Kelly Presnell, Arizona Daily Star “Bananas”

Honorable Mention – Nick Oza, The Arizona Republic “Winner”

Honorable Mention – Mamta Popat, Arizona Daily Star “Zona Zoo”

X08 Sports Pictorial

First – Christian Petersen, Getty Images “Final Four Free Throw”

Second – Patrick Breen, The Arizona Republic – “Battle at the Plate”

Third – Kelly Presnell, Arizona Daily Star “Kicker”

Honorable Mention – Christian Petersen, Getty Images “In the Red”

Honorable Mention – Sean Logan, “Cyclists”

Community POY

Not enough entries to be judged

C1- Photo Story

Not enough entries to be judged

C2  News

First – Donovan Quintero, Navajo Times “Justice 4 Loreal Rally”

Second – Donovan Quintero, Navajo Times “Salute for Fallen Officer”

Third – Donovan Quintero, Navajo Times “Mountain Lion Killed”

C3  Feature

First – Adron Gardner, Navajo Times “Gunny Sack Race”

Second – Donovan Quintero, Navajo Times “Miss Navajo”

Third – Arianna Grainey, Independent Newspapers “Sheltie Goes Over A Bar”

C4  Portrait

First – Adron Gardner, Navajo Times “Light Strikes Darrian Archuleta”

Second – Adron Gardner, Navajo Times “Bus Driver Freddie Yazzie”

Third – Donovan Quintero, Navajo Times “Marjorie ‘Grandma’ Thomas”

C5  Pictorial

Not enough entries to be judged

C6  Sports

First – Arianna Grainey, Independent Newspapers “Rider Tries to Hang On”

Second – Arianna Grainey, Independent Newspapers “Double Play”

Third – Adron Gardner, Navajo Times “Moment of Victory”  

Honorable Mention- Paul Natonabah, Navajo Times “Shot Block”

 

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