Leah Hennel Wins Awards at Canadian News Photographers Pictures of the Year

Young hutterite women help catch a calf during branding on the Pincher creek Colony in southern, Alberta. This photo by Leah Hennel was awarded a First Place in the Features category.

Every year the News Photographers Association of Canada presents their Pictures of the Year Contest, which recognizes the best in Canadian photojournalism. So happy to share that our very own Leah Hennel took several top awards including a first-place in Features Category, second-place in Portrait, an HM in Picture Story Feature, and a runner-up in the Photojournalist of the Year category. There was an amazing display of photojournalism nominated this year and we want to congratulate all the winners and also all the photographers that entered this year. 

Novice steer rider Kade McDonald of Melville, Sask. poses for a portrait after his muddy ride at the Calgary Stampede. This photo by Leah Hennel was awarded a second-place finish in the Portrait/Personality category.

Hennel has won awards in previous NPAC POYs, but also has received the top honours at the National Newspaper Awards (NNAs) in 2013 and 2016.

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