News Photographers Association of Canada – 2018 National Pictures of the Year
My submission for the NPAC National Pictures of the Year contest consists mainly of sports photos with a few portraits, features and a pictorial image. You can read about the guidelines for each category by following the link below.
Thank you to all the clients that I had the pleasure of working with in 2018 and to my photographer friends who continue to push the limits of creativity and productivity.
I enjoy entering the NPAC yearly and monthly contests because if one of my photos is selected it serves as recognition that I made a photo that stands out as unique. Similarly, if a photo that I think is good is not chosen it serves as motivation not to complain but a signal that I always need to keep trying, learning and researching better ways of doing things.
I also love being ranked. It is a feeling I grew very fond of from my years on the Canadian National Rowing Team. It is important to me because if I don’t open myself up to the potential success and failure it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking I’m better than I actually am.
Alex Fiva of Switzerland, Adam Kappacher of Austria and Igor Omelin of Olympic Athlete from Russia compete in the Freestyle Skiing Men’s Ski Cross on day 12 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea on February 21, 2018.
Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell dances with his teammates after defeating the Ottawa Redblacks 27-16 in the Canadian Football Leagues 106th Grey Cup in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday November 25, 2018.
Dias Guseinov #11 of Kazakhstan gets his stick caught underneath the visor of Dylan Samberg #4 of the United States following an attempted shot on goal at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 28, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Freestyle mogul skier Andi Naude reacts after skiing off course on her final run after posting the highest preliminary round scoreat the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 11, 2018.
Aleksi Heponiemi #10 of Finland covers his face as teammates Santeri Virtanen #22 and Otto Latvala #21 lean on their sticks following an opening round 2-1 loss to Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championships at the Save-on-Foods Memorial Centre on December 26, 2018 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
Christopher Delbosco of Canada flies through the air before crashing as Siegmar Klotz of Italy, Sergey Ridzik of Olympic athletes of Russia and Francois Place of France race to the line during the Men’s Ski Cross event at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Phoenix Snow Park in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea on February 21, 2018.
Paralympic athlete Jon Dunkerley and his guide, James Cook swim tethered together during a training session at Thetis Lake in Victoria, British Columbia on May 25, 2018.
Dunkerley was born blind due to a genetic defect and Cook look to form a successful partnership as they aim for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.
South Korean Cross Country Skier Magnus Kim wipes frozen spit from his face after completing the Men’s 15km Free at the Alpensia Cross-Country Centre in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea on February 16, 2018.
Mark McMorris of Canada jumps during the Snowboard Mens Big Air Finals at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea on February 24, 2018.
Max Parrot of Canada jumps during the Snowboard Mens Big Air Finals at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea on February 24, 2018.
Canada’s Mikael Kingsbury spins off the first jump during a training session prior to the men’s World Cup freestyle moguls event in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, January 5th, 2018.
The Canadian sled of Nick Poloniato (pilot), Lacelles Brown, Bryan Barnett and Ben Coakwell congratulate each other following the completion of their final run at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on February 25, 2018.
A man takes a photo of the bow of the 1082 foot Norwegian Bliss which has 16 decks, can hold 4,000 passengers and is the largest cruise ship to ever dock at Ogden Point in Victoria, British Columbia Canada on June 1, 2018.
Principal Pops Conductor Sean O’Loughlin poses for a portrait at Mount Douglas Park in Victoria, British Columbia Canada on September 24th, 2018.
Sea Kayaker Albert Keller rides the Okisollo wave which forms on the north east side of Quadra Island in British Columbia, Canada on May 29, 2018.
Principal Cellist for the Victoria Symphony Brian Yoon poses for a portrait in Oak Bay on October 12th, 2018.
Spectators at the Rip Curl Pro Surfing competition play volleyball during a fog delay at Cox Bay in Tofino, British Columbia Canada on May 12th, 2018.
Gold medal winners Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir of Canada celebrate during the victory ceremony for the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day eleven of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena in Gangneung, South Korea on February 20, 2018.