SEATTLE — The winners of the 2017 Associated Press Northwest photo contest, announced Thursday at the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association.

The Cowles trophy, awarded each year since 1952, is named for William Hutchison Cowles, former publisher of The Spokesman-Review. The Blackburn award is named for a photographer for The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver who was killed in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Reid Blackburn Memorial Award

The (Eugene) Register Guard. Colin Andrew, “Flying Dogs.”

Cowles Cup Award

The Daily Herald, Andy Bronson. “Rainbow Of OSO.”

Metro:

Metro Feature

First Place

The (Eugene) Register-Guard. Collin Andrew, “Flying Dogs.”

Second Place

The Seattle Times. Alan Berner.

Third Place

The (Eugene) Register-Guard . Collin Andrew, “Feeding the Meter.”

Metro Sports

First Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle, “Roars With Delight.”

Second Place

The Seattle Times. Alan Berner, “The Scorekeeper.”

Third Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. Dan Pelle, “Senior Day.”

Metro News

First Place

The (Eugene) Register-Guard . Collin Andrew, “Sewer Capture.”

Second Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. Tyler Tjomsland, “Raging While Aging.”

Third Place

The Seattle Times. Bettina Hansen, “Peace Joint.”

Metro Portrait

First Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. Kathy Plonka, “Leaving Rehab.”

Second Place

The Seattle Times. Alan Berner, “Inquisitive Eyes.”

Third Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. Kathy Plonka, “Sister Paschalina Marie.”

Metro Multiple – Picture Story

First Place

The Seattle Times. Bettina Hansen, “Homeless Sweeps.”

Second Place

The Seattle Times. Bettina Hansen, “Cuba.”

Third Place

The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review. Kathy Plonka, “Daybreak.”

Non-Metro:

Non-Metro Feature

First Place

(Bremerton) Kitsap Sun. Meegan M. Reid, “Cat Rescue.”

Second Place

(Twins Falls) Times-News. Drew Nash, “Cowboy Cola.”

Third Place

Tri-City Herald. Bob Brawdy, “Patriotic Raindrop.”

Non-Metro Sports

First Place

(Bremerton) Kitsap Sun. Larry Steagall, “Comeback.”

Second Place

(Twins Falls) Times-News. Drew Nash, “Scoring.”

Third Place

(Bremerton) Kitsap Sun. Meegan M. Reid, “I Got It.”

Non-Metro News

First Place

The Daily Herald. Andy Bronson, “Rainbow of OSO.”

Second Place

The (Bend) Bulletin. Joe Kline, “West Bend Burn.”

Third Place

(Bremerton) Kitsap Sun. Larry Steagall, “Turtle Saved.”

Non-Metro Portrait

First Place

The Daily Herald. Andy Bronson, “Musician Kerst.”

Second Place

(Bremerton) Kitsap Sun. Larry Steagall, “Topless.”

Third Place

The (Bend) Bulletin. Joe Kline, “Open Heart Surgery.”

Non-Metro Multiple – Picture Story

First Place

(Twins Falls) Times-News. Drew Nash, “Theatre.”

Second Place

(Twins Falls) Times-News. Drew Nash, “Foster Care System.”

Third Place

(Twin Falls) Times-News. Pat Sutphin, “Aquaculture.”


This list has been corrected to show Pat Sutphin of the Times-News won third place in the non-metro multiple picture story category.