The San Francisco Bay Area Press Photographers Association announced the winners of its 28th Annual Newspaper and Television News Photography Competition. The awards were presented on Sunday, April 28, at Scott's restaurant in Oakland's Jack London Square. More than 175 news photographers as well as photojournalism students in the greater San Francisco Bay Area from every major newspaper, wire service and television station entered the competition for their photography in 2001.

Ken McLaughlin Newspaper News Photographer of the Year Award:
1st: Richard Koci Hernandez, San Jose Mercury News
2nd: Bryan Patrick, Sacramento Bee

3rd: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa)

Ken McLaughlin Television News Photographer of the Year Award:
Tony Hodrick, KTVU

Student Still Division:
1st: Dai Sugano, San Jose State University
(Greg Robinson Memorial Student Photographer of the Year Award)

2nd: Lindsay Miller, San Francisco State University
(Luci S. Williams Houston Memorial Student Photography Award)

3rd: Chris Preovolos, San Jose State University

Willie Kee Memorial Video Student Photographer of the Year Award:
Eric Ignacio, San Francisco State University

Newspaper Spot News Photography:
1st: Michael McCollum, The Record (Stockton), "Lodi Shootout"

2nd: Bryan Patrick, Sacramento Bee, "Officer Down"
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Daniel Snook, center, yells for help and ambulance as members of the Sacramento Metro Fire Dept. treat C.H.P. officer Martin Tapia who was shot twice by multiple-murder suspect Joseph Ferguson The CHP patrol car has a shattered drivers window the result of a shootout between officers and Ferguson. Snook was the first officer to spot Ferguson.

3rd: Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, "Bike Crash"
Cyclist Richard Del Valle holds his head in his hands as spectators come to the aid of Rod Markell, who lies bleeding on the sidewalk. Del Valle and another cyclist careened into the crowd following a collision at the Santa Cruz Criterium Bike Race. Markell's skull was fractured in three places in the incident.

Award of Excellence: Chris Crewell, Sacramento Bee, "Fatal Fire Reaction"
Fatal Fire Reaction - Carol Kagan (CQ) left of Fair Oaks is consoled by her friend Melissa Holden (CQ) at the scene of a house fire Friday morning November 23, 2001 at 1812 1st Ave in which Carol's 14 year old son Wesley Kagan, who had Down Syndrome, died. He was rescued, and later pronounced dead at UC Davis Med Center. Both women tried to save the child, evidenced by the smoke and soot covering them.

Award of Excellence: Jakub Mosur, Freelance, "Elevator"
Jesse Sisgold, 24, a law student, gets helped out of an elevator by Dan Gruber at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco during the North California's rolling blackout Wednesday Jan. 17 2001.


Newspaper General News Photography:
1st: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press, "Tears Tatyana"
Boris Kukharskaya, left, cries as he leans his head against his daughter, Tatyana, 9, as she lays in her coffin at the quiet Haven Memorial Park in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2001. Tatyana Kukarskaya was one of six people stabbed to death by suspect Nikolay Soltys, 27, a Ukrianian immigrant. 8/26/01

2nd: Cindi Christie, Contra Costa Newspapers, "Northern Alliance Leader"
Anayat Sharifi (cq) of Afghanistan, currently living in Fremont, Calif., kisses each poster of Northern Alliance leader Ahmad Shah Masood as he attaches them to his Honda Passport parked in Fremont's "Little Kabul" area on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2001. The posters pay homage to the slain "Hero of Afghanistan" Sharifi said he plans to return to Afghanistan, where he had been studying at the medical university in Kabul. (CONTRA COSTA TIMES/CINDI CHRISTIE) slug: bayafghan

3rd: Brant Ward, San Francisco Chronicle, "Goodbye"
Goodbye--Corrine Dowling, far right, and other members of the volunteer group "Give A Dog A Bone" say goodbye to Ernie, a pit bull, who has just been put to sleep at the animal control center. Ernie was exercised and loved by the volunteers, but officials decided he could not be safely adopted, so he was put down.

Award of Excellence: Frederic Larson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Blackouts"
BLACKOUTS- Rolling blackouts in California affected Visitacom Valley Middle School in San Francisco.


Newspaper Feature Photography:
1st: Joanne HoYoung Lee, San Jose Mercury News , "Paris Opera Ballet"
SAN FRANCISCO--4/29/01--This is a scene from the ACT III of the Shades Scene in the Paris Opera Ballet's production of La Bayadere, performing at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco from April 30 to May 3rd. The Paris Opera BAllet will be in San Francisco til May 5th. 3jhl1.jpg

2nd: Dean Coppola, Contra Costa Newspapers, "Trampoline"
Yesenia Barraza, 7, bounces on a trampoline in front of her family's "straw bale" house at Frog Hollow Farm near Brentwood, Calif. on Thursday, October 4, 2001. Farmer Al Corchesne is trying to secure loans to build more of the homes on his farm for his workers. (Contra Costa Times/Dean Coppola) 3dmc2.jpg

3rd: Lance Iversen, San Francisco Chronicle, "Plains Project"
Hundreds of Grasshoppers line the dirt road leading to Hope Church outside of Lemmon South Dakota . By LANCE IVERSEN/SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

Award of Excellence: Eric Luse, San Francisco Chronicle, "Artichoke"
ARTICHOKE Ocean Mist Farms artichoke picker Manuel Guzman tosses an artichoke in the air landing in his Canasta (pickers backpack) weighing up 80 lbs. This is in a field near Castroville, CA. Artichoke are in season and ready for the pot. 4/6/01(San Francisco Chronicle/Eric Luse) 3enl3.jpg

Award of Excellence: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Bike Flip"
Bike Flip: Mike Walker, a senior at Rancho Cotate High School tries to impress juniors (l to r) Jamie Schenone, Katelyn Smith and Jennifer Rawson with his flip-over-the-handlebars trick at the end of the girls softball game in Rohnert Park on May 18, 2001

Award of Excellence: Kendra Luck, San Francisco Chronicle, "First Date"
First Date-- Stacy Howell and David Kuchinsky both of San Francisco finish their lunch at Luna Park on Valencia Street, as reflected in a mirror above the bar. The pair were on their first date after having met the night before at the bar where Howell is a bartender.


Newspaper Sports Action Photography:
1st: Mathew Sumner, ANG Newspapers, "Ouch"
Menlo High's Elissa Test butts heads with Jennifer Hovland of Cupertino as she leans in for a shot during the Knights' 17-4 victory in the first round of the Central Coast Section Playoffs.

2nd: Dean Coppola, Contra Costa Newspapers, "Low Blow"
Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, lays on the canvas in pain after receiving a "low-blow" from Agapito Sanchez (at right) during their Super Bantamweight Championship bout at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday, November 10, 2001. The fight was stopped after Pacquiao received a head-butt. The bout was called a draw.(ContraCostaTimes/ Dean Coppola )4dmc3.jpg

3rd: Nick Lammers, ANG Newspapers, "Catch Interruptus"
A fan interferes with the flight of this shot hit by John Vander Wal, as Steve finley jumps to catch it. The result? Vander Wal is called out in the 5th inning. (THE OAKLAND TRIBUNE/NICK LAMMERS) 4nfl3.jpg

Award of Excellence: Paul Sakuma, Associated Press, "Ouch"
California wide receiver LaShaun Ward is tackled by Southern Cal cornberback Kris Richard in the first quarter, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001 in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Award of Excellence: Dave Kennedy, San Francisco Examiner, "Stacey's Second World Record"
Stacy Dragila celebrates her second world record after clearing the bar at 4.81 meters or 15'09.25" at the US Open Track & Field at Stanford University Saturday afternoon June 9, 2001.DAVE KENNEDY/ San Francisco Examiner 6/9/01 4dmk1.jpg


Newspaper Sports Feature Photography:
1st: Bryan Patrick, Sacramento Bee, "Fan Support"
Sacramento Kings center Scot Pollard does a 360 degree twirl as he heads into the tunnel following their win in game 4 against the Phoenix Suns NBA Playoff game at America West Arena

2nd: Craig Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, "This Is Cold"
San Francisco 49ers football practice at University of the Pacific in Stockton. Photo of Garrison Hearst #20, far right, Jeff Ulbrich, middle, and Dana Stubblefield, far left. They are in a barrel of ice water after practice to help keep the blood flowing. Photo by Craig Lee/San Francisco Chronicle 5cal1.jpg

3rd: Nhat V. Meyer, San Jose Mercury News, "All-Star Support"
ALLSTAR SUPPORT - Jim Rooney, left, celebrates his goal by ripping his shirt off and showing off his sports bra, a la Brandi Chastain, during the Major League Soccer All-Star game

Award of Excellence: Hector Amezcua, Sacramento Bee, "Out Of Control"
Out of Control-Alvin Gentry, left, head coach for the Los Angeles Clippers gets pushed away by player Sean Rooks, after he was ejected from the game against the Sacramneto Kings in the fourth quarter at right is assistant coach Rex Kalamian.

Award of Excellence: Bryan Patrick, Sacramento Bee, "The Hustler"
A picture of Jackie Gleason and Paul Newman in the movie the Hustler hangs on the wall as Warren Costanzo is reflected in the glass during his match play. Picture taken during a national billards tournament.


Newspaper Portrait Photography:
1st: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Pelican Eye"
Pelicaneye: An inmate stares through perforated holes from a pod of cells in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison, where California's most-hardened criminals are imprisoned.

2nd: Susanna Frohman, San Jose Mercury News, "Wings"
Wings-Two-year old Luca Shay Childs peers out of his grandmother's window after she put a pair of angel wings on him. Shay lives in Oakland, California

3rd: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Terrell Taped"
Terrell taped:
San Francisco 49er wide receiver Terrell Owens has spoken his mind, and acted out on the field in the Dallas star at midfield last season. The vitriolic star refuses to succumb to the team's desire he keep his mouth shut.

Award of Excellence: Gregory M. Urquiaga, Contra Costa Newspapers, "Learning Independence"
Calvanay Nunley, 9, prepares her syringe for an injection of medicine to treat her sickle-cell disease on Friday March 24, 2001 in Richmond, Calif. The syringe is put into a battery-powered pump and place into her fanny-pack (on the couch behind her) where it will slowly push her medicine. Nunley sets up her own injections of medicine five nights a week.

Award of Excellence: Jane Tyska, ANG Newspapers, "Dryer Woman"
Betty Polk of San Leandro waits for her hair and nails to dry at the Hayward College of Cosmetology on August 11, 2001. 8/11/01


Newspaper Picture Story/Photo Essay:
1st: Dan Krauss, Freelance, "Sand And Ashes - Mentally Ill Holocaust Survivors"
2nd: Jennah Ward, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Youth in Transition"
3rd: Sharon Steinmann, Appeal-Democrat (Marysville), "On The Outside"
Award of Excellence: Bob Larson, Contra Costa Newspapers, "The Lesson"
Award of Excellence: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Prison Gangs"

Best Barry Bonds Photography Awards:
1st: Jose Luis Villegas, Sacramento Bee, "Tied At 70"
Tied at 70-- San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds takes an 0-2 pitch thrown by Houston Astro reliever Wilfredo Rodriguez deap to right field for homerun #70 in the top on the 9th inning in the last game of the three games series between the Giants and Astros at Enron Field in Houston, Texas. The homerun tied Bonds with Mark McGwire with most homeruns ever in a season. Bonds steps on home and is greeted by his son Nikolai (cq) and Andres Galarraga.

2nd: Deanne Fitzmaurice, San Francisco Chronicle, "Bonds"

3rd: Brad Mangin, Freelance, "Home Run to Daylight"
Fans in the cheap but sunny seats at Seattle's Safeco Field squint so they can see Barry Bonds take his cuts during the All Star Game's Home Run Derby on Monday, July 9, 2001. 7/9/01 (Brad Mangin/Sports Illustrated) 9bmm1.jpg

Award of Excellence: John Burgess, The Press Democrat (Santa Rosa), "Bonds 500"
Bonds500: Barry Bonds jumps into the air as his 500th career home run salis over the right field fence in the 8th inning of the Giants game against LA on April 18, 2001 at Pac Bell Park. The historic blast gave the Giants the 3-2 victory over the Dodgers.

Award of Excellence: Brad Mangin, Freelance, "Watching #73"
San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds watches record-setting home run #73 sail over the rightfield wall at Pacific Bell Park during their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on the last day of the season on Sunday, October 7, 2001. 10/07/01 (Brad Mangin/Sports Illustrated) 9bmm5.jpg


Television Spot News Photography:
1st: Kent Wilhoite, NBC3/KNTV, "Crab Strike"
2nd: Cecil Houston, KPIX/CBS, "Poe Fire"
3rd: Douglas Vaughan, KTVU, "Oakland Fire"
Award of Excellence: Hal Sloane, KCRA, "Folsom Wind"
Award of Excellence - Stan Roberts, KRON, "Emigrant Gap Fire"

Television General News Photography:
1st: Mark Villarreal, NBC3/KNTV, "Red Light/Green Light"
2nd: Brad Williams, NBC3/KNTV, "Cone Zone"
3rd: Joe Rojas, KPIX/CBS, "Moffett Air Show"
Award of Excellence: Hal Sloane, KCRA, "Trumpet Boy"
Award of Excellence: Tony Toste, KOVR, "Overpass Patriot"
Award of Excellence: Donald Hardy, NBC3/KNTV, "Working Christmas"

Television Feature Photography:
1st: Hal Sloane, KCRA, "Bike Museum"
2nd: Chris Bollini, KFTY-50, "Remembering Veterans Day"
3rd: Cecil Houston, KPIX/CBS, "Hackey Games"
Award of Excellence: Joshua Keppel, NBC3/KNTV, "Wax Willie"
Award of Excellence: Tony Torrano, KRON, "Civic Shame"
Award of Excellence: Douglas Laughlin, ABC7 News, "Marines"

Television Sports Photography:
1st: Mark Villarreal, NBC3/KNTV, "Driving Range"
2nd: Joshua Keppel, NBC3/KNTV, "Fans Battle over #73"
3rd: Cecil Houston, KPIX/CBS, "San Jose Bobsledders"
Award of Excellence: Tony Toste, KOVR, "Extreme Snow"
Award of Excellence: Chris Bollini, KFTY-50, "Practice Makes Perfect"
Award of Excellence: Stan Roberts, KRON, "Giants Opener"

Television Mini-Documentaries/Series Photography:
1st: Tony Toste, KOVR, "Adventure Racing"
2nd: Erica Hintergardt, KPIX/CBS, "Alaskan Oil"
3rd: Cecil Houston, KPIX/CBS, "El Salvador Relief Workers"
Award of Excellence: Chris Bollini, KFTY-50, "The Men Behind the Mask"

Television Best Stand Up Photography:
1st: Joe Rojas, KPIX/CBS, "Moffett Air Show"
Award of Excellence: John MacKenzie, KTVU, "Apple Show"
Television Fred Sinfield Live Photography Award:
1st: Alan Waples, NBC3/KNTV, "What's Cookin"

Newspaper Photography Competition Judges: Wally Skalij (Los Angeles Times); Brian Walski (Los Angeles Times); Ron Taniwaki (Nikon Professional Services); Sam Mircovich (Wireimage)Television Photography Competition Judges: Clay Downey (KCAL); Joel Fallon, (KCAL); Dennis Lahti (KCAL); Jeff Mailes (KCAL); Tom Mc Kinney (KCAL Armondo Moncayo (KCAL)