- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The winners of the 2015 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.

METRO

Feature:

1st place and winner of the Reid Blackburn Memorial Award: Greg Gilbert, The Seattle Times, “Seafair From Up There.”

2nd place: Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.

3rd place: Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times, “Aspergers Valedictorian.”

Metro Multiple/Photo Story:

1st place: Kathy Plonka, The Spokesman-Review, “Fallen Officer.”

2nd place, Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman, “Finish Line.”

3rd place, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, “No Pay To Play.”

News:

1st place, Colin Mulvany, The Spokesman-Review, “Water Drop.”

2nd place, Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, “Ferguson Reaction.”

3rd place, Lindsey Wasson, The Seattle Times, “Oso Anniversary.”

Sports:

1st place, Darin Olswald, Idaho Statesman, “XCountry.”

2nd place, Kyle Green, Idaho Statesman, “Foul.”

3rd place, Bettina Hansen, The Seattle Times, “Whoops.”

Portrait:

1st place, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.

2nd place, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.

3rd place, Kathy Plonka, The Spokesman-Review, “Care Day.”

NON-METRO

Feature:

1st place, Sarah Gordon, Tri-City Herald, “Pumpkin Patch.”

2nd place, Greg Lehman, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, “Bubbly Fun.”

3rd place, Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard.

Multiple/Picture Story:

1st place, Brent Drinkut, Statesman Journal, “3D-Printed Hand.”

2nd place, Anna Reed, Statesman Journal, “Gracie.”

3rd place, Drew Nash, Times-News, “Islamic Center.”

News:

1st place and winner of the Cowles Cup, Drew Nash, Times-News, “Failed Base Jump.”

2nd place, Stephen Reiss, Times-News, “Police Standoff.”

3rd place, Steve Hanks, Lewiston Morning Tribune, “First On Scene.”

Portrait:

1st place, Drew Nash, Times-News, “Baller.”

2nd place, Brent Drinkut, Statesman Journal, “Palewolf.”

3rd place, Brent Drinkut, Statesman Journal, “Stained Glass.”

Sports:

1st place, Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard.

2nd place, Danielle Peterson, Statesman Journal, “Dirty Dave Shoots Again.”

3rd place, Chris Pietsch, The Register-Guard.

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