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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Andrew Harnik
The Washington Times took home 14 awards from the Virginia Press Association in reporting, photography, illustration and multimedia categories, including a best-in-show recognition for investigative reporting on the hiring practices of the District of Columbia government.
Washington Times photographer Andrew Harnik has won four first-place awards in the White House News Photographers Association's annual "Eyes of History" competition and finished second overall, losing the Photographer of the Year award only on a tiebreaker.
"This is an incredible honor for me," Mr. Harnik said. "I am a native Washingtonian, and the photos I saw in the morning newspaper when I was kid that really influenced and moved me, well, many of those photographers are still out there shooting. To be recognized by them is really an honor."