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Topic - Andrew Harnik
The Washington Times' sports editor Mike Harris and photojournalist Andrew Harnik each won major awards from national journalism organizations Tuesday.
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.
"A lot goes into finding a really good image and sometimes you have to have a lot of forethought and planning to be in the right place at the right time," Mr. Harnik said. "The waterfall photo was to illustrate a hot summer day and I waited at a water park for hours before a young girl walked into the fountain with her eyes closed and there was the photo for the day."
"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."