2013 Award Winning Photos

Every year the News Photographers Association of Canada (of which I am a member) holds a monthly ‘clip contest’ for it’s members. Each month winning photos are awarded points in six categories and at the end of the year the points are added up – the photographer with the most points at the end of the year is the NPAC Photographer of the Year. The 2013 results are in and I placed a respectable 8th overall. Congratulations to my friends Mark Blinch and Steve Russell for placing first a second (separated by only 30 points! Here are my winning images.

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Former Speaker of the House of Commons Peter Milliken at the Delta City Centre in Ottawa November 13, 2013. Photo/ Video by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine


Canada’s Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean Denis Frechette in Ottawa September 23, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for Macleans Magazine


Emergency workers gather at the scene of an accident involving a bus and a train in Ottawa September 18, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)


U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson in Ottawa June 17, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for Maclean’s Magazine

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Law student James Lowry at University of Ottawa in Ottawa March 8, 2013. Photo by Blair Gable for The Toronto Star


Ottawa Senators’ Kyle Turris (C) celebrates his goal against Pittsburgh Penguins’ goalie Tomas Vokoun during the first period in game 4 of their NHL Eastern Conference semi-final playoff hockey series in Ottawa May 22, 2013.     REUTERS/Blair Gable     (CANADA)

The Goods .:. NPAC Honourable Mention

This image received an Honourable Mention in the Sports Action category of the News Photographers Association of Canada’s Pictures of the Year competition.

University of Saskatchewan Huskies’ Showron Glover (front) is fouled by University of British Columbia Thunderbirds’ Brent Malish during the second half of their championship game at the 2010 Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball championships in Ottawa March 21, 2010.


Cheers, Blair
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2010 Pictures of the Month Winners

The results for the 2010 News Photographers Association of Canada Pictures of the Month awards are finalized. This is the sixth time since 2004 I have placed in the top 10. Here are my winning images from last year.

March, Portrait, First Place

May, General News, Second Place

May, General News, Third Place

June, Portrait, Second Place

July, General News, First Place

July, General News, Third Place

September, General News, Second Place

September, Portrait, Second Place

November, Portrait, Third Place

December, Sports, Second Place

My good friend and fellow Reuters photog Mark Blinch took home the top spot as Photographer of the Year. Check out Mark’s work here – markblinch.com

Cheers, Blair