2007 POY Winners List

Krystina Wentz-Graff of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel won the 2007 WNPA Photographer of the Year competition. This is the first time she won the award. Wentz-Graff also won Best of Show for her photo of The Soldier’s Child. Judging this year’s contest were Frazer Harrison, Getty Images; Michael Kienitz, freelance; and Angela Grant, multimedia journalist. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for entering this year’s competition. See you next year!

Portfolio –
1st – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
2nd – Evan Siegle, Green Bay Press-Gazette
3rd – Jeffrey Phelps, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
HM – Darren Hauck, freelance
HM – Gary Porter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
HM – Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

News Picture Story –

1st – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Soldier’s Child
2nd – Darren Hauck, freelance, Guatemala Violence
3rd – Jeffrey Phelps, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bridge Collapse
HM – Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Flood
HM – Terry Scott Meyer, The Week, Soldier Funeral
HM – Darren Hauck, freelance, Young Victim

Feature Picture Story –
1st – Gary Porter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Heart Surgery
2nd – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Eye Doctor
3rd – Dan Powers, Appleton Post-Crescent, Farrier
HM – Darren Hauck, freelance, Ballar
HM – Sharon Cekada, Appleton Post-Crescent, Still Poor
HM – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sister

Sports Picture Story –
1st – Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Toughguys
2nd – Dan Powers, Appleton Post-Crescent, Drag Racing
3rd – Dan Powers, Appleton Post-Crescent, Sky Diver

Sports Feature –
1st – Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Baseball Champions
2nd – Bill Siel, Kenosha News, Marathon Training
3rd – Bill Siel, Kenosha News, Cross Country Runners
HM – Bill Siel, Kenosha News, Swimming Competition
HM – Jonathan Daniel, Getty Images, One-Point Loss
HM – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Winning Coach

Sports Action –
1st – Jeffrey Phelps, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Broken Bat
2nd – Dan Young, Marshfield News, Free Kick
3rd – Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Layup
HM – Peter Zuzga, Community News, Header
HM – Steve Apps, Wisconsin State Journal, Loose Ball
HM – Steve Apps, Wisconsin State Journal, Loose Helmet

Feature –
1st – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Cool Water
2nd – Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Amish Farmer
3rd – John Maniaci, Wisconsin State Journal, Veggie Car Race
HM – Evan Siegle, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Ray of Light
HM – Steve Apps, Wisconsin State Journal, Clydesdale
HM- Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Whooping Cranes

Pictorial –
1st – Evan Siegle, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Acrobatic
2nd – Michael P. King, Appleton Post Crescent, Deer Hunter
3rd – Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sandhill Cranes
HM – Terry Scott Meyer, The Week, Lightning
HM – Dan Young, Marshfield News, Roofer
HM – Bill Siel, Kenosha News, Angler

Portrait/Personality –
1st – Ben Smidt, Marquette University, Defensive End
2nd – Jack Orton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Fishing
3rd – Tom Lynn, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Pow Wow
HM – Ben Smidt, Marquette University, Diver
HM – Darren Hauck, freelance, Death in the Family
HM – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Blind Children

Illustration –
1st – Don Gorzek, freelance, Fresh Fruit
2nd – Terry Scott Meyer, The Week, Fajita
3rd – John Maniaci, Wisconsin State Journal, CPR
HM – Michael P. King, Appleton Post Crescent, White Sangria

General News –
1st – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Homecoming
2nd – Krystina Wentz-Graff, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Voter
3rd – Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Blessing
HM – Mike DeVries, The Capital Times, Graveside Service
HM – John Hart, Watertown Daily Tribune, Gas Fire
HM – Mark Hoffman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Praise Dance

Spot News –
1st – Darren Hauck, freelance, Voter Disappointment
2nd – Michael P. King, Appleton Post Crescent, Grain Mill Fire
3rd – Rick Wood, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Flood
HM – Dan Reiland, Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Fireball
HM – Terry Scott Meyer, The Week, Firefighters
HM – Evan Siegle, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Boating Accident

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