2009 POY Winners List and Gallery

Kristyna Wentz-Graff of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is WNPA’s 2009 Photographer of the Year. The judging, conducted at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Friday, March 12, 2010. The judges were: Kevin Miyazaki (Redux), Erv Gebhard (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, retired), E. Jason Wambsgans (Chicago Tribune).

Winning Images Gallery

Feature (70 entries)

1st- Kristyna Wentz-Graff- Solstice
2nd- Michael P. King-Farm Volleyball
3rd-John Hart-Mutton Busting
hm- John Hart-Frame Work
hm- Kristyna Wentz-Graff-Showing the Money

Feature Picture Story (12 entries)

1st- Kristyna Wentz-Graff-Go Go Gokey
2nd-Tom Loucks-Especially precious
3rd-Gary Porter-Man’s Best Friend?
HM-Michael P. King-The Rosary Makers

General News (53 entries)

1st- Scott Anderson -Court
2nd-Kristyna Wentz-Graff-You Are Not Alone
3rd- Scott Anderson-Verdict
HM- Kristyna Wentz-Graff- Wizard of Waukesha
HM-Rick Wood- Windy City Blown Away

Illustration (13 entries)

1st- John Hart- 2010
2nd-Don Gorzek- Lemon
3rd-no award
HM-no award

News Picture Story (13 entries)

1st-Kristyna Wentz-Graff-Fatal Care: Foster Care in Milwaukee
2nd-Kristyna Wentz-Graff- Faces of the Recession
3rd-Kristyna Wentz-Graff- Cashing in on Kids
HM- Christopher Guess -foreclosure

Pictorial (47 entries)

1st- Dan Young- Swirling Snow
2nd-Kristyna Wentz-Graff-Dancing in the Rain
3rd-William Glasheen- Canoe Trail
HM- Ben Smidt- bridge
HM-Jack Orton-Smoke Clouds

Portrait/Personality (64 entries)

1st-Jack Orton- Like Dr. King
2nd-Laura Schmitt- Marshall
3rd-Kris Ugarriza-helmet
HM-Ben Smidt-acker
HM-Evan Siegle-Tennis

Portfolio (9 entries)

1st-Kristyna Wentz-Graff
2nd-Evan Siegle
3rd-no award

Sports Action (50 entries)

1st-Evan Siegle-Touchdown
2nd-Jack Orton-Wall
3rd-Michelle Stocker- Gilbert
HM-Andi Stempniak-Throw

Sports Feature (45 entries)

1st-Evan Siegle-Favre
2nd-Evan Siegle-Amputee swimmer
3rd-Mary Langenfeld-Overtime loss hurts
HM- Jack Orton-Love & Not So Much
HM-Kris Ugarriza-triathletes
HM -Mary Langenfeld-Shoot-out Excitement

Spot News (21 entries)

1st-John Hart-Lucky Cyclist
2nd-Christopher Guess- raging
3rd-Mark Hertzberg-shoe
HM-Tom Loucks-House fire
HM-Jack Orton-1-Stop Shopping

Sports Picture Story (8 entries)

1st-Evan Siegle-Jonathan
2nd-Ben Smidt-Fight
3rd-Tom Loucks- Female wrestler
HM – Evan Siegle-Favre

Best of Show –
Kristyna Wentz-Graff-Solstice

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