Pictures of the Year International Awards Announced

01 Mar 2013

Discover the award-winning work of our photographers

The Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards were officially finalized and announced this week. Established in 1944, it is one of the most highly regarded annual international competitions for press photography.

Reuters extensive coverage of events in 2012 was recognized with a total of 19 awards.

You can download the PDF overview of the images here. (WARNING: Includes some graphic content.) You can also view a lightbox within the Reuters Pictures website.


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Campaign Multimedia Story – 1st place, Jason Reed and Larry Downing

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Presidential 2012 – 1st place, Brian Snyder

Feature – 2nd Place,  Andrew Biraj

Spot News – 2nd Place, Goran Tomasevic

Spot news – Award of Excellence, Suhaib Salem

General News – 2nd place, Yannis Behrakis

General News – Award of Excellence, Adrees Latif

Sports Action – 3rd Place, Stefan Wermuth

Recreational Sports – 1st Place, Jessica Renaldi

Recreational Sports – 2nd Place, Eddie Keogh

Recreational Sports – Award of Excellence, Denis Balibouse, Mohammad Salem

Sports Feature – Award of Excellence, Nigel Roddis

Olympic Features – Award of Excellence, Lucy Nicholson, Dylan Martinez

Science and Natural History – Award of Excellence, Adrees Latif


Campaign Picture Story – 3rd Place, Brian Snyder for capturing Mitt Romney’s 2012 U.S. presidential campaign

News Picture Story – Award of Excellence, Lucas Jackson for covering the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy which hit the northeast coast of the U.S.


Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider touching more than 1 billion people every day. We have a global network of more than 600 Reuters photographers.

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