Since POYi is so difficult to win (for me anyway) I thought I might was well put all that hard work building the entry to good use here on this blog. Even though the chances of winning are slim, the process of going looking through my work from the year is really important. Not only do you get to reflect on what you could have done better or wish you could have done, you also find opportunities to follow-up on those stories. It helps me direct my energies for the following year.
I added the Feature Story to this post but I did not enter it as a single entry, but I did enter it in the final Newspaper Photographer of the Year portfolio.
Here's the my entries:
News Picture Story - Clackamas Mall Shooting
Issue Reporting Picture Story - Tribal Fishing
Feature Picture Story - Portlandia