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The winners of the 2018 Associated Press NW photo contest.

October 9, 2018

SEATTLE (AP) — The winners of the 2018 Associated Press Northwest photo contest.

The Cowles trophy, awarded each year since 1952, is named for William Hutchison Cowles, former publisher of The Spokesman-Review. The Blackburn award is named for a photographer for The Columbian newspaper of Vancouver who was killed in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens

2018 Northwest AP Photo Contest Winners

Reid Blackburn Memorial Award: 1, Colin Mulvany, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Eclipse Wedding.”

Cowles Cup Award: 1, Aisha Jucevic, The (Vancouver) Columbian, “A Determined Stand.”

Winners list in Metro :

Metro Feature: 1, Colin Mulvany, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Eclipse Wedding”; 2, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, 3, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times .

Metro Sports: 1, Tyler Tjomsland, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Unexpected Hero”; 2, Colin Mulvany, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Ironman”; 3, Dan Pelle, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Armed and Dangerous.”

Metro News: 1, Beth Nakamura, The (Portland) Oregonian, “Love Not Fear”; 2, Tyler Tjomsland, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Freeman Strong”; 3, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.

Metro Portrait: 1, Colin Mulvany, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “Sunflowers and Sun”; 2, Kathy Plonka, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review, “On the Spectrum”; 3, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times.

Metro Multiple - Picture Story: 1, Beth Nakamura, The (Portland) Oregonian, “Prom Night”; 2, Alan Berner, The Seattle Times, “Atomic Bomb Survivor”; 3, Beth Nakamura, The (Portland) Oregonian, “Symbiosis Gathering.”

Winners list in Non-Metro:

Non-Metro Feature: 1, Noelle Haro-Gomez, Tri-City Herald, “Mom Hears Son’s Heart in Another Person’s Chest”; 2, Larry Steagall, (Bremerton) Kitsap Sun, “Yoga”; 3, Pete Caster, Lewiston Morning Journal, “Staking Out A Sunset.”

Non-Metro Sports: 1, Pete Caster, Lewiston Morning Journal, “Shadow Fielder”; 2, Ryan Brennecke, The (Bend) Bulletin, “Dive Back”; 3, Pete Caster, Lewiston Morning Journal, “Hurdle Trip.”

Non-Metro News: 1, Ryan Brennecke, The (Bend) Bulletin, “Milli Fire”; 2, Meegan M. Reid, (Bremerton) Kitsap Sun, “Awaiting Fire Crews”; 3, Ed Glazar, (Twins Falls) Times-News, “Cool Drink.”

Non-Metro Portrait: 1, Joe Kline, The (Bend) Bulletin, “Firefighter”; 2, Larry Steagall, (Bremerton) Kitsap Sun, “Homeless”; 3, Meegan M. Reid, (Bremerton) Kitsap Sun, “Pyro Dave.”

Non-Metro Multiple - Picture Story: 1, Aisha Jucevic, The (Vancouver) Columbian, “A Determined Stand”; 2, Amanda Cowan, The (Vancouver) Columbian, “Teen Drag Queen”; 3, Pete Caster, Lewiston Morning Journal, “Peola Cowgirls.”

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