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Two Journal-World photographers win awards in national contest

October 16, 2012

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Two Journal-World photographers were winners in Inland Press Association’s 2012 News Picture contest.

Photographer Nick Krug won a first place and two seconds, and Mike Yoder, chief photographer, won a second and a third.

Krug won first place in the Multimedia category and second in the Picture Story category for his work on a story about Lawrence father Aaron Polson, whose wife, Aimee Ziegler, took her own life following an eight-year battle with postpartum psychosis and depression.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson gets some contact from North Carolina State forwards DeShaun Painter (0) and Richard Howell during the first half on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

Kansas forward Thomas Robinson gets some contact from North Carolina State forwards DeShaun Painter (0) and Richard Howell during the first half on Friday, March 23, 2012 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis.

His second-place win in the Sports category was for a photo he made of Kansas University power forward Thomas Robinson during the NCAA Sweet Sixteen game against North Carolina State last March.

Yoder’s second-place award in the Multimedia category was for his work with Civil War re-enactors with the 3rd Kansas, Battery B, light artillery unit, including two men from Lawrence, who participated in the Wilson’s Creek 150th anniversary re-enactment on August 2011 near Springfield, Mo. William Quantrill fought with the Missouri Guard in the battle on Aug. 10, 1861, considered the second major battle of the Civil War. Two years later, Quantrill attacked Lawrence.

Kansas Highway Patrol state trooper Casey Simoneau, left, says goodbye to a young girl he helped shop for Christmas gifts Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Wal-Mart, 550 Congressional Drive in Lawrence. Area law enforcement officers including Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, the Lawrence Police Department and KU Office of Public Safety, participated in a breakfast at McDonald's and shopping with 40 children who attend Ballard Community Services' early dducation programs. The shopping was funded by Hallmark Cards.

Kansas Highway Patrol state trooper Casey Simoneau, left, says goodbye to a young girl he helped shop for Christmas gifts Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at Wal-Mart, 550 Congressional Drive in Lawrence. Area law enforcement officers including Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Highway Patrol, the Lawrence Police Department and KU Office of Public Safety, participated in a breakfast at McDonald's and shopping with 40 children who attend Ballard Community Services' early dducation programs. The shopping was funded by Hallmark Cards.

Yoder’s third-place honors in the Feature category was for a photograph he made of Kansas Highway Patrol trooper saying goodbye to a young girl he had helped shop for Christmas gifts last year.

Inland Press Association, which is based in Chicago, is a nationwide not-for-profit newspaper association and foundation with more than 1,100 member newspapers.

Comments

EJ Mulligan 2 years, 2 months ago

Congrats to the photographers! Well deserved recognition.

hawkaddict 2 years, 2 months ago

Congratulations to both and Nick for sure deserves every award he gets. One of the best sports photographer around.

Carol Bowen 2 years, 2 months ago

Wonderful! These photographers do a great job for us. Glad they received recognition.

Starbrite 2 years, 2 months ago

Congratulation to you both for your fine work.

aaron_polson 2 years, 2 months ago

Congrats to both, especially Nick who was the consummate professional during a very tough time. I'm glad to see some recognition for his hard work.

Nick Krug 2 years, 2 months ago

Aaron, it takes courage to allow a story like your's to be told. Hearing a congrats from someone such as yourself will always mean the most to me. My sincere thanks and I hope you guys are doing well.

Nick

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