The News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) celebrates and champions quality and ethical photography in journalism. Through a variety of efforts, the association challenges its members to better themselves and to continually raise the bar of industry standards.
NPAC hosts the annual National Pictures of the Year (NPOY) awards each spring. This event is the largest annual photo contest in Canada and showcases the best work of its members. It also recognizes the Photojournalist of the Year, Photograph of the Year, and Student Photographer of the Year. The awards competition also serves to provide members with important peer reviews of their work, while also helping them to stay current with trends and techniques in photojournalism.
NPOY has become the largest photojournalism competition in the country for both still photography and multimedia. This exhibition represents the 2016 NPOY winners and finalists.