E&P announced last night that the Post‘s Craig F. Walker, Meghan Lyden and Tim Rasmussen had been awarded the top prize in the competition for their multimedia entry “Ian Fisher: American Soldier,” which followed Fisher’s journey as a soldier — from recruitment, induction, training, deployment to Iraq, and return from combat — over the course of 27 months.
There are also 24 other winners in six categories, including new categories like Portraits and Video/Multimedia as well as Unpublished Photo on Assignment and People’s Choice awardees.
A full list of winners after the jump
The 2009 Photos of the Year Winners:
Craig F. Walker, Meghan Lyden, and Tim Rasmussen, The Denver Post
More than 250,000: David Guttenfelder, The Associated Press, Camp Restrepo, Afghanistan
100,000 – 249,999: Mary Chind, The Des Moines (Iowa) Register
25,000 – 99,999: Kelly J. Huff, Decatur Herald & Review, Springfield, Ill.
Less than 25,000: Tom Kelly IV, Daily Local News, West Chester, Pa.
More than 250,000: Julie Jacobson, The Associated Press, Sarab, Afghanistan
100,000 – 249,999: Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal, Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada
25,000 – 99,999: Dustin Safranek, Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times
Less than 25,000: Matt Stamey, The Houma (La.) Courier
More than 250,000: Srdjan Suki, European Pressphoto Agency, Rome
100,000 – 249,999: Chris Aluka Berry, The State, Augusta, Ga.
25,000 – 99,999: Dale Gerhard, The Press of Atlantic City, Ocean City, N.J.
Less than 25,000: Drew Angerer, Sandusky (Ohio) Register
More than 250,000: Tony Karumba, Agence France-Presse, Mwanza, Tanzania
100,000 – 249,999: Rick McFarland, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, Ark.
25,000 – 99,999: Stephanie Bruce, The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer
Less than 25,000: Ron Siddle, Antelope Valley Press, Palmdale, Calif.
Multiple Images/Photo Essay
More than 250,000: Emilio Morenatti, The Associated Press
100,000 – 249,999: Leila Navidi, Las Vegas Sun
25,000 – 99,999: Katie Falkenberg, The Washington Times, Washington, D.C.
Less than 25,000: Bill Coates, Arizona Capitol Times, Phoenix, Ariz.
More than 250,000: Ayperi Karabuda Ecer and Jassim Ahmad, Reuters, in association with MediaStorm
100,000 – 249,999: Elizabeth Conley, The Detroit News
25,000 – 99,999: Sean Simmers, The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.
Less than 25,000: Mark R. Brown, Santa Maria (Calif.) Times
Unpublished Photo on Assignment
David Goldman for The New York Times
Judy DeHaas, The Denver Post
Honorable Mentions: People’s Choice
Kelly J. Huff, Decatur Herald & Review, Springfield, Ill.
Barbara J. Perenic, Springfield (Ohio) News-Sun
Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press, Toronto
Thomas Boyd, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.
Pam Roberts, The Ely (Minn.) Echo
Jimmy May, Bloomsburg (Pa.) Press-Enterprise
Bill Tremblay, The Independent, Durham, N.C.
Jonathan Yu, The Bi-College News, Haverford, Pa.
Don Denton, Victoria News, B.C., Canada
Honorable Mentions: Video/Multimedia
Maya Alleruzzo, Rick Bowmer, and Evan Vucci, The Associated Press
Ann Silvio, Tito Bottitta, Bill Greene, and Scott LaPierre, The Boston Globe
Sonya N. Hebert, Ahna Hubnik, and Brad Loper, The Dallas Morning News
Peter Huoppi, The Day, New London, Conn.
Ryan Jackson, Edmonton Journal, Smoky Lake, Alberta, Canada
Carol Guzy, The Washington Post