The White House News Photographers' Association has named Carol Guzy of The Washington Post photographer of the year and Doug Wilkes of WTTG-TV (Channel 5) tape/film cameraman of the year.
They and other winners of the 48th annual competition, which judged work from 1990, will be honored at an awards dinner at the Washington Hilton hotel on May 16.
Guzy won the photographer of the year title by capturing first and second place in the picture story/news category, third place in the personalities/black-and-white category and four honorable mentions.
Her first-place entry was a group of photos from South African leader Nelson Mandela's parade in the streets of New York City last summer. The second-place entry was a selection of photos from Haitian elections last December.
Wilkes placed first in three video categories: features, series and sports. He won second place in the day feature and general news categories and placed third in the lighting and same-day editing categories. He received an honorable mention in the news feature category.
Richard Kozak of Insight magazine was the only still photographer to win two first-place awards; he received top honors in the features/color and picture story/feature categories.
Other first-place still photography awards went to Lucian Perkins of The Post for features/black-and-white; Manny Rocca of the Washington Times for the Insiders' Washington category; James A. Parcell of The Post for news; Nancy Andrews of The Post for personalities/black-and-white; Jodi Cobb of National Geographic for personalities/color; James A. Sugar of National Geographic for pictorial; Rich Lipski of The Post for the presidential category; Ray Lustig of The Post for sports/action; and David Burnett of Contact Press for sports/feature.
Cameraman Armando Almanza of H&C Communications placed first in the presidential and day feature categories, and Steven C. Affens of WJLA-TV (Channel 7) garnered top honors in the features and lighting categories.
Other first-place film awards went to Holly Fine of CBS News/"60 Minutes" for editing; Paul G. Dougherty, a freelancer, for general news; Paul Fine of CBS News/"60 Minutes" for magazine feature; Harold Hoiland of WUSA-TV (Channel 9) for news features; John G. Ringstad Jr. of Post/Newsweek stations for same-day editing; Craig Gibson of CBS News for sound; and "Hal" Lawrence Herman of WJLA for spot news.
Overall, The Post took 31 of 59 still photography awards. National Geographic won 11 awards; the Washington Times and U.S. News and World Report each won four; and Time Magazine, Contact Press and Insight magazine each won two.