Here's a gallery of the photographs through the year that have won a first, second, or third place in the National Press Photography Association's monthly clip contest. It's a contest run and judged by members of the NPPA. With a winning photo each month, photographers earn points and those are totalled at the end of the year. I was fortunate to come in third place among photographers from Alaska, Oregon, Washington and the provinces of British Columbia and Yukon.
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I recently made my annual trip to Northern California to visit family and friends. I was especially looking forward to seeing my niece, Kimberly, whose wedding I missed earlier this summer. It sounded like I missed the wedding of the century, at least for my family.