Spot News Photography (over 25,000 circulation)
Winner: Dale Carruthers, London Free Press
Dale Carruthers of the London Free Press captures with absolute clarity a compassionate police officer cradling and protecting the head of a struggling suspect during a takedown and arrest. The photo is perfectly framed in the moment despite the commotion. Spot news photography at its best.
Runner-up: David Bebee, Waterloo Region Record
Despite the masks, David Bebee of the Waterloo Region Record catches the fear and concern about COVID as a mother tightly clutches her son as she prepares to drop him off for a pandemic-delayed first day of school.
Runner-up: Dan Janisse, Windsor Star
Windsor Star photographer Dan Janisse got an eye-catching image juxtaposing an early morning kayaker gliding past an overturned car dangling over the riverside. The car had veered off the road and cleared the approximately 75-metre-wide river. The driver survived.
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