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The winners of the News Photographers Association of Canada (NPAC) 2013 awards were announced Saturday night during a gala in Vancouver.

The Winnipeg Free Press won big, with honours going to photojournalists Ruth Bonneville, Joe Bryksa and multimedia editor Melissa Tait.

Bryksa and Tait won first place in the team multimedia category for Swimming Deaf, a video following the training of local swimmer Thomas Osborn, 17, for the 2013 Deafylmpics.

View the video here wfp.to/swimmingdeaf.

Ruth Bonneville won first place in the feature category for a photo taken on what remains of her family farm in southwestern Manitoba and earned an honourable mention in the social issues category for a photo taken at an orphanage in Kampala, Uganda.

The Brandon Sun's Tim Smith also captured first place in the pictorial category for an aerial photo of floodwaters in western Manitoba and was a runner-up for photographer of the year.

More than 1,150 images and multimedia projects from across Canada were entered in this year's competition.

The winners were announced during the National Pictures of the Year Gala event at the Historic Sun Yet Sen Gardens.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 25, 2014 A16

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Updated on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 1:56 PM CDT: Adds list of winners

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