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The Toronto Star rakes in 16 NNA Nominations, 6 in Photo and Multimedia.

Congratulations to Lucas Oleniuk, Rick Madonik, David Cooper and Bernard Weil on their National Newspaper Award Nominations.

Lucas Oleniuk's work in Haiti after the earthquake and election earned him three nominations, two in News Feature photography and one in Spot News Photography. Lucas has won two previous NNAs. In 2004 he won the Spot News award for a picture of the Hurricaine aftermath in Haiti and in 2008 he won the News Feature award for a picture of a young Somali refugee in a camp in Kenya.

David Cooper is nominated in Sports Photography for a picture of a jubilant Japanese goaltender after upsetting Canada in a Paralympics sledge hockey semi-final game. Cooper won the 2007 Sports Photography Award with a picture of a jumping Glenn Howard.

Rick Madonik has received his first nomination with a picture of two Canadian women hockey players lying on the ice and celebrating their gold medal victory over beer and champagne. Madonik is also Nominated for Pictures of the Year Canada in Olympic Action photography for a picture of Sidney Crosby and team Canada celebrating their Gold Medal. Madonik also won the 2010 Sports Media Canada George Gross Award for Outstanding Photography 

Bernard Weil is nominated in the Multimedia Category for a series on people waiting for organ transplants. Weil won the 1996 Sports Award for a picture of Donovan Bailey winning the 100 metre dash at the Atlanta Olympic Games. Weil is also Nominated for Pictures of the Year Canada in the Multimedia category with the transplant story and a story on Maple Syrup.

The Toronto Star Photo Department has won National Newspaper awards in Photography 28 times. The winners can be found here.







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