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Southeast Photographers Capture Top AP Honors

January 08, 2004
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Former Ketchikan resident and part-time photographer at the Ketchikan Daily News Eric Amundson has won first place for the Alaska Associated Press (AP) Feature Photo of the Year for 2003. The photo named "NO DOGS ALLOWED" featured a cat looking at the gate on the promanode at Thomas Basin which has a sign reading "No Dogs Allowed; $100 fine". Amundson's photo took runner-up in the AP contest for the month of Oct. and was also featured on MSNBC.com's The week in Pictures Oct. 2-9, 2003.

Juneau Empire photographer Brien Wallace won for the best news photo of the Year. To view the photo's of the Year go to http://www.ap.org/Alaska/page2.html.

Amundson said the winners are awarded $250 and a AP Crystal Globe. Amundson said, "I felt very honored just for having recieved the recognition of being selected as runner up in Oct. but then to find out the photo won for the Year, I never expected anything like that."


 

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