I won the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) photojournalism competition!

Years of hard work paid off this week.

Usually I don't enter competitions, but this year I decided to. And so it happened that I actually won another one!

This time an Award for Excellence in the 'Environment (Nature, Wildlife) Picture Story' category of the 'Best of Photojournalism' competition held by the National Press Photographers Association, or NPPA. The NPPA is the United States' most respected association for visual journalists (photojournalists, TV news cameramen/women, editors etc). The award was for a set of overfishing images. (Click SEE MORE under the underwater image to bring up the slideshow).

Most of the pictures were taken by me on assignment for Greenpeace International, but a couple towards the end of the slideshow were taken on assignment for the European Pressphoto Agency (EPA), or on freelance assignments in Asia.

The images highlight the industrial barbarity of the fishing industry that is wiping out the tunas and the sharks from our oceans...

ALEX HOFFORD : NATIONAL PRESS PHOTOGRAPHERS ASSOCIATION BEST OF PHOTOJOURNALISM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE ENVIRONMENT (NATURE, WILDLIFE) PICTURE STORY

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