Photographers named as finalists in media awards

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This picture of ballet dancer Abby Griffin, 17, her is one of several named as a finalist in this year's Panpa awards. Photo/John Borren.
This picture of ballet dancer Abby Griffin, 17, her is one of several named as a finalist in this year's Panpa awards. Photo/John Borren.

Two Bay of Plenty Times photographers have been named finalists at this year's prestigious PANPA media awards.

Chief photographer John Borren is a finalist in three categories.

John Borren
John Borren

He is in the Portrait category for his photo London Ballet Beckons, the Features and Lifestyle category for Long Reach to Touch a Finger of God and in the News category for Chopper Rescue Above Falls.

Photographer George Novak is also a finalist in the Features and Lifestyle category for Extreme Close-Up.

Bay of Plenty Times Photographer George Novak.
Bay of Plenty Times Photographer George Novak.


More than 1000 entries were submitted to the industry awards this year.

In May, the Bay of Plenty Times and its Tauranga community newspaper Bay News were named as finalists in a number of key marketing categories the PANPA awards.

The Bay of Plenty Times is a Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association (PANPA) finalist in the Best Feature/ Supplement/Native Advertising Environment category for a series of liftouts marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gate Pa. The Bay News is also a finalist in the Consumer Campaign of the Year category for its Pro-Local marketing campaign.

Bay of Plenty Times graphic designer Cole Jamieson has also been named as a finalist for the Individual Designer/Creative Services Professional of the Year award. The PANPA awards are held in September.

To view the pictures click on the gallery below, or for mobile users click here.

- BAY OF PLENTY TIMES

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