The Estonian Newspaper Association announced the best press photos of 2013 on Friday, with winners exploring subjects like the lives of Estonian Romanis and twins.
The competition attracted 1,209 photos from 70 authors, uudised.err.ee reported on Friday.
Annika Haas, the winner of the Press Photographer of the Year Award, told ETV that the best of Estonian press photographers were represented in the competition but when it comes to the quality of press photography in the nation in general, there’s still a lot of work to be done.
Awards were presented in the following categories: news, feature, sports and portrait photography.
The best news photo was taken by Andres Putting (Delfi, Eesti Päevaleht), depicting Rein Lang leaving the ERR building after announcing on air that he was stepping down as the Minister of Culture.
The Feature Photography Award went to Annika Haas (published in Eesti Ekspress) for her series of Estonian gypsies.
The sports photo award went to Hendrik Osula (Delfi, Eesti Päevaleht), who captured the semifinal of the 100 meter ski sprint in Tartu, where the fall of a Finnish skier helped the Estonian Kein Einaste to the final.
Birgit Püve (Eesti Ekspress) triumphed in the portrait category with her series about twins and triplets.
The winners are exhibited in the foyer of the Viru shopping center in Tallinn and a book with the best entries has been published.