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Laura Seitz, Deseret News
Laura Seitz captured this photo of Maryamo Aweyso writing an essay with the help of Veronique Moses about living in a refugee camp in Kenya. The photo took first place in the Photo Story category of the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association's annual photography contest.

Deseret News photographers brought home all three top awards in general news photography from the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association. Tom Smart snapped up four of the 10 awards in photography related categories.

Reporters, photographers and design staff competed against other association members in their class division at the association's annual contest. Winners were named at the annual meeting held in Spokane last week.

Division III winners from the Deseret News are as follows:

Lee Davidson, 2nd place, Beat reporting, "Car Beat"

Elaine Jarvik, 3rd place, Beat reporting, "Religion"

Tom Smart, 2nd place, Feature photo, "First Day of Legislature"

Lois Collins, 2nd place, Feature writing, "The Voice"

Jeffrey Allred, 1st Place, General news photo, "Final Farewell"

Scott G. Winterton, 2nd place, General news photo, "Spit it Out"

Tom Smart, 3rd place, General news photo, "Deported"

Lee Davidson and Jennifer Toomer-Cook, 3rd place General news reporting, "Mythbusting"

Robert Noyce, 2nd place, Graphic artist

Joe Bauman, Honorable Mention, Investigative Reporting, "Roots of Murder"

Doug Robinson, 3rd place, Personal Column,

Tom Smart, 1st place, Photo Illustration, "Cancer Recovery"

Laura Seitz, 1st place, Picture story/photo essay, "Offering Refuge: Veronique Moses"

Jeffrey Allred, 3rd place, Picture story/photo essay, "Immigration Baptism"

Tom Smart, 1st Place, Portfolio

Laura Seitz, 2nd place, Portfolio

Brad Rock, 1st place, Sports column

Scott Taylor, 3rd place, Sports features, "Brouhaha Haka: Pregame Ritual"

Jeffrey Allred, 3rd place, Sports photo: "Boozer"

Scott G. Winterton, 3rd place, Spot news photo, "Clogged Drain"

Jeff Vice, 3rd place, Reviews, "Movie Reviews"