Pictures of the Year International, or POYI, awarded Newsday’s photojournalists the top honor in the category of “Local Team Picture Story” for their work chronicling Black Lives Matter protests on Long Island and New York City.
The entry consisted of these 18 pictures by Newsday photographers in a series dubbed “Justice for George Floyd.”
The winning photographers are: J. Conrad Williams Jr., Alejandra Villa Loarca, Charles Eckert, Thomas A. Ferrara and Steve Pfost.
Protesters and police clash during a Black Lives Matter march in East Meadow on June 12.
Black Lives Matter protesters confront Nassau County Police officers during a peaceful protest in Merrick on June 2.
A lone fist is raised in the air during a memorial service for George Floyd in Brooklyn on June 4.
An explosive firework detonates next to police officers on Church Avenue as demonstrators demanding justice for George Floyd and other black men who've died at the hands of the police scuffle with members of the NYPD in Brooklyn, on May 30.
A Justice for George Floyd protest in Roosevelt on June 13.
Nassau County Police trying to stop a man from arguing with protesters who came to demonstrate against police brutality at Delco Plaza in Hicksville on June 12.
Protesters march in Manhattan during a rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on June 5.
A protester and NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan embrace each other during a solidarity rally for George Floyd on June 1 in New York City.
A bloodied protester is arrested as demonstrators demanding justice for George Floyd and other black men who've died at the hands of the police scuffle with members of the NYPD in Brooklyn, on May 30.
Protesters chant on the ground while walking down Carleton Avenue in Central Islip, on June 5.
Firefighters work to extinguish a burning NYPD patrol vehicle on Church Avenue in Brooklyn.
Black Lives Matter protesters gather during a peaceful protest in Merrick, on June 7.
After a memorial service for George Floyd, protesters walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on June 4.
Members of the NYPD detain demonstrators on Sixth Avenue and West 25th Street in Manhattan on June 2.
Protesters and police clash during a Black Lives Matter march in East Meadow, on June 12.
Looters taking advantage of a very sensitive and vulnerable time during the protest in New York City.
A police officer tries to calm down a protester as he confronts him while marching in a solidarity rally on June 2 in New York.
Police officers look on as protesters march in Manhattan during a rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, on June 5.