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.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Protesters and police clash during a Black Lives Matter march in East Meadow on June 12.

Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Black Lives Matter protesters confront Nassau County Police officers during a peaceful protest in Merrick on June 2.

Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A lone fist is raised in the air during a memorial service for George Floyd in Brooklyn on June 4.

Credit: Charles Eckert

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.

Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A Justice for George Floyd protest in Roosevelt on June 13.

Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

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.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Protesters march in Manhattan during a rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor on June 5.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

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.

Credit: Charles Eckert

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.

Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Protesters chant on the ground while walking down Carleton Avenue in Central Islip, on June 5.

Credit: Charles Eckert

Firefighters work to extinguish a burning NYPD patrol vehicle on Church Avenue in Brooklyn.

Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Black Lives Matter protesters gather during a peaceful protest in Merrick, on June 7.

Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

After a memorial service for George Floyd, protesters walk across the Brooklyn Bridge on June 4.

Credit: Charles Eckert

Members of the NYPD detain demonstrators on Sixth Avenue and West 25th Street in Manhattan on June 2.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

Protesters and police clash during a Black Lives Matter march in East Meadow, on June 12.

Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Looters taking advantage of a very sensitive and vulnerable time during the protest in New York City.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

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.

Credit: Newsday/Alejandra Villa Loarca

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.

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