ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Daily Republic's Gade honored as POYI's Sports Photographer of the Year

The Daily Republic's Matt Gade was recognized Monday night as the Pictures of the Year International's Sports Photographer of the Year. Gade's portfolio of 22 sports images was honored with the first-place prize. Included in the portfolio were im...

3156615+0B27UVxb6ZoGTbGxzSDVTOGNPaE0.jpg

The Daily Republic's Matt Gade was recognized Monday night as the Pictures of the Year International's Sports Photographer of the Year.

Gade's portfolio of 22 sports images was honored with the first-place prize. Included in the portfolio were images comprised from athletic events at Dakota Wesleyan University, Mitchell High School, South Dakota State University and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, along with rodeo events and other prep sports in the region.

"By being recognized in POY, your work has set the gold-standard for excellence in photojournalism," Rick Shaw, director of Pictures of the Year International, told Gade in an email.

Gade, whose work beat out photographers from some of the largest newspapers in the country, has worked at The Daily Republic since September 2014. He also has been honored by the South Dakota Newspaper Association and The Associated Press for his work.

"We're very glad to have Matt on our staff," said Managing Editor Luke Hagen. "His sports photos are captivating and always draw the reader's attention. The Daily Republic staff is extremely proud of Matt for earning this wonderful recognition."

What To Read Next
At issue was the attendance at a legislative conference in Hawaii last December by Spencer Gosch and Jamie Smith.
Snow removal began Thursday and will continue into the upcoming week, city officials say.
Local governments erase invisible routes hunters use to access public land
Navigator CO2 Ventures is hoping to streamline the application process in Illinois as they add an additional pipeline to the mix.