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Jason Plotkin’s photos capture Best of Show in AP contest


 The YDR’s Jason Plotkin followed York countian Paul Miller’s recovery after his near-fatal bout with Streptococcus Pneumoniae. His photographs captured “Best of Show” in Pennsylvania Associated Press Awards competition recently. 

“The hands and heart of Paul Miller,” a photo essay by the York Daily Record’s Jason Plotkin won Best of Show in Associated Press Managing Editors Association competition.


Doctors gave Paul Miller a 5 percent chance for survival. They placed him into a coma. His wife, Shelly, offered hope: ‘We’re just going to pray for a miracle.’ Paul Miller survived.

Jason’s entry competed against photographers from all newspaper sizes in Pennsylvania. In short, it meant his photos of Paul Miller’s recovery were judged the best in the state in 2014.

Well done, Jason.

This is the third time in 25 years that a York Daily Record photographer has scored Best of Show in this competition.

Linked in

– A YDR.com photo gallery, the photos entered in PAPME competition – Paul Miller: ‘Feel Good Story.’

– Brandie Kessler’s story accompanying Plotkin’s photos: When doctors took his hands and feet, York County man held tight to faith.

– Editorial based on coverage: In this Christmas season of miracles, a miraculous York County story.

– Jason Plotkin’s video of Paul Miller’s story.