Three photographers scooped awards doubles at an annual ceremony.
Mal wasn’t the only double winner of the night, with Thomas McMullan, of North Belfast News, securing a brace, taking the Sports Action and Individual Study awards.
Freelances Ronan McGrade, Grahan Baalham-Curry and Simon Graham won the People, Politics and Business/PR categories respectively.
NIPPA president Freddie Parkinson said: “The quality of entries this year were very high and the judges had a tough job.
“I’d like to congratulate all those who won and thank everyone who entered.”
Judge Alasdair Baird, Daily Record picture editor, added: “There were a few arguments along the way, there were some outstanding images.”