STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY AND EDITING CONTESTS NEW MEDIA CONTEST
STUDENT CONTEST NATIONAL POLITICAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
STILL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST - GENERAL INFORMATION
DEADLINE: VIA FTP, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013, AT 11:59 P.M.
NOTE: If you feel that you cannot FTP your images and must hand deliver them,
please contact the contest chair and have your entry ready BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2013.
Read about the CONTEST RULES, ELIGIBILITY, AND PAYMENT OPTIONS
Pay your stills contest entry fees
2013 NEW MEDIA CONTEST
Download the NEW MEDIA CONTEST RULES PDF for eligibility requirements, contest rules, and full information regarding submission of your entries.
New Media Contest deadline - Jan. 30, 2013.
Pay your new media contest entry fees
2013 VIDEO CONTEST
Video Contest Rules Entry deadline: Fri. Feb. 1 , 2013 at 11:59 p.m.
Contest judging: Feb. 9th and 10th, 2013.
DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING FILES TO PREPARE YOUR VIDEO ENTRIES:
VIDEO CONTEST RULES, ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, ETC. (PDF)
2013 CONTEST ENTRY FORM AND SUMMARY SHEETS DOC (zip)
Step-by-step file submission instructions are included in the Avid and FCP docs below.
Please read carefully and follow the outlined procedures when uploading your entries.
EXPORTING FROM AVID 2013 (PDF)
EXPORTING FROM FINAL CUT PRO 2013 (PDF)
Pay your video contest entry fees
Download information and guidelines for the WHNPA 2014 STUDENT CONTEST. The deadline is Jan. 19, 2014.
The WHNPA is hosting a national political photography contest for professional photojournalists.
You do not have to be a WHNPA member to enter.
Please read the guidelines carefully and note the early deadline! *
PLEASE NOTE ----> NATIONAL DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL JANUARY 13, 2013, at 11:59 PM
* Entries must have been taken, or initially published, between December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012.
NATIONAL EYES OF HISTORY POLITICAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST information
Friday night program - 7 - 10 PM. The program begins with a short meeting, followed by
presentations by some of the contest judges.
National Geographic Society Staff auditorium, 2nd floor.
2013 CONTEST JUDGING
Saturday and Sunday judging at the National Geographic Society is free and open to the public.
Still Photography Judging
Chip Somodevilla, chair, Getty Images
Location: Staff Auditorium, National Geographic, 1600 M St. NW DC, Second Floor.
Paul Moakley, Deputy Photo Editor of Time Magazine
Paul Moakley has been the deputy photo editor of TIME since 2010. He covers national news and special projects such as Person of the Year. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). Moakley is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as a photographer and filmmaker. He lives at the Alice Austen House Museum, home of one of America’s earliest photographers, as caretaker and curator of the museum. Read more: http://lightbox.time.com/author/moakley76/#ixzz2JJlBNuDk
Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post
Craig F. Walker joined the staff of The Denver Post in 1998 and has covered a broad range of stories including the aftermath of the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the United States military, post-traumatic stress disorder, the Occupy movement and daily life in Colorado.
Raised in York, Pennsylvania, Craig graduated from the Rhode Island School of Photography and began his career working for the Marlborough Enterprise and the Berkshire Eagle in Massachusetts.
In 2010, Craig's photo essay Ian Fisher: American Soldier, an "intimate portrait of a teenager who joins the Army at the height of insurgent violence in Iraq, poignantly searching for meaning and manhood," won the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. Craig's work was exhibited at The International Photojournalism Festival of Perpignan in 2010.
In 2012, Craig was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for Welcome Home, The Story of Scott Ostrom, a "compassionate chronicle of an honorably discharged veteran, home from Iraq and struggling with a severe case of post-traumatic stress, images that enable viewers to better grasp a national issue." Craig was also named Newspaper Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year International competition.
Craig's photography has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation, Harry Chapin Media Awards, National Press Photographer's Association Best of Photojournalism Contest, Pictures of the Year International, National Headliner's Awards, Unicef Photo of the Year Contest, American Society of News Editors and Society of News Design.
Craig now lives in Littleton, Colorado with his wife, Jamie Cotten, and their son, Quinn.
Lois Raimondo, University of Missouri-Columbia) Assistant Professor, Shott Chair of Journalism
Lois Raimondo, the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism’s Shott Chair of Journalism, is an international award-winning journalist. Before joining the School of Journalism faculty, Raimondo most recently worked as a staff photographer at The Washington Post. Prior to her 10 years at the Post, she worked as a freelance photographer and writer and spent four years as chief photographer for The Associated Press bureau in Hanoi, Vietnam. Raimondo’s work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Newsweek and Time. Raimondo’s journalism, both pictures and words, has received national and international recognition. In 2005, Raimondo was awarded the Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship to report on the rise of Islamic Fundamentalism in Pakistan. She spent the year working in Baluchistan and Waziristan. Raimondo was also awarded the Edward Weintal Prize for Diplomatic Reporting in 2002 for her front-line reporting from the war in Afghanistan. The award committee cited both her photographic and written reports from the field. In 1998, Raimondo was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a New York Newsday series on corruption in the Mitchell Lama Housing Projects. Her photographic work has also received White House News Photographers Association awards, National Press Photographers Association awards and the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. Raimondo, a native of Rocky Point, N.Y., began her journalism career in 1982 as a sound technician, producer and interpreter for CBS News in Beijing, China. She holds two master’s degrees, one in news-editorial from the University of Missouri-Columbia and one in comparative literature (Chinese and Japanese) from Indiana University. READ MORE: http://journalism.wvu.edu/faculty_staff/faculty/lois_raimondo
National Eyes of History Contest Judging
David Hume Kennerly
David Hume Kennerly, a producer of Barack Obama: The Official Inaugural Book, won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and went on to become President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Kennerly has been a photographer for Newsweek, Time & Life, and George magazines. American Photo Magazine named Kennerly “One of the 100 Most Important People in Photography.” He also authored the definitive photographic volume on President Gerald Ford, Extraordinary Circumstances: The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford. Kennerly is on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design. His archive is housed at the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin. Kennerly, an Emmy-nominated film producer, is currently producing a four-hour documentary for The Discovery Channel about White House chiefs of staff, titled “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” which will air in the Spring of 2013. Kennerly has had exhibitions of his work at galleries and museums around the world, including the Smithsonian and The Annenberg Center for Photography. He has had five books of his work published, Shooter, Photo Op, Seinoff: The Final Days of Seinfeld, Photo du Jour, and Extraordinary Circumstances. READ MORE: http://www.kennerly.com/about.php
Jeff J. Mitchell
Getty Images Staff Photographer, Scotland, UK
Jeff Mitchell was born in Milton, Scotland in 1970. Jeff Has been a photographer for 19 years starting out on the Helnsburgh Advertiser and progressing to the Edinburgh Evening News and Glasgow Herald, he also worked for Reuters before taking up a staff position for Getty Images in 2006 , as a news photographer based in Scotland.
Assignments have varied over the years from covering the recent London Olympics and World Cup in Africa for FIFA, travelling on the Labour battle bus during the 2010 general election following Gordon Brown and features like Lairg Lamb sale the largest one day sale in Europe and Up Helly AA Viking festival on the Shetland Isles.
He has also been involved in many UK international news stories such as the Diamond Jubilee the recent Royal Wedding as well as funerals of Princess Diana and the Queen Mother, the Foot and Mouth outbreak and the multiple murder of 16 school children at Dunblane primary in March of 1996.
He has been recognized with a number of awards: Including World Press Photo – 1st Place Nature and Environment Stories, Two times winner of the British Picture Editor Awards Photographer of the Year.
Two times winner of the British Picture Editor Awards Sports Photographer of the Year, British Picture Editor Awards Royal Photographer of the year, British Picture Editor Awards Business and Industry Photographer of the Year.
Two times winner of the Nikon Regional Photographer of the year, Two times winner of the British Press Gazette regional press photographer of the year, Scottish Sports Photographer of the year 2006 and 2011 Scottish Press Awards News Photographer of Year.
Jeff currently lives in Alexandria with his wife Lyn and two sons Final aged nine and Callum aged six.
Executive Producer for Multimedia at NBCNews.com
Stokes Young is the Executive Producer for Multimedia at NBCNews.com. He started this role in January of 2012. Young leads the teams responsible for production and programming of all video and still photography on NBCNews.com properties. Young, who attended Deep Strings College and graduated from the University of Michigan, began his career as an assistant at the Black Star photo agency. He has since been a multimedia producer for the msnbc.com business team, the east coast supervising multimedia producer at msnbc.com, director of editorial assignments at Corbis, a video producer at MSN Video, and the director of video at msnbc.com. Young lives with his wife and son in Brooklyn, New York.
New Media Contest Judging
Pierre Kattar, chair, Freelance
Geri is the Lorrey I. Lokey Visiting Professor in Professional Journalism at Stanford University, teaching multimedia in the Graduate Program in Journalism. She has served as visiting faculty at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, and has been an instructor and advisory board member for the Stan Kalish Workshop. Migielicz has also been faculty at the Missouri Photo Workshop, and a presenter at workshops held by the Society of Newspaper Design, the National Press Photographers Association [NPPA] and the regional chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences. She has a B.J. from the Missouri School of Journalism and did graduate studies in journalism at Ohio University.
Geri is co-founder and executive editor of Story4, (www.story4.org) a multimedia production studio, specializing in short documentaries for the web. She was Director of Photography at the San Jose Mercury News from 1993 to 2009. Under Geri’s tenure, the Mercury News won major national awards for photo editing and for multimedia, making the paper a destination for the leading talent in the photojournalism industry because of its innovation in web and print storytelling.
Geri was executive producer of a 2007 national News and Documentary Emmy Award-winning web documentary, Uprooted, for mercurynews.com. She worked on the team leading the coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake that won a 1990 Pulitzer Prize in general news reporting for the Mercury News. She also edited the paper’s coverage of California’s recall election, a 2003 Pulitzer finalist in Feature Photography. Geri was a
2004-5 Knight Fellow at Stanford University, where she studied multimedia narratives.
She has served as a judge for the Hearst Journalism Awards Program, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism awards and College Photographer of the Year International.
Mike Schmidt is a Digital Art Director with 12+ years creating interactive experiences and multimedia content working in various industries including: journalism, advocacy, broadcast, public relations, education and even a little advertising. He spent the last two years as Associate Creative Director of the experimental iPad news publication The Daily, where he joined forces with a talented team of reporters, editors, artists, designers, illustrators, videographers and photographers to develop content on a brand new interactive platform.
Career highlights include: adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication; freelance designer for The New York Times’ Olympics coverage; bootcamp instructor at the NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion; web designer for the Alexia Foundation; motion designer for The Open Society Institute; judge for the Society of News Design multimedia competition; animation specialist for the Institute for Science Learning, and producer/editor/director/designer of “Hip-Hop Nation” on NBC. He is regularly working on interactive, video and motion design projects through his personal studio, Mohawk Street. Mike Schmidt thrives on collaborative mayhem, high fives, creative problem solving, building stuff, strong coffee, and long walks in the park with his highly social rescue pup in Brooklyn.
Richard “Koci” Hernandez
Richard “Koci” Hernandez is a national Emmy® award-winning video and multimedia producer who worked as a photographer at the San Jose Mercury News for 15 years. His work for the Mercury News has earned him two Pulitzer Prize nominations and was awarded a national Emmy® award for the New Approaches to Documentary category. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, Wired Magazine and international magazines.
Video Photography and Editing Contest Judging
Pege Gilgannon, chair, WJLA-TV ABC7
VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHY JUDGES
Lisa Berglund is an award winning videographer, editor, producer and storyteller.
For over 50 years, the National Press Photographers Association has awarded its Photographer of the Year to the finest in the nation. Lisa was the first and only woman videographer to receive this honor.
Lisa’s work with corporations, international news and non-profit organizations has given her powerful professional experience – including shooting, producing, and editing news, marketing and promotional videos, documentaries, PSA’s and music videos.
Lisa specializes in working in some of the most remote corners of the world, because she feels strongly about giving voice to people who are rarely heard. She has worked in over 25 countries, including Angola, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, India, and Ecuador.
Lisa is also a sought after teacher and coach. She consults for the E.W. Scripps Company, helping more than 400 working journalists become better visual storytellers. She is a presenter at the National Press Photographers’ News Video Workshop, and has taught at the Poynter Institute, and numerous schools and universities.
Lisa is featured in a book highlighting news photography:
Roll – Shooting TV News – Views From Behind the Lens.
She is the owner of Gold Dog Media, and lives with her two amazing dogs (and ornery cat) in Washington State.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY/DIRECTOR
My career started in 1985 at a small News Station in Chico California and 3 years later I found myself in Los Angeles California. I have been in the Television business for over 28 years. I am still as passionate about being a DP and Director today as I was when I started in this business and in many ways even more. I have had a very divers career over the years working with ABC, NBC, CBS Networks on different TV shows and News magazine programs as well as the Cable Networks such as the Food Network, Animal Planet, National Geographic, MTV, History Channel and being the DP and director on TV Commercials and working with fortune 500 companies.
I have held many positions over the years from Producer, Writer, Editor but my passion and talent really comes out when I am the Director of Photography and Director on a project. I have won many Emmys, Promax Awards and Telly’s over the years. I have been freelance most of my career and started a Television Production Company Freeman Productions in 1997. Freeman Productions as a company has branched out in crewing TV shows (mostly reality and docudrama shows) and being located in the San Francisco Bay Area produces promotional, training and marketing videos for the high tech industry as well as fortune 500 companies.
I have been blessed with so many different opportunities in my career in fact I just shot the behind the scenes of the World Series for MLB with the San Francisco Giants. This business is a wealth of opportunities you just need to take a chance and walk through the door.
Fletcher Johnson is a 1979 Graduate of Howard University and started at the ABC News Washington Bureau in 1983. He began extensive political coverage with the Jesse Jackson campaign in 1988. Thereafter he covered both the George Bush and Bill Clinton campaigns in 1992. He was assigned to the White House from 1989 to 1993. In 93’ he left the White House in order to work extensively with Nightline and had been a principal photographer for the broadcast through 2006. His work for Nightline has offered many opportunities to travel overseas. Including, Goma, Zaire in 1994 for the exodus from Rwanda.Tirana, Albania for the conflict in the Balkans. Moscow, Russia for Nightline’s 20th Anniversary. Haifa, Israel in 2006 for the border war with Lebanon. Iraq in 2003, 04, and most recently in February of 2007. He resumed covering politics in 2008 and was assigned the Barack Obama campaign.
Mr. Johnson has twice been the recipient of the Cameraman of the Year award from the White House News Photographers Association. His work in Albania won him a National Emmy for spot news covering an Apache helicopter crash during a training exercise. He has also won numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, National Press Photographers Association, and National Headliners.
He has judged for the Boston Press Photographers, National Press Photographers Association, and the National Emmy’s.
VIDEO EDITING JUDGES
Amanda Dennis is an award-winning video editor from Connecticut. While in high school, she was an intern at her hometown’s television station and months after graduating, she began working at News 12 Connecticut. Three years after working as the evening editor, she returned to college. In 2012, Amanda was recognized as the NPPA Editor of the Year. She is proud to have accomplished many goals at a young age and is inspired by her late father who worked in television his entire life.
Shawn Montano is one passionate video editor. Shawn has been editing video for over 15 years in 6 different newsrooms and in the freelance world. Shawn is the only person ever to win the title of Video Editor of the Year for the National Press Photographers Association 4 times. Shawn loves talking editing (don't get him started). He loves talking editing so much he now passes on his knowledge in the classroom instead of the newsroom. Shawn teaches Video Editing, Videography, Photoshop and Social Media at Front Range Community College in Longmont Colorado. Shawn's favorite saying, "The best edit is one that is never seen." Shawn also has a blog called the Edit Foundry in which he teaches viddo editing to anyone who has the time to read.
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2013 STUDENT CONTEST JUDGES
Student contest chair, Kevin Dietsch, UPI
Jahi Chikwendiu wanted to be practical, but in the end his passion for photojournalism won out. After earning his undergraduate degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in math education from the University of Kentucky, Jahi was set to start a career as a high school math instructor. In fact, he taught for a year, enjoying the everyday challenges of being an educator. But when the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader, the local newspaper where he freelanced during that first teacher’s summer off, called to offer him a full-time staff position, he couldn't say no. Three months later Jahi was named 1998 Photographer of the Year by the Kentucky News Photographer's Association (KNPA). In another two years, he would join the staff of The Washington Post, where he’s been a staff photographer since January of 2001. Since joining the Washington Post, Chikwendiu has worked on a variety of stories that include a coming-of-age story about 9/11 Marines, the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, AIDS and poverty in Kenya, genocide in Darfur, night-commuting children in Northern Uganda, cluster bomb victims in South Lebanon, Sudanese refugees in Egypt, DC Public Schools’ broken system, and Iraqi refugees who have fled the country since the 2003 invasion. Chikwendiu spent the first three months of 2009 in Africa covering the Barack Obama inauguration from the Kenyan home village of the US president’s father and other stories in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Sudan. After starting the year of 2011 covering South Sudan's referendum (vote) to secede from the north of Sudan, Jahi has spent this year covering stories such as the suspicion of Muslims since 9/11/2001, a small town in NJ welcoming home the body of a young soldier killed in war, and a DC transitional safe-house for young people who are LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) along with other local DC and national stories. Jahi has spent 2012 covering a variety of stories that include an autistic boy’s need for extra educational assistance, a father with a shady past stepping up to care for his five children, the new face of Iraq after the withdrawal of the U.S. military after a decade of invasion and occupation, and the aftermath of the massacre in Newtown, CT. Chikwendiu's work has been recognized by such organizations as White House News Photographers Association, National Press Photographers Association, Pictures of the Year international, World Press Photo, National Association of Black Journalists, Overseas Press Club, Harry Chapman Media Awards, Days Japan International Photojournalism Awards, Kentucky News Photographers Association, Atlanta Photojournalism Seminars, Northern- and Southern-Short Courses, among others.
After graduating from Syracuse University in 1989, Linda worked as a photographer for several newspapers in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Ohio. She worked as a picture editor and assignments editor during her three years at The Washington Times. In 1999, Linda joined Knight Ridder/Tribune (KRT), the second largest wire service in the United States. KRT became McClatchy-Tribune Information Services (MCT) in 2006. Since 2007, Linda has been MCT's Senior Photo Editor, where she handles all the photos for the McClatchy Washington Bureau's regional, national and foreign correspondents. Linda is a member of the White House News Photographers Association and National Press Photographers Association (NPPA). She has served on the Board of the NPPA's Board and was its Director or Associate Director for over 10 years. Linda is married with two children and lives in Bethesda, MD.
Allison Shelley is a freelance documentary photographer and multimedia creator. Former staff photographer for the Washington Times and previously director of photography for Education Week newspaper, Allison now focuses her work internationally, concentrating on maternal health issues affecting young women. Based in Haiti from early 2010, her photography has been featured in publications such as Time magazine, The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, Der Speigel, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Paris Match, and the Guardian. Allison is co-founder/co-director of the 250-member non-profit Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). Her work has received awards and/or financial support from the National Press Photographers Association, the Society for News Design, the White House News Photographers Association (including the WHNPA Project Grant to support photo and film reportage on the issue of young motherhood in eastern India) and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (for her current project on maternal health and human rights in western Nepal).
2013 Eyes of History Still Photography Contest Judging Schedule
PLEASE NOTE: THE ENTIRE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
What: Still Photography Judges’ Presentations
Lois Raimondo, Paul Moakley and Craig F. Walker will present work and conduct Q&A
Where: The National Geographic Society, Staff Auditorium
1600 M St NW, Washington, DC
8am JUDGING BEGINS
BREAK FOR LUNCH
Picture Story/International News
On Capitol Hill
9am JUDGING BEGINS
POLITICAL PICTURE OF THE YEAR
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
The White House News Photographers Association is sponsored in part by: