2017 Eyes of History: Video Contest Results

Photography Categories


Top Honors
Photographer of the Year - Chip Baysden, WTTG

Spot News
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First Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Second Place - Martin Doane, WJLA-TV 7
Third Place - David Carter, WRC-TV

General News
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First Place - Andrew Smith, CCTV
Second Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Third Place - Peter Murtaugh, BBC

Day Feature
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First Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Second Place - Allen McGreevy, Freelance BBC
Third Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN

News Feature
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First Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Second Place - Ben Martin, ITN
Third Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Award of Excellence - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN

Feature
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First Place - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN
Second Place - Duane Watkins, CTGN
Third Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Award of Excellence - Brian Hopkins, WJLA ABC-7 / Newschannel 8

News Special Reports/Series
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First Place - Rob Turner, ITN (ITV NEWS)
Second Place - Lee Powell, The Washington Post
Third Place - Joel Witte, CTGN
Award of Excellence - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN

Magazine Feature
First Place - Joel Witte, CTGN
Second Place - Duane Watkins, CTGN
Third Place - Kuba Wuls, CTGN
Third Place - Rob Turner, ITN

Documentary
First Place - Duncan Sharp, Sky News
Second Place - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN
Third Place - Franz Strasser, BBC NEWS

Sports
First Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Second Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Third Place - Brian Hopkins, WJLA-TV 7

Political/Campaign
First Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Second Place - Ben Martin, ITN
Third Place - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN
Award of Excellence - Rob Turner, ITN

White House/Presidential
First Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN

Lighting
First Place - Dickon Mager, Sky News
Second Place - Duncan Sharp, Sky News
Third Place - Kuba Wuls, CTGN

Network
First Place - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN
Second Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Third Place - Colm O’Molloy, BBC NEWS
Award of Excellence - John Landy, BBC

Audio
First Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Second Place - Joann Sierra, CNN
Third Place - Brian Hopkins, WJLA-TV 7

Conflict/Disaster Coverage
First Place - John Landy, BBC
Second Place - Khalil Abdallah, CNN
Third Place - ,

Raw Footage
First Place - Peter Kavanagh, CNN
Second Place - Sam Beattie, Freelance
Third Place - Nathan A. Luna, ABC News

Editing Categories


Top Honors
Editor of the Year - Chris Shlemon, ITN

Spot News
First Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Second Place - Martin Doane, WJLA-TV 7
Third Place - Colm O’Molloy, RTE NEWS
Award of Excellence - Michael Judge, NBC News

General News
First Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Second Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Third Place - Whitney Shefte, The Washington Post
Award of Excellence - Brian Hopkins, WJLA ABC-7 / Newschannel 8

Day Feature
First Place - Chris Shlemon , ITN
Second Place - Michael Judge, NBC News
Third Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Award of Excellence - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Award of Excellence - Andrew Smith, CTGN

News Feature
First Place - Chris Shlemon, ITN
Second Place - Michael Judge, NBC News
Third Place - Nathan A. Luna, ABC News
Award of Excellence - Allen McGreevy, Freelance BBC
Award of Excellence - Duncan Sharp, Sky News

Editing Short Form
First Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Second Place - Marc Allard, Freelance
Third Place - Alexander Rosen, CNN
Award of Excellence - Nathan A. Luna, ABC News
Award of Excellence - Jeremy Moorhead, CNN

Editing Long Form
First Place - Brian Hopkins, WJLA ABC-7 / Newschannel 8
Second Place - Alexander Rosen, CNN
Third Place - Charles MacDonald, CMacFido Productions
Award of Excellence - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Award of Excellence - Joel Witte, CTGN

Magazine Feature
First Place - Duane Watkins, CTGN
Second Place - Chris Shlemon, ITN
Third Place - Duncan Sharp, Sky News
Award of Excellence - Chip Baysden, WTTG

Documentary
First Place - Peter Murtaugh, BBC
Second Place - Franz Strasser, BBC
Third Place - Joel Witte, CTGN

Sports
First Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Second Place - Chip Baysden, WTTG
Third Place - Brian Hopkins, WJLA ABC-7 / Newschannel 8

Political/Campaign
First Place - Chris Shlemon, ITN
Second Place - Andrew Smith, CTGN
Third Place - Jeremy Moorhead & Alexander Rosen, CNN
Award of Excellence - Dickon Mager, Sky News

White House/Presidential
First Place - Jeremy Moorhead & Alex Lee, CNN
Second Place - Alexander Rosen, CNN
Third Place - Christopher Smyth, Hearst Television

Audio
First Place - Chris Shlemon , ITN
Second Place - Marc Allard, Freelance
Third Place - Lance Ing, WRC NBC 4 and Sinclair Broadcasting
Award of Excellence - Charles MacDonald, CMacFido Productions

Promotional
First Place - Charles MacDonald, CMacFido Productions
Second Place - Joni Mazer Field, BBC
Third Place - Dickon Mager, Sky News

Inaugural
First Place - Joni Mazer Field, BBC
Second Place - Janet Weinstein, ABC News
Third Place - Lee Powell, The Washington Post
2017 Video Contest Judges


Stephen Clapper

Stephen Clapper is a photojournalist at Newschannel 5 WTVF-TV in Nashville. He began his career as a photojournalist in 2007 at KBTV in Beaumont, Texas after graduating from Lamar University with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Stephen has also worked as a photojournalist in Greensboro, North Carolina and San Antonio, Texas before moving to Nashville in 2014. Stephen is an active NPPA member and an Emmy award winning photographer.



Eli Gardiner

Eli Gardiner first discovered his passion for Storytelling and Photojournalism when he was a student at Northern Michigan University and enrolled in a black and white photography class. After working at a few stations in Michigan, he became a member of the NPPA while working at WHO-TV in Des Moines Iowa. In Iowa he covered the 2012 presidential election and was part of a team of photojournalists that won a regional Edward R Murrow award for Photography and where twice runners up for the NPPA Small Market Station of The Year. Eli is currently in his third year working at WTVR in Richmond Virginia, where in 2015 he was a integral part of the team that won the NPPA Medium Market Station Of the Year. Eli has judged the NPPA BOP, the NPPA regional quarterly contest as well as regional Emmy awards.



Tammie Mills

Tammie Mills currently works for WVUE Fox 8 New Orleans as a photojournalist and editor. I have been with Fox 8 for seven years. I am originally from Bakersfield, Ca where I started working 17 years ago at KERO 23 News as an editor. My favorite slogan, “Looking at life through my viewfinder.” I have had the honor of winning press club awards, AP awards and an Emmy. I love the craft of videography and editing and truly making a visual story.

2017 Video Editing Contest Judges


Donna Hayes

Donna Hayes started in the industry after watching my uncle in a studio audio booth at CBS, I knew I would do something in broadcast and decided when I was 8 years old to follow in his footsteps. I’ve had a 35-year career as a broadcast editor. Over the years she has won 7 Emmys and received 31 nominations, Folio award. She is currently an editor at the number one station in the country – WABC TV in New York.



Keith Plummer

Keith Plummer brings unique experiences to the film and broadcast world. Graduating in 1985 from Towson State University with a Mass Communications degree. He started his career in the control room of an independent television station in Baltimore, working his way quickly into the daily production staff running camera and editing. After three years of honing his production skills, Keith moved to Washington, and became a cameraman covering daily news on Capitol Hill for a small group of Sunbelt stations. After a short time he began working for the Hearst-Argyle Television’s Washington bureau as a photographer/editor covering national news with his beat being the White House and Capitol Hill. Keith went on to become Hearst’s Chief Photographer for 9 years traveling the world and covering national news. During his time in D.C. Keith covered four Presidents – from Reagan to Bush. From 1995 to 2000 Keith elected by his peers to served two terms as an Executive Committee Member on the RTNDA.
In 2002 Keith started his own film production company, Plumgood Productions. Since then he has produced, directed, written and edited fictional films, documentaries, commercials, music videos and corporate films. As a Cinematographer, Keith is highly sought after and has a distinctive style of lighting and creating images that sets him apart from others in the field.
Nationally recognized for his documentary work, Keith has produced several films on lesser known people and topics in African American history. Keith currently resides in Athens, Georgia with his family.



Christopher Wood

Christopher Wood is a Senior Photographer at News 12 Connecticut, where he has worked for the last 11 years. During that time, Christopher has acquired a number of honors including multiple New York Emmy, regional Edward R. Murrow awards for photography and editing, as well as the title of regional NPPA Photographer of the Year. He has covered many major local and national news stories, including the Sandy Hook shooting and the Boston Marathon bombings.