Membership Renewal

Active MemberAssociate MemberRetired MemberStudent MemberRenew by Mail
A video or still photojournalist; sound or lighting technician; photography or assignment editor; bureau chief or director, employed full time by a recognized news-gathering organization or self-employed engaged in any of the above-listed occupations. Applicant must reside in the Washington metro area and derive his or her main source of income from covering news in Washington.

Requirements:
• Completed online application form
• Current passport style photo of applicant’s full face
• Letter from current employer (or freelance client) stating your employment classification
• Scan of your working press credentials

 Yearly dues of $95.00  + $3 processing fee per membership


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A member who does not meet active member status. Associate members may participate in all functions of the Association except hold an elective office or chair a committee, or compete in the annual photo contest.

Requirements:
• Completed online application form
• Current passport style photo of applicant’s full face
• Letter from current employer (or freelance client) stating your employment classification

 Yearly dues of $75.00  + $3 processing fee per membership


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Persons who have retired from the active business of newsgathering but are not eligible for Life Membership are entitled to all privileges of an Active Member.

 Yearly dues of $25.00  + $3 processing fee per membership


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A full-time university or college student studying photojournalism or a high school student who is a photographer for a school publication. Student members do not have to reside in the Washington metropolitan area.

Requirements for College Student:
• Completed online application form
• Two letters of recommendation on letterhead from photojournalism professors and/or department head
• Current passport style photo of applicant’s full face

Requirements for High School Student:
• Completed online application form
• A letter of recommendation from a student adviser of faculty member stating that the student is currently involved with photographic activities (yearbook, student newspaper, etc.) at applicant’s school.
• Current passport style photo of applicant’s full face

 Yearly dues of $25.00  + $3 processing fee per membership


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Members wishing to pay by check without the processing fee can send dues to:

WHNPA – MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
Ben Franklin Station
P.O. Box 7119
Washington, DC 20044-7119