New monthly NPPA multimedia contest underway

Results from NPPA’s new monthly multimedia contest are beginning to pour in on NPPA.com, marking the early stages of regular regonition for multimedia producers and reporters from across the country and around the world.

Visit the contest site here: NPPA Multimedia Contest/
All NPPA members are eligible and encouraged to participate. Here are the four categories within the contest:

  1. Audio Slideshow (single producer) – One person shoots, records and edits the show.
  2. Audio Slideshow (team produced) – More than one person shoots, records and edits the show.
  3. Video made expressly for the web (single producer) – One person shoots, records, and edits the show. The story can be made by either a newspaper or a television photojournalist but must be expressly for web use.
  4. Video made expressly for the web (team produced) – More than one person shoots and edits the show. The show could incorporate video from multiple sources, or there could be a division of labor between shooting and editing. The story can be made by either a newspaper or a television photojournalist, but must be expressly for web use.

Here is a segment from the NPPA multimedia contest site:

Over the last year, multimedia storytelling at newspapers has dramatically increased. Software programs like SoundSlides and Audacity have helped simplify the production of audio slideshows for online. Web-based video journalism is also gaining momentum. Many photojournalists are being asked (or told) to add video to their storytelling arsenals. In the midst of all this change, it became clear to many that a contest was needed to showcase this new work being produced by NPPA members.

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