2009 College POY Winners List and Gallery

Jeff Schorfheide of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Badger Herald is the 2009 WNPA Student Photographer of the Year. Results are below from the WNPA 2009 Student POY Contest judging at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Thursday, March 11, 2010. Judges were Mary Catanese (Mt. Mary College, formerly of CNI Newspapers), Evan Siegle (Green Bay Press-Gazette), Kristyna Wentz-Graff (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).

Winning Images Gallery

Feature (30 entries)

1st – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – November Swimming
2nd – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – Bubbles on the street
3rd – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – OK Go
HM – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Salsa
HM – Michael Prokop, MATC – Hoan

Feature Picture Story (9 entries)

1st – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – Mifflin Block Party
2nd – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Deckhand
3rd – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette – Family Wine

General News (24 entries)

1st – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – UW Graduation
2nd – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Memorial Day
3rd – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – September 11th Vigil
HM – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Chess

Illustration (32 entries)

1st – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Busted
2nd – Michael Prokop, MATC – Girl
3rd – Angie Polakowski, MATC – Letters
HM – Megan Simon, MATC – Arson

News Picture Story (8 entries)

1st – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Tomato Romp
2nd – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Move out Day
3rd – Isabel Alvarez, Daily Cardinal – Veterans

Pictorial (38 entries)

1st – Sarah E. Laux, MATC – Cupcake
2nd – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – Construction
3rd – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Emancipator
HM – Kevin Pauly, Marquette University – Winding

Portrait/Personality (55 entries)

1st – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette – Twisters
2nd – Wilkey Godwin, MATC – Saltshakers
3rd – Sarah E. Laux, MATC – Joe Barber
HM – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette – Down Syndrome couple
HM – Michael Prokop, MATC – Bolzano

Portfolio (6 entries)

1st – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald
2nd – Matt Dixon, Marquette University
3rd – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald
HM – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette

Sports Action (57 entries)

1st – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Wisconsin-Minnesota football
2nd – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Wisconsin-Minnesota basketball
3rd – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – Football Split
HM – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette – Touchdown dive
HM – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – Nick Toon touchdown catch

Sports Feature (26 entries)

1st – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – John Leuer celebration
2nd – Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald – Tubby Smith dispute
3rd – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – Marquette celebration
HM – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – Badgers win opener

Spot News (6 entries)

1st – Disqualified*
2nd – Kyle Bursaw, Janesville Gazette – Car in river
3rd – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – Snowball arrest

Sports Picture Story (6 entries)

1st – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – Wisconsin-Minnesota football game
2nd – Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald – Champs Sports Bowl
3rd – Danny Marchewka, Daily Cardinal – WORS

*The first place spot news winning image was disqualified by the contest coordinator in consultation with the judges after the judging. It was determined from caption data that was not examined during the contest that the image was from a planned fire department training exercise and thus did not meet the criteria for a spot news photograph.

FINAL POINTS TOTALS:

Jeff Schorfheide, Badger Herald 260
Lukas Keapproth, Badger Herald 195
Matt Dixon, Marquette University 190
Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal 105
Kyle Bursaw, Janesvile Gazette 55
Sarah E. Laux, MATC 30
Michael Prokop, MATC 25
Isabel Alvarez, Daily Cardinal 20
Danny Marchewka, Daily Cardinal 20
Angie Polakowski, MATC 10
Megan Simon, MATC 5
Kevin Pauly, Marquette University 5

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