POY

BREAKING NEWS: POY and Student POY Deadlines Extended

WNPA contest coordinator Michael P. King announced Monday, that the submission deadline for the organization’s POY and Student POY contests has been extended. The new deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:59 p.m. Central Time. Rules, entry directions and forms are here. Recognizing the best in photojournalism since the 1950s, WNPA’s POY Contest is one of […]


2012 POY “Contest Central” – NEW Deadline March 15

2012 POY "Contest Central" - NEW Deadline March 15

(UPDATED 3/6/13) The rules for Best Multimedia Story incorrectly state that eligible projects “must have been produced between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011.” Those dates should have read “Jan. 1, 2012” and “Dec. 31, 2012.” We regret the error. (UPDATED 2/25/13) It’s that time of the year! Reach back into your archives and […]


2011 WNPA POY and Multimedia Results

2011 WNPA POY and Multimedia Results

John Hart of the Wisconsin State Journal is the 2011 WNPA Photographer of the Year. He also won Best of Show and was awarded First Place in the Portfolio category. Mike De Sisti of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel was awarded First Place in the Best Multimedia Story category. The 2011 Pictures of the Year contest […]


2011 WNPA Student POY Results

2011 WNPA Student POY Results

Lukas Keapproth is the 2011 WNPA Student Photographer of the Year. He was also awarded 1st Place Portfolio and Best of Show. The 2011 Student Pictures of the Year contest was judged Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by Mark Hertzberg (ret.) of The (Racine) Journal Times, Ron Page of The (Appleton) Post-Crescent, […]


Contest judging details

We welcome and highly encourage in-person attendance at our open judging sessions. Please enter the Journal Sentinel building at the north entrance along West State Street. You will check in with security as a visitor. Lunch and refreshments are not provided. Student POY Judging Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee […]


POY deadline passes, processing begins

The entry deadline for the 2011 Student and Pro POY Contest passed last night. About 30 professionals and 30 students submitted almost 1700 images this year. If you entered the contest and have not submitted an entry form, you must complete one and send it to the contest coordinator immediately. Without an entry form, entries […]


2011 POY “Contest Central” – Deadline March 9

2011 POY "Contest Central" - Deadline March 9

The contest coordinator is in a generous, giving mood tonight. He has decided to extend the deadline for POY/SPOY entries. Contest deadline is now: Friday, March 9, 2012. It’s that time of the year! Reach back into your archives and pull out your best images of 2011 for WNPA’s 2011 POY Contest. Below are links […]


WNPA Board plans 2012 activities

The WNPA Board, along with contest chairs, the membership chair and other volunteers, met Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, in Appleton to discuss the following items: Clip and POY contests Membership expansion, record-keeping, and our dues payment process Advocacy efforts WNPA’s involvement in the 2012 Wisconsin Newspaper Association’s Annual Convention WNPA’s own 2012 convention Doug Sundin […]


2010 WNPA POY and Multimedia Results

2010 WNPA POY and Multimedia Results

Gary Porter of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is the 2010 WNPA Photographer of the Year. Porter was also awarded Best of Show. Michael P. King of the Wisconsin State Journal (and previously of the Green Bay Press-Gazette) was awarded 1st Place Portfolio. Sharon Cekada of The Post-Crescent in Appleton won 1st Place Best Multimedia Story. […]


WNPA Pro POY judging in progress

Beginning at 9 a.m., we are LIVE from the Center for Photography at Madison with the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2010 Pictures of the Year judging. Results will be posted immediately following the conclusion of the contest.


Pro POY judging to be held Sat., April 9

The Pro POY contest judging will be held Saturday, April 9, 2011 at the Center for Photography at Madison, 303 S. Paterson St. (Door 2), Madison, WI, beginning at 9 a.m. until finish (likely 5:30 p.m.). The judging is open to WNPA members, CPM members, and students. We are very grateful that CPM is hosting […]


2010 WNPA Student POY Results

2010 WNPA Student POY Results

Lukas Keapproth of the Badger Herald is the 2010 WNPA Student Photographer of the Year. Matt Dixon of Marquette University was awarded 1st Place Portfolio. The 2010 Student Pictures of the Year contest was judged Saturday, April 2, 2011 at the Wisconsin State Journal by John Hart, Hank Koshollek, and Ting-Li Wang. View the winning […]


WNPA Student POY judging in progress

Beginning at 9 a.m., we are LIVE from the Wisconsin State Journal with the 2010 WNPA Student POY judging.


Student POY Contest judging Sat., April 2

The Student POY Contest judging will be held Saturday, April 2, 2011 in the auditorium at the Wisconsin State Journal, 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, WI, beginning at 9 a.m. until finish (likely 4 p.m.). The judging is open to WNPA members and all students. This year’s judges are: Ting Li-Wang (Wisconsin Legislature photographer, formerly […]


WNPA POY entry period closed

Thank you to all who entered the 2010 POY and Student POY contest. The deadline has passed and I am no longer accepting new entries. We got a lot of entries this year and I’m in the midst of processing them all, ensuring that all instructions were followed and that everybody has paid their membership […]


POY deadline rapidly approaching

POY deadline rapidly approaching

OK, folks… we are about 10 days out from the March 4, 2011, 11:59:59 p.m. deadline for WNPA’s 2010 POY Contest. All entries, forms, and payment must be received by that deadline. This applies to PRO and STUDENT entries, alike. Regarding payment: Feel free to write a check for your membership/contest fees, but PayPal is […]


2010 POY Contest Rules and Forms

The time has come! Although we’re running a little late this year, we are still having a POY contest for the 2010 calendar year and what a contest it will be… Start getting those images and a multimedia project ready, and download your rules document, entry form, and FTP instructions here: 2010_WNPA_POYrules 2010_WNPA_POY_entryform 2010_FTPinstructions Deadline […]


WNPA Member Pics: Convention 2010


2009 Multimedia Contest Results

This year’s multimedia judges Andy Alfaro (SacBee.com), Emily Rasinski (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), and Chuck Fadely (Miami Herald) have announced their decisions on our multimedia contest… view the winnings projects below… Audio Slideshow: 1st – Evan Siegle – Green Bay Press-Gazette – Favre 2nd – Gary Porter – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – High Octane Nostalgia 3rd […]


E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune, 3rd POY judge

E. Jason Wambsgans, Chicago Tribune, 3rd POY judge

E. Jason Wambsgans of the Chicago Tribune is the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s third POY judge, joining Kevin Miyazaki of Redux, and retired Milwaukee Journal Sentinel photographer Erv Gebhard on the panel which meets Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Journal Sentinel. Wambsgans also plans to show a selection of multimedia projects during Saturday’s convention. […]


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 […]


2009 POY Winners List and Gallery

Kristyna Wentz-Graff of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is WNPA’s 2009 Photographer of the Year. The judging, conducted at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Friday, March 12, 2010. The judges were: Kevin Miyazaki (Redux), Erv Gebhard (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, retired), E. Jason Wambsgans (Chicago Tribune). Winning Images Gallery Feature (70 entries) 1st- Kristyna Wentz-Graff- Solstice 2nd- Michael […]


REPLAY: WNPA 2009 POY and Student POY judging webcast

Watch a replay of the webcast of the professional contest judging in the window below. To see the student POY judging, or watch any of the student or pro categories individually, at your own pace, and in your preferred order, go to the <a href=”http://www.livestream.com/wnpa/folder”>on-demand page</a>. <br /> <br />  <div align=”center”><object classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ codebase=”http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,29,0″ width=”0″ […]


Multimedia POY Contest judging in progress

Multimedia POY Contest judging in progress

Judging for the 2009 Multimedia POY Contest is under way. This year there are 6 slideshow entries and 13 video entries. We plan to announce and show the winners at the this year’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Judging the contest are: Chuck Fadely is a visual journalist for […]