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 […]

Convention 2010: Official Details

Official Schedule Thursday, March 11, 2010 9:00 a.m. – Student POY Judging (LIVE WEBCAST) Friday, March 12, 2010 9:00 a.m. – WNPA POY Judging (LIVE WEBCAST) TBD – Social gathering (Details pending) Saturday, March 13, 2010 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast/Registration 9:00 a.m. – Speaker: Kevin Miyazaki, Redux 10:00 a.m. – Multimedia Workshop 11:00 a.m. – […]

WNPA Pictures of the Year 2009

WNPA Pictures of the Year 2009

See Wisconsin News Photographers Assocation’s Pictures of the Year 2009 here. Best of Show KRISTYNA WENTZ-GRAFF MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL Benjamin Picciolo, 4, holds a candle as he awaits the sunrise on the shores of Lake Michigan to celebrate the first day of winter, December 21, 2009. Monday is the winter solstice, marking the longest night […]

2009 Slideshow Entries

Watch all the entered multimedia pieces in this year’s multimedia contest. Judges have entered their comments on the winners and categories in general. Andy Alfaro is “2009mmjudge_1”, Chuck Fadely is “2009mmjudge_2”, and Emily Rasinski is “2009mmjudge_3.” Slideshow Entries: Entry 1: Behind the Scenes: The Heidi Chronicles http://www.marquette.edu/slideshows/2009/theatre/ Entry 2: Triumph Over Tragedy http://tinyurl.com/ydhmnst Entry 3: […]

2009 Video Entries

Watch all the entered multimedia pieces in this year’s multimedia contest. Judges have entered their comments on the winners and categories in general. Andy Alfaro is “2009mmjudge_1”, Chuck Fadely is “2009mmjudge_2”, and Emily Rasinski is “2009mmjudge_3.” Video Entries: Entry 1: Special Olympics Power Lifter http://tinyurl.com/yabhqdn NOTE TO JUDGES ON THIS ENTRY: Video player throws unnecessary […]

Student POY judges announced

The 2009 Student POY Contest will be judged at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Thursday, March 11, 2010. Judging the contest will be: –Kristyna Wentz-Graff, photojournalist, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel –Evan Siegle, photojournalist, Green Bay Press-Gazette –Mary Catanese, photography instructor, Mt. Mary College (former photojournalist, CNI Newspapers) Also, retired Journal-Sentinel photographer Erv Gebhard joins the professional POY […]


It’s time, once again, for professional and student photographers from across Wisconsin to enter their best images from 2009 in the 2009 WNPA POY Contest. Entries, which can be submitted electronically or by mail, must be received by Friday, Feb. 19, 2010 at 5 p.m. The contest will be judged with the annual convention in […]

WNPA Member Pics: A look back at the 2009 convention

WNPA Member Pics: A look back at the 2009 convention

Archive of the 2008 POY judging

An archive copy of the College Photographer of the Year and Professional Photographer of the Year is available on WNPAonline. Follow this link to the Judging Archive You can view each category as it was judged over March 19-20, 2009.

Multimedia Contest Winners Announced

Here are the results for the WNPA first ever Multimedia Contest! Video First Place – Mark Hoffman Journal Sentinel GETTING PEOPLE SAFELY SOBER Second Place  – Mark Hoffman Journal Sentinel LIVING UP TO ITS REPUTATION Third Place Mike De Sisti Journal Sentinel COLD PACKER FANS Honorable Mention – John Maniaci Wisconsin State Journal PETER PAN […]

2008 POY Winners List

Best of Show is Kristyna Wentz-Graff of the Journal Sentinel for Ricky Nelson photo story 1st Place and POY: Kristyna Wentz-Graff 255 pts. 2nd Place Overall: Dan Powers 160 pts. 3rd Place overall: Darren Hauck 95 pts. 2008 Professional POY Judging results: Portfolio 1st – Kristyna Wentz-Graff, Journal Sentinel 2nd – Dan Powers, Post-Crescent 3rd […]

Matthew Wisniewski is College Photographer of the Year

View winning images from the College Photographer of the Year contest Here! After hours of counting on my fingers and toes, I am proud to announce Matthew Wisniewski as this year’s WNPA College Photographer of the Year. The points broke down as follows: Matthew Wisniewski: 235 Kyle Bursaw: 135 Brad Fedie: 90 Jeff Schorfheide: 75 […]

IPPA – WNPA Convention 2009 Friday night out

Friday night after the contest judging there will be a night out with our friends from the Illinois Press Photographers Association at the Essen House/Come Back Inn, starting at 8 p.m. The Essen House is located at: 514 E. Wilson St. http://www.essen-haus.com/

WNPA to offer live-stream video of College and Pro POY judging

WNPA will offer live, streaming video of the College and Professional POY contest judgings this Thursday and Friday, courtesy of the Green Bay Press-Gazette and Mogulus. You will be able to watch the judging live as it happens, chat with other viewers, or come back later to watch on-demand recordings by category. http://www.mogulus.com/WNPA or check […]

2008 College POY Winning Images and Winners List

2008 WNPA College Photographer of the Year winner’s list: Sports Action 1st – Brad Fedie, Daily Cardinal – basketball collision 2nd – Matt Dixon, Marquette University – basketball collision 3rd – Ryan Messier, Marquette University – basketball collision HM – Kyle Bursaw, Daily Cardinal – knockout HM – Lorenzo Zemella, Daily Cardinal – track Sports […]