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2007 College POY Winners List

Barbara J. Miner wins this year’s College Photographer of the Year contest! Miner is a student at the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Miner said she was grateful for all the guidance from Maria Ellen Huebner, one of her instructors at MATC. 1st Place Barbara J. Miner, Milwaukee Area Technical College 2nd Place Brad Fedie 3rd […]


The POY is Ready to Rock

Just moments ago I put the finishing touches on this year’s POY and COPY files and as I write this I am feverishly backing them up onto every single storage device I own that they can fit on. I have gone through the files, checked them, fixed the errors, and most of all enjoyed seeing […]


Do not let the deadline stop you from entering

Here’s the deal WNPA members: I am going to be gone all weekend. And while deadline are important in this business, this one is not as important to me as having a great contest. If you can manage to get your CD entry delivered to the WNPA entry box at the photo desk at the […]


Big thank-you

Our volunteers are currently hard at work readying this year’s WNPA Convention and both College and Professional contests. Whether it’s lining up speakers, managing WNPA’s finances or all the contest entry forms and membership dues there are people hard at work for you. In addition, we have a new monthly clip contest chair, and WNPA […]


POY entry form now online

The entry form for the 2007 WNPA Photographer of the Year competition is now online, you can download it here. Download the POY Entry Form (PDF 3K) The POY Entry Form is the form you need to fill out in order to enter the contest. Download and print the one-page entry form out. Fill it […]


POY Rules Documentation now Online

Attention WNPA members: Your guide to entering this year’s WNPA Photographer of the Year competition is now online. Both forms are available as downloadable .PDF documents that you can either review on the computer or print out. Here are the two forms available to date: Download the FTP Upload Instructions (PDF 11K) If you plan […]


Only 87 days left to take your award-winning photos

That’s right, 87 days. Less than three months to go in 2007 means time is running short to take your award winning photos for the WNPA Pro and College Photographer of the year contests. If you have not done so already, it might be a good idea to start reviewing and organizing your best material […]


2008 POY: It’s Never too Early to Improve on Perfection

Now that the elections are under our collective belt, I wanted to chime in and ask our membership if there was anything about the 2007 POY that they felt needed improvement. After some soul searching and a simple analysis of the current software and hardware I am somewhat worried that our current OS9 based system […]


2006 POY Winners Gallery

POY – Benny Sieu – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – 260 pts. 2nd place – Kristyna Wentz-Graff – Journal Sentinel – 200 pts. Best of Show – John Hart – Watertown Daily Times – Horse in field Judges: Donald Miralle, Mimi Chakarova and David Leeson View Winners Gallery


2006 POY Winners List

Updated at 4:20 p.m. POY FINAL POY – Benny Sieu – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – 260 pts. 2nd place – Kristyna Wentz-Graff – Journal Sentinel – 200 pts. Best of Show – John Hart – Watertown Daily Times – Horse in field Updated at 4:15 p.m. Portfolio (15 entries) 1st – Benny Sieu – Journal […]


Student POY: Thank You

WNPA Members, After accepting my student POY award this past weekend, I just wanted to say thank you. True, I am picking-up and moving to Wisconsin, but I also feel as though I am being ushered-in and welcomed. I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to work alongside you all in the future. You […]


Convention Food Guide and POY advice from NP

As the WNPA POY contest looms on the horizon I thought it was only appropriate to chime in with some tips and tricks for first-timers on how to keep your sanity during and after the judging. I know how it is, the photo, or even worse, the story that you had attached all of your […]


2006 College POY Winners Gallery

1st Place Michael P. King 420 pts. 2nd place Dustin Safranek UW-Milwaukee 260 pts. 3rd place Yanna Paskova 220 pts. Judges for this contest: Erwin Gebhard (ret.), Gary Porter and Kristyna Wentz-Graff, photographers from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. View Winners Gallery


2006 College POY Winners List

Updated at 5:25 p.m. CST – Projected Student POY Winner: Michael P. King 420 pts. 2nd place Dustin Safranek UW-Milwaukee 260 pts. 3rd place Yanna Paskova 220 pts. Updated at 5:15 p.m. Student Portfolio 1st – Michael P. King 2nd – Yana Paskova 3rd – Barbara J. Miner Updated at 4:50 p.m. Feature Picture Story […]


POY By the Numbers

Since I have received numerous questions regarding number of entries I have opted to post the number from this year and last year’s student and pro competitions. I hope this helps everyone who had questions I could not give more exact answers to the information that they are looking for. This Year’s College: spn gen […]


What’s your best photo from this year?

With a majority of this year’s contest deadlines visible in the rear-view mirror, we can take the time to reflect on the work we have created in 2006. Some of our work saw the light of day in print or online. Most of it may be spinning on some hard drive back at the office, […]


POY Update

Let me start out by saying that I am tremendously grateful to everyone who got his or her files in on time. While many of you demonstrated excellent procrastination skills the deadline was honored. While I am handing out kudos, I have survived processing the files into their contest format and am pleased to report […]


A Little Incentive (very little) to get Those POY Entries in

January 11th, 2007 As an incentive for getting the POY entries in early and accurate I will be putting up a camera from my personal collection as an incentive to one very special pro or student boy or girl who manages to be first to do all of the following: – Get your POY contest […]


2006 POY: A Multimedia Category?

This is the official discussion thread for talking about whether or not this year’s Wisconsin News Photographer Association’s Photographer of the Year competition should consider adding a multimedia category. Here are some arguments and counterarguments to get us going: Why we should add a multimedia category: Photojournalists across the state and across the country are […]


2005 POY Winners Gallery

(4-1-2006) – Here are the winners for the 2005 WNPA POY competition held Friday, March 31 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Photographer of the Year: Gary Porter – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best of Show: Richard Wood – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Inner city photo essay. View Winners Gallery


2005 College POY Winners Gallery

Tim Gruber, a well-traveled young photojournalist who recently served an internship with the Janesville Gazette is the 2005 WNPA Student Photographer of the Year. Below is the winners list from this years competition. View Winners Gallery


2005 POY Winners List

(4-1-2006) – Here are the winners for the 2005 WNPA POY competition held Friday, March 31 at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Photographer of the Year: Gary Porter – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best of Show: Richard Wood – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Inner city photo essay. Portfolio (16 entries – 4 winners) 1st Place – Gary […]


2005 College POY Winners List

Tim Gruber, a well-traveled young photojournalist who recently served an internship with the Janesville Gazette is the 2005 WNPA Student Photographer of the Year. Below is the winners list from this years competition. A winners gallery will appear on WNPAonline.com by April 6 Illustration: 1: Daniel Durtsche – UW LaCrosse – Green is Sexy 2: […]


2005 POY – A missing category?

NPPA has it. So does POYi. But conspicuously absent from this year’s WNPA contest is a Natural Disaster category. The NPPA said they added two new topical Natural Disaster categories in order to recognize what they call the great coverage of hurricanes, earthquakes, and other disasters in 2005. With a number of Wisconsin photojournalists covering […]