2012

2012 Convention a boom, not a bust

2012 Convention a boom, not a bust

More than 90 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts converged on Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12 for the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2012 Convention, an 80% increase in attendance from the previous year. Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, Erin Trieb of VII, Canon Explorer of Light Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, and Mickey […]


Sherman Gessert awarded Dumke

Sherman Gessert awarded Dumke

In front of almost 100 members of the Wisconsin News Photographers Association at their 2012 Convention, retired Milwaukee Sentinel Director of Photography Sherman Gessert, accepted the 2012 Robert H. Dumke Award. “Seeing the crowd in the gallery standing and applauding an old guy like me was an experience I will never forget,” Gessert later said. “I’ve […]


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 […]


BREAKING: 2012 Convention is at capacity

Convention chairman Mark Hoffman of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 98 people have pre-registered or Facebook RSVP’d for the WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. The seated capacity for our venue this year is 100. “There will not be registration at the door,” said Hoffman. “We know things come up […]


Convention 2012: Friday night party

Convention 2012: Friday night party

Renew friendships and make new ones Friday night, May 11, at the Hotel Metro’s rooftop bar, Zen on Seven. Join us for a cash bar starting at 8:30 p.m. We will have a few door prizes there as well, including a Lowe Pro bag and some other cool items. This is one of the highlights […]


2012 Convention schedule released

We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2012 Convention in Milwaukee at Hotel Metro on Saturday, May 12. (Please keep in mind that while we always attempt to stay on time, some presentations may go longer than planned, pushing later events slightly later.) 8:15 a.m.| Registration table open and trade show begins […]


$4,500-worth of door prizes at 2012 Convention

UPDATE: Since original publication of this post, more prize donations have been received, bringing the total value of prizes to $6,875. Dan Powers of The Post-Crescent – member of WNPA’s convention committee, and chair of the manufacturer relations sub-committee – reported yesterday that more than $4,500 $6,875 in door prizes and other giveaways will be […]


NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

NPPA lawyer added to Convention lineup

Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), and of Counsel to the law firm of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, will join the Wisconsin News Photographers Association for its 2012 ANNUAL CONVENTION, speaking Saturday afternoon, May 12, 2012, at the Hotel Metro in Milwaukee. EVENT REGISTRATION FORM HERE. FACEBOOK RSVP HERE. […]


Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

Convention 2012: May 12 in Milwaukee

Erin Trieb of VII Photo Agency, Damian Strohmeyer of Sports Illustrated, Eric Seals of the Detroit Free Press, and First Amendment/photographers’ rights advocate Mickey Osterreicher – general counsel for the National Press Photographers Association – will headline WNPA’s 2012 Convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee on May 12, 2012. Read their bios below. Canon will […]


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 […]


Board to meet Dec. 12 in Appleton

WNPA’s Board members and other organization volunteers will be meeting to start planning the 2012 Convention and discuss involvement in the WNA Conference, the 2011 POY contests, and growing our membership. The meeting will take place on Monday, Dec. 12, 2011, at 7:30pm in the boardroom of The Post~Crescent in Appleton.