Conventions

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.


2011 Business Meeting

As required in our bylaws, WNPA held its annual business meeting at the 2011 Convention in Milwaukee. Below is a summary of what was discussed. In attendance: Board members Evan Siegle, President; Katie Gardner, Vice President; Dan Young, Secretary; approximately 30 WNPA members.


2011 Convention a success

2011 Convention a success

Upwards of 50 photojournalists, students, and enthusiasts attended this year’s WNPA convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West – a sharp increase over 2010’s event. It signaled a renewed interest in the organization and its events despite a down economy. This was the first year the event was free to members and completely open to […]


2011 Convention Schedule of Events

We have firmed up our schedule of events for WNPA’s 2011 Convention at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West on Saturday, May 7. (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 a.m. | Registration 9 a.m. | SPEAKER […]


2011 Convention: May 7 in Milwaukee

2011 Convention: May 7 in Milwaukee

Jim Biever, left, the official team photographer for the Green Bay Packers, Jack Gruber, center, a staff photographer at USA Today, and David Joles of the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune will headline the Wisconsin News Photographers Association’s 2011 Convention as presenters on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West (Mayfair). Two of our […]


Convention sponsors and door prizes announced

This year’s Wisconsin News Photographers Association annual convention is brought to you by Canon, Nikon, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, and Gannett Wisconsin Media. Door prizes will be provided by: Roberts Distributors, Lexar Media, Soundslides, Adobe, Honl Photo, BeachTek, Lowepro, and Think Tank Photo. WNPA’s convention will be held Saturday, May […]


Convention 2011: Jack Gruber of USA Today to speak

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Jack Gruber of USA Today joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at the Radisson Hotel in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, May 7, 2011. Gruber is one of five staff photographers at, the USA Today, one of the nation’s largest newspaper with a daily […]


WNPA convention set for May 7th

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association annual convention will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011, in Milwaukee, Wis. This year’s convention will take place at the Radisson Hotel Milwaukee West, located directly across from Mayfair Mall. Please check back for additional updates on this year’s convention. Our convention committee is always looking for volunteers and ideas […]


Watch the 2010 WNPA business meeting

Excuse the bad lighting, audio, and camera work, but hopefully this is better than nothing for those who missed the convention and/or annual business meeting.


WNPA Member Pics: Convention 2010


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. […]


Convention 2010: Heinz Kluetmeier of Sports Illustrated to speak

Convention 2010: Heinz Kluetmeier of Sports Illustrated to speak

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Heinz Kluetmeier of Sports Illustrated joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Born in Germany and raised in Milwaukee, Kluetmeier started his career at the age of 15 with the Associated Press. While […]


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. – […]


Convention 2010: Kevin Miyazaki joins speakers list

Convention 2010: Kevin Miyazaki joins speakers list

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Kevin J. Miyazaki joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Miyazaki will present his work and address the topics of business practices and transitioning from newspapers to independent work. He will also serve […]


Convention 2010: Aaron Johnson joins speakers list

Convention 2010: Aaron Johnson joins speakers list

The Wisconsin News Photographers Association is pleased to announce that Aaron Johnson joins the list of speakers for WNPA’s convention at Hotel Metro in Milwaukee, Wis., on Saturday, March 13, 2010. Johnson is the creator of “What the Duck,” a popular comic strip that tells the tales of a camera-toting, Photoshop-using duck. Originally meant to […]


2010 Convention

The 2010 convention is planned for March 13th, 2010.  Details coming soon along with entry forms for contests.  Please check back next week.