WNPA Member Pics: A look back at the 2009 convention

WNPA Member Pics: A look back at the 2009 convention

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.

Convention Schedule

Schedule for the Sat. March 21, 2009 WNPA Convention at the Pyle Center 10 -11 a.m.  coffee, bagels, and registration. Vendors from Canon, Nikon, will host displays of the latest gear.  (Break sponsored by Canon) Slideshows of winning images will be displayed. 11 a.m. – NOON  Ami Vitale NOON -1 p.m.  Dai Sugano 1 p.m. […]

Hotel update for Convention Weekend

WNPA Contest Chair John Maniaci checked in on the hotel booking situation for the WNPA convention weekend and here it is: The Edgewater is booked, as expected and all of the judges are set. The Lowell Center is also booked, 18 rooms filled. At the Concourse, as of Wednesday, there were still more than 30 […]

2009 WNPA Convention Speakers List

So far WNPA/IPPA has confirmed these convention speakers. Stay tuned with more exciting speaker updates! Ami Vitale Ami Vitale is an independent journalist based in New Delhi, India. Her photography and stories from events in Europe, The Middle East and Africa have appeared in publications including Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, BusinessWeek, The […]

Register for the WNPA/IPPA Convention

The 2009 joint WNPA/IPPA Convention will be held at the Pyle Center in Madison, Wis. on Saturday, March 21, 2009, starting at 8:30 a.m. Download the Convention Registration Form, including maps, parking and hotel information. Download Convention Registration Form Here

Hotel rooms and parking for the WNPA convention

WNPA has some hotel rooms reserved in Madison, Wis. over March 19-21 for the joint WNPA/IPPA Convention. This is helpful because the convention takes place the same week as the state basketball tournament in addition to other Madison-area events over the weekend. Hotel rooms are typically scarce during that time. But again, no need to […]

WNPA membership form

Be a part of the Wisconsin News Photographers Association by becoming a member for the 2009-2010 season! Download the 2009-2010 Membership Form Here (PDF 32K) Primary benefits to becoming a member in WNPA include: Discount on attending the annual WNPA Convention held in March. Eligibility for monthly WNPA clip contest Eligibility in the end-of-year Photographer […]

Illinois to join 2009 WNPA Convention in Madison

The 2009 WNPA convention will be held in Madison, Wis. over March 20-21. It will be a joint convention with the Illinois Press Photographers Association. More information, contest entry forms, hotel and speaker details coming soon!

UPDATE: Eugene Richards joins the roster of great convention speakers

UPDATE: Eugene Richards joins the roster of great convention speakers

Eugene Richards is joining the list of speakers for the 2008 WNPA Convention. He is making his appearance as a Canon Explorer of Light speaker. Eugene Richards is a photographer, writer and documentary filmmaker who is best known for his books and photographic essays on such diverse topics as breast cancer, drug addiction, poverty, AIDS, […]

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 […]

Convention at Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro

THE SPEAKERS: Frazer Harrison, Michael Kienitz and Angela Grant are already signed on to speak at this year’s convention, and WNPA added Eugene Richards to round out the speaker’s list. HOTEL METRO CONTACT INFORMATION: PHONE: (414) 272-1937 Toll-Free: (877) 638-7620 E-MAIL: WEBSITE: ROOMS: WNPA has group rates for the convention. Deluxe suites $149/nt, […]

Harrison, Grant, Kienitz headline 2008 WNPA convention

Harrison, Grant, Kienitz headline 2008 WNPA convention

Veteran entertainment photographer Frazer Harrison, photojournalist and digital imaging expert Michael Kienitz and Angela Grant, a multimedia producer at the San Antonio Express-News who authors News Videographer, a weblog featured on will be featured as guest speakers at this year’s WNPA convention held Saturday, March 29, at Milwaukee’s Hotel Metro. Frazer Harrison Harrison began […]

Lowepro kicking in some sweet gear for the convention

Dan Powers, of the Appleton Post-Crescent is hard at work securing some top-notch sponsors and also donors of sweet gear and photo accessories for this year’s convention in Milwaukee. Through his efforts, Lowepro, a manufacturer of some of the nicest photo backpacks, laptop cases, carrying bags and other accessories is kicking in over $860 worth […]

Ideas For Fun Stuff For The 2008 Convention

Hello everyone, Well, as you know, it’s approaching that time of the year again. Our annual convention will be here before you know it! Like last year, I am looking for some feedback for door prizes. I have already contacted the following companies… Lumiquest, Aquatech, Think Tank Photo, Kinesis Photo Gear, Lowe Pro, Lexar, Sandisk, […]

2007 Convention Pics

Fun was had by all at the 2007 WNPA Convention in Milwaukee, Wis. Some brave souls turned the cameras on their contemporaries for this fun look at this year’s festivities. [brightcove:1155139582]

Note from Jim Brandenburg

I thought I’d pass this note along. Mark Hoffman Mark, Thank you for your kind note. I hope my wanderings on stage somehow made sense.The mix-up at my office about the time 3:00 vs. 7:00, did throw me a little. Sorry. I really enjoyed talking to you and your friends after the show. I felt […]

John Alley and the Secret of Kodak

John Alley talks about the origins of the name Kodak and its ties to Wisconsin during the 2007 WNPA Convention held in Milwaukee, Wis. at the Milwaukee Art Museum. [brightcove:1155109446]

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 […]

CONVENTION UPDATE: Brenda Kenneally can’t make it, Mimi Chakarova can.

Saturday, March 24, 2007 — Convention speaker Brenda Kenneally is not able to make it to this year’s convention as she previously thought due to a major development in a documentary she has been working on over the past three years. The WNPA would like to welcome Mimi Chakarova as a most recent addition to […]

Loucks to design WNPA program

Tom and Angela Loucks have graciously volunteered to design this year’s WNPA program.

Looking for a volunteer to design WNPA program

Do you want to showcase your design skills with images from four of the world’s top photographers? Here’s your chance. We need someone to design/layout a bio, headshot and couple photos profiling each speaker on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. All of the material is ready to go and you don’t have […]

Mark your calenders for the 2008 WNPA Convention

The 2008 WNPA convention will be Friday, March 28 (judging) and Saturday, March 29 (speakers) in Milwaukee. We’re planning on having Saturday’s session at the Hotel Metro, unless we feel we’re going have a lot more people attend than the 110 person capacity of the ballroom. The Milwaukee Art Museum is a great venue, but […]