Cream of the Crop

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The 2013 INPA Photographer of the Year and College Photographer of the Year competitions were judged on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Feb. 21-22, 2014.

Judges for the contest were:
– RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post
– Carlos Javier Ortiz, Chicago-based documentary photographer
– Barbara J. Perenic, The Columbus Dispatch

POY

1st Place – Dave Weatherwax / The Herald
Runner-up Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star / The Indianapolis Star
2nd Runner-up DENNY SIMMONS / Courier & Press

Multimedia

1st Place – Rachel Mummey / The Herald
Runner-up – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
2nd Runner-up – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University

Sports Portfolio

1st Place – Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
Runner-up – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
2nd Runner-up – Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star

John Allhauser Award

1st Place – Denny Simmons / Courier & Press

Community Awareness

1st Place – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
Runner-up – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times

Spot News

1st Place – Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
2nd Place – Tim Bath / Kokomo Tribune
3rd Place – Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
HM – Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star
HM – Robert Scheer / The Indianapolis Star

News Story

1st Place – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
2nd Place – Patti Blake / The Star Press
3rd Place – Jeremy Hogan / Bloomington Herald-Times

Sports Story

1st Place – Dave Weatherwax / The Herald
2nd Place – Rachel Mummey / The Herald
3rd Place – Chris Howell / The Herald-Times

Pictorial

1st Place – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
2nd Place – David Snodgress / Bloomington Herald-Times
3rd Place – Michael Heinz / Journal & Courier
HM – Mike Fender / Indianapolis Star

Illustration

1st Place – Andrew Laker / The Republic
2nd Place – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
3rd Place – Michelle Pemberton / The Indianapolis Star

Portrait

1st Place – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
2nd Place – Denny Simmons / Courier & Press
3rd Place – Guy Rhodes / Freelance / The Post-Tribune
HM – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
HM – Erin McCracken  / Courier & Press
HM – Rob Goebel / Indianapolis Star

General News

1st Place – Andrew Laker / The Republic
2nd Place – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
3rd Place – Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
HM – Tim Bath / Kokomo Tribune

Feature

1st Place – Jason Clark / Courier & Press
2nd Place – Tim Bath / Kokomo Tribune
3rd Place – Marjorie Richards / Indiana University
HM – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
HM – Joseph C. Garza / Tribune-Star

Sports Feature

1st Place – Jeremy Hogan / Bloomington Herald-Times
2nd Place – Jeremy Hogan / Bloomington Herald-Times
3rd Place – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
HM – Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
HM – Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star
HM – Jason Clark / Courier & Press

Sports Action

1st Place – Andrew Laker / The Republic
2nd Place – James Brosher / South Bend Tribune
3rd Place – Chris Howell / The Herald-Times
HM – Guy Rhodes / Freelance / The Post-Tribune
HM – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
HM – Matt Detrich / Indianapolis Star
HM Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star / The Indianapolis Star

Feature Story

1st Place – Dave Weatherwax / The Herald
2nd Place – Dave Weatherwax / The Herald
3rd Place – Erin McCracken / Courier & Press
HM – Dave Weatherwax / The Herald

CPOY

1st Place – Mark Felix / Indiana University
Runner-up – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University

CPOY Sports Singles

1st Place – Steph Langan / Indiana University
2nd Place – Clayton Moore/ Indiana University
3rd Place – Mark Felix / Indiana University
HM – Corey Ohlenkamp / Ball State University
HM – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
HM – Chet Strange / Indiana University
HM – Ben Mikesell / Indiana Daily Student
HM – Clayton Moore / Indiana University

CPOY News Singles

1st Place – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
2nd Place – Darryl K Smith / Indiana University
3rd Place – Chet Strange / Indiana University
HM – Chet Strange / Indiana University

CPOY Feature Singles

1st Place – Mark Felix / Indiana University
2nd Place – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
3rd Place – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
HM – Alex Farris / Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
HM – Amelia Chong / Indiana University – Bloomington
HM – Caitlin O’Hara / Indiana University
HM – Chet Strange / Indiana University
HM – Mark Felix / Indiana University

Feb 192014
 

Here’s a schedule of this weekend’s INPA contest events at the Indiana University School of Journalism:

CPOY/Multimedia – Friday, Feb. 21 (Beginning at 1 p.m. in Ernie Pyle Hall 214)

  1. CPOY Feature
  2. CPOY News
  3. CPOY Sports
  4. CPOY
  5. Multimedia Finalists
  6. Student Portfolio Reviews
  7. (Judges Dinner Break)
  8. Presentations by judges (beginning around 7 p.m. in Ernie Pyle Hall 220)

POY – Saturday, Feb. 22 (Beginning at 9 a.m.)

Around noon, we will take an hour break to have lunch and our business meeting.

  1. Features
  2. Illustration
  3. General News
  4. Pictorial
  5. Sports Action
  6. Feature Story
  7. Portrait/Personality
  8. Sports Feature
  9. Spot News
  10. News Story
  11. Sports Story
  12. Community Awareness
  13. Ahlhauser
  14. Sports POY
  15. POY
 

Hello one and all,

It is time to start thinking about entering the 2013 INPA POY contest(s).

Here are the contest details in a nutshell:

Deadlines & Rules, with entry form/link at end:

Location: Contest Judging will be in Bloomington at the Indiana University School of Journalism. (thank them for their generous financial support). POY and Multimedia finalists will be judged on Saturday, Feb. 22. CPOY Judging, student portfolio reviews and Judges presentations will be on Friday, Feb. 21.

Your yearly dues must be paid in advance of 2/21 or your entries will be removed from the judging.

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Jan 082014
 

Entry Deadline: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014, at NOON eastern standard time (02/17/2014)

Please read the rules carefully and contact the contest chair with any questions:

James Brosher, Contest Chairman
765.744.0865
Email – jbrosher@gmail.com

Index:

I. Statement of purpose VI. Judges
II. Eligibility VII. Schedule
III. General rules VIII. Electronic file entry requirements
IV. Categories IX. Entry by Web upload
V. Awards

I. Statement of purpose
The purpose of the INPA annual news photo contest is to promote excellence in news photography; to persuade the general public that news photographers are instrumental and important in the reporting of news and the recording of daily life in their communities; to teach beginning photographers about photojournalism; and to help working news photographers improve their photo-reporting abilities.

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Jan 082014
 

The purpose of this contest is to recognize the importance of multi-media works in photojournalism.

MONDAY February 10th, 2014, at NOON eastern standard time (02/10/2014)

Pieces should endeavor to use multi-media in order to tell a story with more depth and bring a greater understanding to the viewer then possible with a single media presentation.

Please be considerate of the judges time if editing pieces specifically for contest entry. We would suggest a maximum of 5 minutes.

Judges will view entries in advance, and choose finalists to be viewed (bandwidth allowing) during judging.

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Jan 082014
 

Entry Deadline: MONDAY February 17th, 2014, at NOON eastern standard time (02/17/2014)

Please read the rules carefully and contact the contest chair with any questions:

James Brosher, Contest Chairman
765.744.0865
Email – jbrosher@gmail.com

 

I. Statement of purpose VI. Judges
II. Eligibility VII. Schedule
III. General rules VIII. Electronic file entry requirements
IV. Categories IX. Entry by Web upload
V. Awards

I. Statement of purpose

The purpose of the INPA College Photographer of the Year annual news photo contest is to promote excellence in news photography; to persuade the general public that news photographers are instrumental and important in the reporting of news and the recording of daily life in their communities; to teach beginning photographers about photojournalism; and to help working news photographers improve their photo-reporting abilities.

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Multi Media Photographer of the Year

49 Miles, 49 Minutes
Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis Star

All Entries

  1. Back Home Again
    Take a 360 degree virtual tour as the Purdue University All American Marching Band plays “Back Home Again In Indiana” at the start of the Indianapolis 500, Sunday May 27, 2012. Either use the arrows or just click and drag your mouse around the speedway.

  2. 49 Miles, 49 Minutes
    Documentary coverage following the 49-mile path of the March 2nd tornado that ripped through southern Indiana and the people it affected along the way.

  3. Excise sting
    Indiana Excise Police sweep a home game at Indiana University football, looking for inebriated students.

  4. Shaved
    Woman shaves her hair to support a friend undergoing chemotherapy.

  5. Ghost Hunting
    The Adventuress Leslie Bailey and members of the Indy Ghost Hunters try to contact spirits throughout the Hannah House on 3801 Madison Ave.

  6. Super Bowl Timelapse
    The streets of Downtown Indianapolis were packed with Super Bowl visitors and fans Friday night, Feb. 4, 2012. Super Bowl XLVI kicks off Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium.

  7. Warriors in White
    Gathered for a photo shoot, a group of women diagnosed with breast cancer tell their stories of worry and grief, joy and serenity. They also share insights for coping.

  8. Band
    Edgewood High School marching band performs in the state band contest.

  9. Haunted Estate
    Journalists spend night in room where Herb Baumeister allegedly killed his victims”

  10. The Snake Pit
    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway revives the Snake Pit for the 2012 Indianapolis 500.This is a different Snake Pit compared to the 1970s and 80s. Billed as the 500″s biggest party, it fills turn three with racy activities aimed at amplifying the spectacle in the greatest spectacle in racing. Either use the arrows or just click and drag your mouse around the pit.

  11. Never Forget
    Flag wavers remember the 11th anniversary of 9/11 on the 96th Street overpass.

  12. Pacers Gameday
    A behind-the-scenes look at an Indiana Pacers game day. This is a team entry, by the staff, edited by entrant.

  13. Crows
    Thousands of crows circle the sky at dusk before roosting for the night.

  14. Cross Controversy in Dugger
    When Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State objected to Dugger, Indiana’s 26-foot-tall cross on public property, members of the town’s religious community went into action and formed a prayer circle around the cross on Tuesday, July 17, 2012.

  15. Max, the skatboarding bulldog
    Max, the skateboarding bulldog, rolls through Indianapolis with his owner Erick Yorkman.

  16. IPL 500 Festival Parade
    The IPL 500 Festival Parade in 2393 frames.

  17. Front Row
    Take a 360 degree virtual tour of the front row of the Indianapolis 500, Sunday May 27, 2012. Either use the arrows or just click and drag your mouse around the speedway.

  18. Super Bowl Media Day
    Sights and sounds of the craziness of Super Bowl Media Day.

  19. Paralympics Trials
    The U.S. Paralympic Track and Field Trials get under way on Friday, June 29, 2012 at IUPUI in Indianapolis.

  20. The Mini Marathon in 3969 images.
    The 500 Festival Mini Marathon timelapse in 3969 images in less than three minutes.

  21. What”s Hot This Fall
    Janneane Blevins, editor and stylist for the bi-annual Pattern Paper, goes through what is hot this year in fall fashions.

  22. Butler Blue II, A Dog’s Eye View
    The Star straps up Butler Blue II with cams, for a dogs eye view of the game.

 

-Dave Weatherwax Best of Show-

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The Indiana News Photographers held judging for their 2012 still photo contest on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., Feb. 22-23 2013.

The Judges were:
Sally Ryan, Chicago, Freelance/Teacher
Pam Spaulding, Louisville Courier-Journal, retired
Russell Yip, San Francisco Chronicle Feature photo editor

POY

POY Dave Weatherwax / The Herald
Runner-Up Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
2nd Runner-Up Kelly Wilkinson / The Indianapolis Star

Sports POY

Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
Runner-up Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star

The John Ahlhauser Award

Denny Simmons / Evansville Courier & Press

Community Awarenes Award

Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star

Sports_Story

1st Place Denny Simmons / Courier & Press
2nd Place Dave Weatherwax/The Herald / The Herald
3rd Place Dave Weatherwax/The Herald / The Herald
HM Denny Simmons / evansville courier & press

News_Story

1st Place ERIN McCRACKEN /
2nd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
3rd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star

Spot_News

1st Place Jeremy Hogan / Bloomington Herald-Times
2nd Place Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
3rd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
HM Tim Bath / Kokomo Tribune
HM Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star

Sports_Feature

1st Place Doug McSchooler / The Indianapolis Star
2nd Place Robert Scheer / The Indianapolis Star
3rd Place Darron Cummings / Associated Press
HM Joe Vitti / Indianapolis Star
HM Robert Scheer / The Indianapolis Star
HM Darron Cummings / Associated Press
HM Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star

Portrait_Personality

1st Place Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR
2nd Place Denny Simmons / evansville courier & press
3rd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
HM Michael Heinz / Journal & Courier

Feature_Story

1st Place Dave Weatherwax/The Herald
2nd Place Dave Weatherwax/The Herald
3rd Place James Brosher / South Bend Tribune

Sports_Action

1st Place AJ Mast / Independent Photojournalist
2nd Place Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
3rd Place Robert Franklin / South Bend Tribune
HM Denny Simmons / Courier & Press
HM Matt Kryger / Indianapolis Star
HM Dave Weatherwax/The Herald / The Herald

Pictorial

1st Place Kelly Wilkinson / The Indianapolis Star
2nd Place Guy Rhodes / Freelance / The Post-Tribune
3rd Place Mike Fender / Indianapolis Star
HM AJ Mast / Independent Photojournalist
HM Guy Rhodes / Freelance / The Post-Tribune
HM Robert Franklin, South Bend Trib / South Bend Tribune

General news

1st Place Denny Simmons / evansville courier & press
2nd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
3rd Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
HM David Snodgress / Bloomington Herald-Times
HM James Brosher / South Bend Tribune
HM Kelly Wilkinson / The Indianapolis Star
HM Scott Roberson / Daily Journal
HM Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star

Illustration

1st Place Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR
2nd Place Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR
3rd Place Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR
HM Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Feature

1st Place Matt Detrich / The Indianapolis Star
2nd Place David Snodgress / Bloomington Herald-Times
3rd Place Rob Goebel / INDIANAPOLIS STAR
HM Michael Heinz / Journal & Courier
HM Chris Howell / Bloomington Herald-Times
HM Jeremy Hogan / Bloomington Herald-Times

CPOY

Chet Strange / Indiana University
Runner Up Darryl Smith / Indiana University

CPOY_Feature

1st Place Mark Felix / Indiana University
2nd Place Taylor Irby / Ball State University
3rd Place Steph Langan / Indiana University
HM Chet Strange / Indiana University
HM Mark Felix / Indiana University

CPOY_News

1st Place Chet Strange / Indiana University
2nd Place Ryan Dorgan / Indiana University
3rd Place Ryan Dorgan / Indiana University
HM Mark Felix / Indiana University
HM Mark Felix / Indiana University

CPOY_Sports

1st Place Chet Strange / Indiana University
2nd Place Clayton Moore / Indiana University
3rd Place Clayton Moore / Indiana University
HM Mark Felix / Indiana University
HM Ryan Dorgan / Indiana University
HM Ryan Dorgan / Indiana University

 

We will be in the Auditorium (Room 220) of the Journalism School

Ernie Pyle Hall
Indiana University
940 E. Seventh St.
Bloomington, IN 47405

Directions

Canon will be on hand both days doing clean and checks and showing off gear.

Friday 2/22 1pm-4:30pm / 7pm-????

CPOY and Multi-Media Judging

Order of the Day

CPOY Feature

CPOY News

CPOY Sports

CPOY

INPA Multi-Media Finalists

Student Portfolio Reviews

–Judges Dinner Break–

7pm Judges Presentations Begin

 

Saturday 2/23 9am-????

(Around Noon we will break for lunch and business meeting for 1 hour)

POY Judging

Order of the day

Features

Illustration

General News

Pictorial

Sports Action

Feature Story

Portrait/Personality

Sports Feature

Spot News

News Story

Sports Story

Community Awareness

Allahuser

Sports POY

POY

 

 

 

Hello one and all,

It is time to start thinking about entering the 2012 INPA POY contest(s).

For those of you who do not like to read here is the short version of what you need to know:

Deadlines & Rules, with entry form/link at end:

PLACE: Contest Judging will be in Bloomington on the Campus of Indiana University (thank them for their generous financial support).
POY and MultiMedia finalists will be judged on Saturday, Feb. 23rd.
CPOY Judging, student portfolio reviews and Judges presentations will be on Friday, Feb. 22nd.

Your yearly dues must be paid in advance of 2/22 or your entries will be removed from the judging.

OK, now for the details,

As I am sure you all know it has become increasingly difficult to find sponsors willing to donate cash or merchandise. So there is a good chance we will not have major prizes (like cameras) as we have had in the past. The anemic attendance makes it difficult to ask sponsors to attend the event and the increasingly smaller size of our group makes it difficult for them to cost justify providing prizes.

I also need to point out that I do not check entries over before the deadline(s). Entries that do not substantially conform to the rules will be eliminated. We all work in a profession where accuracy and adhering to deadlines are key parts of the job, so it should be no problem to bring that same effort to your entry preparation.

CPOY Note: We have added 3 singles categories (News, Feature and Sports) in addition to the portfolio category as a trial this year. They will not impact the CPOY winner, which will still be selected by portfolio.

Rule Changes

There are no rules changes for the 2012 contest. It remains the same as 2011.

These were points of emphasis for the last couple of years, and I would like to point them out again this year.


Community Awareness
This category has averaged 4.0 entries per year over the last 4 years. For a category that has had a camera as a prize for the winner.
Something needed to change, so in order to encourage more people to enter, and for it to be a less daunting category, we have decreased the maximum number of images from 40 to 15.
You can enter stories or singles, but the total image count can not be greater then 15. Each photo in a story counts in the 15 image total. Title slides for stories do not count.

This category will be under review, and if we do not get entries up, it may be eliminated in the future.

The John Ahlhauser Award
Point of emphasis
No changes in the Ahlhauser rules, but I would like to remind entrants of a few key items from the category description;

  • This quotation expresses the underlying theme of the Ahlhauser Award: “. . . Barney (Cowherd) told me what a photographer is a man with a camera who loves people and tries to make them feel for one another.” –Bill Strode, from Preface to BARNEY COWHERD, PHOTOGRAPHER, copyright 1973 by The Louisville Courier-Journal and Times.
  • This category encourages in-depth and long-term projects, which help us to better understand each other and ourselves.
  • An entry may consist of one photograph or many related photographs taken in one year or over a number of years. (This is not a video category)

I would like to ask everyone to consider if their entry meets the definition of the category as outlined.
Ask yourself these questions:

  • Is my entry a long term project, or a group of related images (eligible), or is it an unrelated group of images(not eligible)?
  • Is this work in-depth, and does it have a cohesive theme running through it? What is that theme?

 

Enter early, but not often, best of luck.

AJ

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