2016 Annual Contest Weekend Schedule and Information


This year the contest will be held inside of Franklin Hall, the new home of The Media School at Indiana University since July 2016. Franklin Hall (601 E. Kirkwood) is the building located directly north of IU’s Sample Gates.

All INPA events will take place inside of Franklin Hall room 210. To find room 210, enter the doors behind the statue of Ernie Pyle (seen in the photo above). Once inside the door, immediately take the stairs to the second floor. At the top of the stairs, take a right and the room will be down the hall on the right.


During the day on Friday, the City of Bloomington provides metered parking in the areas near Kirkwood Avenue just off of the Indiana University campus ($1/hour).

After 5 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday, free parking is available at the two Indiana University parking lots located directly north of the Von Lee theatre (do not park in a R-Reserved or SV-Service Vehicle spot). In addition, parking is free during the same period in the Poplars Parking Garage on Sixth Street. (More information on IU free parking »)

From these parking locations, it’s a 2-5 minute walk to Franklin Hall.


The number of entries in each category are in parenthesis.

Friday, Feb. 24

Judging will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Franklin Hall room 210.

  1. CPOY News (14)
  2. CPOY Portrait/Personality (5)
  3. CPOY Feature (13)
  4. CPOY Sports (15)
  5. CPOY Portfolio (2)
  6. POY Multimedia

After judging is completed for the day, students are encouraged to seek out portfolio critiques from judges and INPA members in attendance. Presentations by judges will start at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Judging will begin at 9 a.m. in Franklin Hall room 210. We will break for a short business meeting and lunch at approximately noon.

  1. Feature (69)
  2. Sports Action (67)
  3. Portrait/Personality (47)
  4. Pictorial (37)
  5. Sports Feature (106)
  6. General News (41)
  7. Spot News (22)
  8. Election 2016 (36)
  9. Feature Story (12)
  10. Sports Story (14)
  11. News Story (4)
  12. Community Awareness Portfolio (4)
  13. Sports Portfolio (11)
  14. POY Portfolio (10)

The John Ahlhauser Award will not be judged this year due to a lack of required participation to judge the category.


Corey Perrine, Philadelphia-based freelancer

Corey PerrineCorey Perrine is a freelance photographer based in Philadelphia.

He credits his 12-years in newspapers with helping craft his visual voice. His honors include being named a five-time NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year, a two-time NPPA National Clip Contest winner and Photographer of the Year title from SportsShooter.com. His images have been recognized with awards by POYi, BOP, the Atlanta Journalism Seminar and the Northern and Southern Short Courses.

Corey specializes in sports, news and portrait photography and the themes in his body of work revolve around obstacles and triumph.

Jessica Phelps, Newark Advocate

Jessica PhelpsJessica Phelps is a staff photographer at the Newark Advocate in Newark, Ohio.

After graduating from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Phelps traveled to Italy to begin a new life on a goat farm. It was there that she developed a passion for photojournalism and storytelling. She spent the next few years of her life traveling around Italy and Central and South America. She returned to Ohio to pursue a career in photojournalism and has been on staff at her hometown paper for four years. There her documentary projects have ranged from drug addiction to dementia to a local youth ballet company.

She was recognized as the Ohio News Photographers Association small market photographer of the year in 2014 and 2015. She is also the 2014 Ohio Associated Press photographer of the year.

Dustin Alton Strupp, The Louisville Courier-Journal

Dustin Alton StruppDustin Alton Strupp is a staff photographer at The Louisville Courier-Journal.

He started his photojournalism career in Wyoming at the Gillette News-Record in 2009. Since that time he has also been a staff photographer at The Republic in Columbus, Ind. He has worked at The Courier-Journal since 2012.

In addition to numerous state level awards, Strupp won the 2010 NPPA Region 9 Monthly Clip Contest. He is the 2014 and 2016 Kentucky News Photographers Association Photographer of the Year.

On Site Sponsors


A Canon technician will be in attendance Friday and Saturday to provide clean/check services to INPA members. In addition, Nick Henry from Roberts Camera in Indianapolis will be at the contest on Saturday.

INPA members are encouraged to seek out and say hello to our sponsors during the contest. Canon and Roberts will be set up a room directly adjacent to Franklin Hall room 210.

Download INPA 2016 Flyer (PDF)