Tuesday, November 17, 2009

NPPA Region 4 August clip results

Marshall Gorby from the Springfield News-Sun continues to lead the standings in NPPA's Region 4 Monthly Clip Contest picking up three wins in August.

Former ONPA member Matt Detrich from the Indianapolis Star was the big winner in August picking up four wins and now is in 2nd place 122 points behind Gorby.

Spot News

1st - David Harpe, David Harpe Photography, “Waiting”
2nd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Cow Control”
3rd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Enon Fire”

General News
1st - Crista Chapman, Indiana University, “High School Diploma”
2nd - Ken Stevens, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Storm Damage”
3rd - Ken Stevens, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Storm Aftermath”

Feature/Single Picture
1st - Erik Holladay, The Jackson Citizen-Patriot, “Throwing Shoes”
2nd - Doug Strickland, “The Caterpillar”

Feature/Multiple Picture
1st - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “U.S. Senior Open Sensation”
2nd - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News, “Fair Folk”
3rd - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “A Taste of the Indiana State Fair”

Sports
1st - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “Super Smack”
2nd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Pig Scramble”
3rd - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “Helmet Hit”

Point Standings (through September but do not include July which has not been judged yet)

1st - Marshall Gorby,Springfield News-Sun - 540
2nd - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star - 418
3rd - Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal - 408
4th - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun - 278
5th - John Tully, Midland Daily News - 276
6th - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News - 242
7th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 202
8th - Darren Breen, The Muskegon Chronicle - 192
9th - Cory Morse, The Muskegon Chronicle - 190
10th - Kelly Mackey, The State Journal - 180
Sarah Wright, Chillicothe Gazette - 180

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Gorby maintains Region 4 lead

Marhsall Gorby of the Springfield News-Sun continued his winning ways picking up a first place win in Spot News and a third place win in Illustration in NPPA's Region 4 September clip contest.


Other Ohio winners included Gregory Drezdzon, who placed first in Sports and Barbara Perenic of Springfield who placed second in General News.


Spot News

1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Friend Killed”

2nd - Kelly Mackey, The State Journal, “POT”

3rd - Ken Stevens, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Rollover crash”


General News

1st - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star, “Never Forget”

2nd - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, “Pre-School Press Conference”

3rd - Charlie Nye, The Indianapolis Star, “A Docent View”


Feature

1st - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News, “Pinball Wizard”

2nd - Aaron Borton, “Freedom Walk 2”

3rd - Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal, “Keeping an eye out”


Feature Multiple

1st - Aaron Borton, “Freedom Walk Louisville”


Sports

1st - Gregory Drezdzon, Drezdzon Photography, “No Letting Go”

2nd - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News, “Huddle”

3rd - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, “Head Save”


Illustration

1st - Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal, “Red Hat Style”

2nd - Cory Morse, The Muskegon Chronicle, “Gretchen Spoelman”

3rd - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, “Heart Disease”



Point standings - (July and August have not been judged yet)

1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 428

2nd - Ryan Garza, The Flint Journal - 406

3rd - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun - 276

4th - John Tully, Midland Daily News - 274

5th - Matt Detrich, The Indianapolis Star - 258

6th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 202

7th - Nathaniel Morgan, The Midland Daily News - 200

8th - Darren Breen, The Muskegon Chronicle - 192

9th - Cory Morse, The Muskegon Chronicle - 188

10th - Kelly Mackey, The State Journal - 178

Sarah Wright/Chillicothe Gazette - 178

Photographer Chris Livingston Dies After Bike Hit By Car

Former (Warren) Tribune Chonicle photographer, Chris Livingston died after being hit by a car Monday while bicycle riding in Orlando. Livingston, 36, is survived by his wife, Catherine Zorovich Livingston, and their two-year-old son, Benjamin.

The funeral service will be Friday, November 13, at 10 a.m. EST at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 1450 Citrus Oaks Ave., Gotha, FL.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, friends please consider making a donation to Benjamin's college fund. A Post Office Box has been established for those who wish to make a contribution to the the education fund. Friends ask that donations be mailed to: Catherine Livingston, P.O. Box 1026, Ocoee, FL, 34761.

A full story available on the NPPA Website

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Former ONPA member is national candidate

Former ONPA member Michael King is a candidate for NPPA's Board of Directors. That news is not surprising at all to me. King joined ONPA and NPPA as a high school student and was always one to be involved. I'm all for helping him climb the ladder. His plea for your support follows.



Hello, ONPA folks! Long time no see. You are missed!

I wanted to get back in touch and let you know that I'm at a point where I want to start giving back. Since moving to Wisconsin, I've progressively become more involved in volunteering with photojournalism organizations. I spent some time as vice president of our state organization, WNPA, and now serve as our contest coordinator. I've recently signed on as Student Chapter Chair for the NPPA.

I'm taking things a step further now and running for a seat on the NPPA Board of Directors. Regardless of who you would vote for, please participate in this election that will shape the NPPA's governance for the next several years.

If you read my platform statement at (http://www.michaelpking.com/nppa.html), I think you'll see that I'm passionate about helping out, and very concerned about the NPPA's future. I'm concerned about our membership decline. I'm concerned that the NPPA may not be offering enough of the right things to it's remaining membership. And I'm concerned that the NPPA may not be properly passing on the torch to the next wave of visual journalists who will enter our profession. All of these concerns can and must be addressed by bringing together the experienced people and the new people in our profession so they can learn from each other.

If your hopes for the NPPA coincide with mine, I would be thrilled to have your vote. All voting will be done at nppa.org during the month of November. Thank you for taking the time to participate! If you have any questions and concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Best regards,

Michael P. King
Visual Journalist
Green Bay Press-Gazette
920-915-9004
michael@michaelpking.com