Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gorby wins clip Photographer of the Year

All the fires are out, the mangled cars towed and the thrill of victory goes to Marshall Gorby who won the 2009 ONPA Monthly Clip Contest.

There were probably a few sleepless nights for Gorby who had finished second in the competition three times. Chasing Gorby was Eric Albrecht from The Columbus Dispatch, who is no stranger to winning POY titles. Albrecht won 90 points placing first in general news and second in portrait. Gobry also accumulated 90 points taking first in spot news, third and honorable mention in feature.

Gorby will still have a few sleepless nights ahead of him as his is leading the NPPA Region 4 Monthly Clip contest. Goby has a 132 point lead over Matt Detrich from the Indianapolis Star with results from October and December yet to be posted.

Complete results are on the ONPA Website. The winners gallery will be posted as soon as all the photos have been submitted.

Top 10 Final Standings
1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 934
2nd - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Disptch - 850
3rd - Chris Russell, The Columbus Dispatch - 732
4th - Neal C. Lauron, The Columbus Dispatch - 644
5th - Jonathan Quilter, The Columbus Dispatch - 608
6th - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch - 600
7th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 524
8th - Tom Dodge, The Columbus, Dispatch - 504
9th - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer - 500
10th - Jeff Hinckley, The Columbus Dispatch - 394

Friday, February 19, 2010

Still contest judging results

Fred Squillante from The Columbus Dispatch and Bill Lackey from the Springfield News-Sun have been chosen Ohio News Photographers of the Year for 2009 by the Ohio News Photographers Association.


Finishing second in the small market division was Marshall Gorby from the Springfield News-Sun and third was Tessa Bargainnier, a student from Kent State University. Finishing second in the large market division was Gus Chan from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer and third was John Kuntz from The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer. Michael E. Keating from the Cincinnati Enquirer received an Award of Excellence in the category.


Gus Chan won the James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award for "Catholic Church Closings", which told the story of a the downsizing of the Diocese of Cleveland, with the closing of more than 50 churches.


Diego James Robles from Ohio University won the Student Photographer of the Year award.


Eric Albrecht of The Columbus Dispatch was awarded Best of Show in the contest.


Eighty-four visual journalists from across the state submitted 887entries in the 59th annual news photography contest judged Friday and Saturday at the Akron Beacon Journal.


Judging the competition were: Matt McClain, Denver based freelance photographer and former Rocky Mountain News staff photographer, Andrew Craft, staff photographer at the Fayetteville (NC) Observer and Mark Mirko, photographer and photo editor at the Hartford Courant. Scott Stazzante, Chicago Tribune staff photographer, Tracy N. Boyer, former multimedia producer at Roanoke.com, Chuck Fadely, video producer at the Miami Herald, Zach Wise, online producer for the New York Times, judged multimedia and online entries remotely.


Marshall Gorby from the Springfield News-Sun was named Clip Photographer of the Year from points accumulated in the Association’s Monthly Clip Contest. Eric Albrecht from The Columbus Dispatch placed second and Chris Russell from The Columbus Dispatch won third place.

First place, Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun

Second place, Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun

Third place, Tessa Bargainnier, Kent State University


News Photographer of Year/Large Market
First place, Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch

Second place, Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer

Third place, John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer

Award of Excellence, Michael, E. Keating. Cincinnati Enquirer


Student Photographer of the Year

First place, Diego James Robles, Ohio University

Second place, Tessa Bargainnier, Kent State University

Third place, Laura Torchia, Kent State University


James R. Gordon Ohio Understanding Award
Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer, "Catholic Church Closings"


Best of Show

Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Dispatch, "H1N1"


Picture Usage

First place, ThisWeek Newspapers - (Under 100,000 circulation)

First place, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer - (Over 100,000 circulation)

Second place, The Columbus Dispatch - (Over 100,000 circulation)
Third place, Akron Beacon Journal - (Over 100,000 circulation)


Photography Staff of Year (Under 100,000 circulation)
First place, The Plain Dealer
Second place, The Columbus Dispatch
Third place, Cincinnati Enquirer


Photography Staff of Year (Over 100,000 circulation)
First place, Springfield News-Sun
Second place, Ohio University
Third place, ThisWeek Newspapers (Columbus) - David Richard - Freelance


Feature Single

1st - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch, "Kite wouldn't fly"

2nd - Diego James Robles, Ohio University, "Junior Miss"

3rd - Neal C. Lauron, The Columbus Dispatch, "Equipment Malfunction"

Award of Excellence - Lisa DeJong, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Pumpkin Head"

Award of Excellence - John Kuntz, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Bird play "

Award of Excellence - Ed Suba Jr, Akron Beacon Journal, "Snow Day"

Award of Excellence - Diego James Robles, Ohio University, "Six Fest"


Feature Picture Story

1st - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch, "Becoming a Priest"

2nd - Andy Morrison, The (Toledo) Blade, "Faith Is..."

3rd - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch, "BlindMarching Band"


General News

1st - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Dispatch, "Second Dose"

2nd - Tessa Bargainnier, Kent State University, "Homecoming"

3rd - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun, "Funeral for Four"

Award of Excellence - Gus Chan, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Black Madonna"

Award of Excellence - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, "Flag Burning"

Award of Excellence - Shari Lewis, The Columbus Dispatch, "Brother's Innocence"

Award of Excellence - Tracy Boulian, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Witnessing History"


Illustration

1st - Andrea Levy, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "About Face"

2nd - Andrea Levy, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Music to our Fears"

3rd - Andrea Levy, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Cold Storage"


News Picture Story

1st - Gus Chan, The Plain Dealer, "Catholic Church Closings"

2nd - John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer, "Serial Killer"

3rd - Courtney Hergesheimer, The Columbus Dispatch, "Domestic Silence"

Award of Excellence - Michael E. Keating, Cincinnati Enquirer, "Over the Rhine Killing"


Product Illustration

1st - Ed Suba Jr, Akron Beacon Journal, "Pizelles"

2nd - Joshua Gunter, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Thin Line"

3rd - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Dispatch, "Muffins"


Pictorial

1st - Shari Lewis, The Columbus Dispatch, "Quiet Reading"

2nd - Lisa DeJong, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Fire Bird"

3rd - Diego James Robles, Ohio University, "Trapeze"

Award of Excellence - Kyle Robertson, The Columbus Dispatch, "Frogs"


Portrait

1st - Diego James Robles, Ohio University, "Aquadette"

2nd - Lisa DeJong, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Haunted"

3rd - Diego James Robles, Ohio University, "Little Miss Chauncey Dover"

Award of Excellence - Lisa DeJong, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Chester"

Award of Excellence - Ed Suba Jr, Akron Beacon Journal, "New Face, New Life"

Award of Excellence - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch, "Grounbreaking Home"


Sports Action

1st - Joshua Gunter, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Moonstruck"

2nd - Adam Cairns, ThisWeek Newspapers (Columbus), "Wrestling Win"

3rd - Karen Schiely, Akron Beacon Journal, "Jump"

Award of Excellence - Barbara J. Perenic, Springfield News-Sun, "Wrestling Bite"

Award of Excellence - Tracy Boulian, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Just Out of Reach"


Sports Feature

1st - Lorrie Cecil, ThisWeek Newspapers (Columbus), "E-3"

2nd - David Richard, Freelance, "Ejected"

3rd - Tracy Boulian, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Hope"


Sports Picture Story

1st - David Richard, Freelance, "Lake Erie Crushers"


Spot News (Under 100,000)

1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, "Take Down"

2nd - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun, "Electrifying Rescue"

3rd - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun, "Waiting for Rescue"

- Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun, "Vrying"

Award of Excellence - Scott Heckel, The Repository, "Father's Comfort"


Spot News (Over 100,000)

1st - Gus Chan, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Tears of Remorse"

2nd - Dave Zapotosky, The (Toledo) Blade, "Hostage Freed"

3rd - Ed Suba Jr, Akron Beacon Journal, "Real Hot"


Team Picture Story

1st - The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, "Serial Killer" - Gus Chan, Lisa DeJong, Marvin Fong, John Kuntz, Thomas Ondrey

2nd - The Columbus Dispatch, "H1N1" - Eric Albrecht, Tom Dodge, Courtney Hergesheimer, Jeff Hinckley, Jonathan Quilter, Fred Squillante

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Spend a day with Steve McCurry

The Unguarded Moment, an exhibit by National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry, is being held at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography in Canton, Feb 5 to April 2.

McCurry will participate in three events this Thursday, Feb 19 in conjunction with the exhibit.

The day will begin with a slideshow and Q&A session at the Canton Museum of Art at 9 a.m. , followed by a book signing at the Joseph Saxton Gallery, and end with a lecture and Q&A session at Malone University at 8 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public, but reservations must be made. You can contact the gallery at (330) 438-0030

Monday, February 15, 2010

Steve Maguire wins ONPA television POY clip title

Steve Maguire from WNBS-TV in Columbus is the 2009 Television Quarterly Clip Contest Photographer of the Year.

Maguire, who was in second place all year, leap frogged his co-worker Jeff Ritter in the final quarter winning first place in both General News and Feature.

Winning 4th quarter video will be posted on the ONPA Website as soon as it becomes available.

4th Quarter Results

Spot News
1st - Michael Gravely Jr, WBNS-TV, "Burglary Standoff"

General News
1st - Steve Maguire, WBNS-TV, "Banking on furniture"
2nd - Jeff Sheerer, WBNS-TV, "Domestic Silence survivor"
3rd - Scott Doelling, WBNS-TV, ""Ohioans in need"

News Feature
1st - Steve Maguire, WBNS-TV, "A Veteran Artist"
2nd - Jeff Sheerer, WBNS-TV, "Year round Santa"
3rd - Jeff Ritter, WBNS-TV, "Stack it high and tight"

In-Depth
1st - Bill Reagan, WBNS-TV, "Hotel Security Folo"
Judged at WTSP-TV, St. Petersburg, FL

Final Standings
1st - Steve Maguire, WBNS-TV - 75
2nd - Jeff Ritter, WBNS-TV - 63
3rd - Bill Reagan, WBNS-TV - 40
4th - Nate Van Sickle, WBNS-TV - 31

5th - Michael Gravely Jr., WBNS-TV - 21
6th - Jeff Sheerer, WBNS-TV – 18
- Billy Muhammed, WJW-TV
8th - Scott Doelling, WBNS-TV - 15
9th - Byron Stirsman, WHIO-TV - 12
- Vince Jordan, WBNS-TV

Sunday, February 14, 2010

ONPA Multimedia contest results

Visual journalists from The Columbus Dispatch and The Plain Dealer won 15 of the 20 awards in the 2009 ONPA Online Journalism contest as results were released by contest chairman Jonathan Quilter of The Columbus Dispatch.

Quilter picked up three wins in the online contest taking first and second place in Best News Audio Slideshow and also won second place in Best Sports Audio Slideshow. David Andersen of The Plain Dealer also had three wins, taking first and third in Best Feature Video. Andersen also won third place in Best Sports Video.



Glenn Hartong/The Cincinnati Enquirer, "You Can Fight City Hall"
First place - Best News Video

Last year the still judges concurred with the online judges and many of the single images from the online entires appeared on the winners list. If that holds true Columbus and Cleveland will again slug it out for the Staff of the Year award.

The still contest judging at the Akron Beacon Journal will be open Friday and Saturday. There will be a post mid-week with all the details for those wishing to attend. For those who can't make it to Akron, the judging can be viewed online. There will be a link on the ONPA home page.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weather cancels Heisler's OU session

Todd Heisler's appearance at Ohio University Thursday, Feb 11 has been cancelled due to the weather. Flights from the New York area have been cancelled as yet another winter storm takes its toll on the northeast. The program is expected to be rescheduled.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Todd Heisler to speak at Ohio University

Todd Heisler, Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, will present his work at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, February 11, 2010 on the campus of Ohio University in Walter Hall, Room 145.

Heisler will talk about his career, latest assignments and his on-going project for The New York Times, One in 8 Million.

The event is free and open to the public.

Heisler has been a staff photographer for The New York Times since 2006. Based in New York City, he covers a variety of assignments, focusing on national news and American life. He previously worked at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Copley Chicago Newspapers and Pioneer Press Newspapers in Suburban Chicago.

While a staff photographer for the Rocky Mountain News, Heisler was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for his images depicting the families of Marines killed in Iraq. The images also received top honors from the World Press Photo Contest, Pictures of the Year International, NPPA’s best of Photojournalism, The American Society of News Editors and at Visa Pour l’image. He was also part of the team that received the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of wildfires in Colorado.

Heisler is a 1994 graduate of the College of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kelly.

NPPAOU, the School of Visual Communication and SAC fund his lecture.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Renewal just got a lot easier

Paying your ONPA membership dues just got a whole lot easier as the transaction can now take place online on the ONPA Website. A new Renew link has been added to the header of the homepage which will enable you to complete the transaction using PayPal.

Hopefully we will be able to handle convention registration and contest fees in the future.

ONPA November Clip Results

The November ONPA clip results are in and it is shaping up to be a two horse race, with points leader Marshall Gorby of the Springfield News-Sun holding an 84 point lead over Eric Albrecht of The Columbus Dispatch.

Albrecht had first place wins in Feature Single and General News along with two HM's in Feature in November, picking up 122 points. Gorby won second and third in Spot News and picked up 72 points.

With three wins in November Jonathan Quilter from The Columbus Dispatch added 122 points to his total and is now in fifth place.

Complete results are on the ONPA Website. Winning images will be posted as soon as they are received, something that has been taking too long lately. Images from October and November can now be found on the results page of the ONPA Website.

Top 10 Point Standings
1st - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 842
2nd - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Disptch - 758
3rd - Chris Russell, The Columbus Dispatch - 620
4th - Fred Squillante, The Columbus Dispatch - 548
5th - Jonathan Quilter, The Columbus Dispatch - 536
6th - Tom Dodge, The Columbus, Dispatch - 502
7th - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer - 498
8th - Neal C. Lauron, The Columbus Dispatch - 482
9th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 472
10th - Barbara Perenic, Springfield News-Sun - 342
Jeff Hinckley, The Columbus Dispatch - 342