Friday, April 1, 2011

Schedule set for judging and educational seminar

The schedule for the combined ONPA still contest judging, educational seminar and business meeting is now set for the three-day event which begins Thursday night at The Columbus Dispatch.

Still contest judging will begin Thursday evening and continue on Friday.
Results will be posted online throughout the judging process. The judging will not be streamed online this year. The results from the online photojournalism contest will be released on Thursday. We also hope to have results for the television contest as well.

There are no registration fees this year for the seminar which takes place on Saturday. Greg Bledsoe, a reporter and photographer for NBC San Diego will open the program at 9 a.m.. Following Bledsoe will be Boyzell Hosey, director of photography at the St. Petersburg Times at 10:30 a.m.. The annual ONPA business meeting will be at noon.

Ross Taylor, staff photographer at The Virginia-Pilot will open the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. with Danese Kenon, multimedia journalist at the Indianapolis Star scheduled to speak at 3 p.m..

Award winners will be recognized following the program. Plaques will be shipped to winners in five to six weeks.

For those not familiar The Columbus Dispatch is located at 34 S. Third St in the heart of downtown Columbus. The nearest parking is behind the building on 4th St., 1/2 block south of Broad St.. Parking fees apply. Fourth St. is one way north bound and Third St. is one way south bound.

Click for more information on parking downtown http://www.downtowncolumbus.com/parking

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