Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lauron wins his fourth ONPA clip POY title

Results of the long-lost September clip contest are in and as expected Neal C. Lauron of The Columbus Dispatch is the 2011 Monthly Still Clip Contest Photographer of the Year.

Kyle Robertson of The Dispatch retained his hold on second place, while co-worker Eric Albrecht leapfrogged Lisa DeJong of The Plain Dealer to claim third place. Marshall Gorby of the Springfield News Sun placed fifth.

The POY clip title is the fourth for Lauron putting him one shy of Jim Witmer of the Dayton Daily News, who won five titles while at the Troy Daily News. Lauron's other wins came in 2008, 2005, and 2001 when he tied with Kyle Lanzer.

2011 Top ten standings
1st - Neal Lauron, The Columbus Dispatch - 1114
2nd - Kyle Robertson, The Columbus Dispatch - 984
3rd - Eric Albrecht, The Columbus Dispatch - 954
4th - Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer - 884
5th - Marshall Gorby, Springfield News-Sun - 634
6th - Chris Russell, The Columbus Dispatch -612
7th - Bill Lackey, Springfield News-Sun - 604
8th - Jonathan Quilter, The Columbus Dispatch - 602
9th - Jeff Hinckley, The Columbus Dispatch -594
10th - Barbara Barbara, Springfield News-Sun - 502

Complete standings are under the Still Clip Contest tab on the ONPA website. Be sure to click on 2011 results as the page defaults to the current year's results.

Just a reminder that the contest is now entered electronically. For those needing rules they can be downloaded here.

One item entrants need reminded of is that although clips are now entered electronically the photos must have been published in the publication's print edition or official website, of which there can only be one. Personal blogs and Facebook postings do not constitute as being published for the purposes of this contest. Questions concerning the electronic clip contest can be directed to contest chairmen Adam Cairns or Kyle Robertson.

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