Monday, January 23, 2012

Larry Fullerton Photojournalsim Scholarship entries being accpeted

Entries are now being accepted for the Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship. This year two scholarships are available, first place will receive $3,000 and the runner-up, $1,200. These funds will be deposited with the recipient's university bursar, to be used toward tuition and lab fees.

Larry Fullerton was a long time member of ONPA and both a photojournalist and assistant managing editor of the Hamilton Journal-News. The Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship was established at The Dayton Foundation through contributions from Larry Fullerton's family and friends to assist students pursuing careers in photojournalism.

This scholarship is not associated with the ONPA Student Photographer of the Year competition and eligible students need not be members of ONPA to qualify.

All entries must be received by Friday, February 24, 2012. Rules can be downloaded here and are available under the Contest Rules tab on the ONPA website.

Monday, January 16, 2012

ONPA clip contest going digital

The dead tree version version of the ONPA monthly still clip contest has come to an end. Put away your scissors, Sharpies and clip labels, the contest is going digital. The contest is also expanding adding a sports feature category.

The changes will take affect with the January entries. Revised rules have been posted to the ONPA website and are available for download here.

Questions concerning the contest can be directed to Adam Cairns or Kyle Robertson.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

ONPA call for entries

Entries are now being accepted for the annual ONPA still/online photojournalism contest. Rules are available to download here.

The deadline for entries of both contests is Wednesday, February 29. Still contest entries will be judged during the annual convention April 12 - 14 at The Columbus Dispatch. Online entries will be judged remotely prior to the convention.

The are several changes to the still contest this year. The first being the addition of a Sports Portfolio category. Sports portfolios must contain a sports action picture, a sports feature picture, and a sports picture story. Sports portfolios are limited to 15 entries (a picture story counts as one entry) and a total of 30 images.

The other change relates to circulation based categories. The breakdown for Photographer of the Year, Staff of the Year, Picture Usage and Spot News will now be based on 80,000, that number being based on Sunday circulation or highest circulation day of the week.

Their are two changes in the Online Photojournalism contest. A Best Team Video category has been added to the contest. The separate classifications in the Audio Slideshow category have been eliminated and news, sports and feature content will be judged together.

Those with questions concerning either of the contests should contact still contest chairman, David Polcyn, online contest chairman, Jonathan Quilter, or ONPA board chairman, Karl Kuntz.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

NPPA call for entries

NPPA's2012 Best Of Photojournalism annual competition has opened for entries, and you can now submit and view your entries online.

The deadline for the Best Of Television Photojournalism contest is January 27, and the Best Of Still Photography, Photojournalism Editing, and Web Photojournalism contests' deadline is February 3.

Complete contest rules are available online

ONPA Television contest rules now online

Rules for the 2011 ONPA annual television contest have been updated and posted online. The deadline for entries is Jan 31, 2012. Questions concerning the contest can be directed to contest coordinator David Bradford.