Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Speakers set for ONPA seminar at Kent State University

ONPA is excited to announce our panel of judges/speakers for this year's convention, April 17-19, at Kent State University. 

Joining us this year will be: Carolyn Kaster - an Associated Press staff photographer based in Washington, D.C. Kaster’s photo of vice president Joe Biden in an Seaman, Ohio diner with a female biker went viral when viewers thought the biker was sitting on Biden’s lap. That was not the case but the image was a newsmaker nonetheless and won best campaign image in the 2012 Pictures of the Year International contest and the 2012 Atlanta Photojournalism seminar. 

Corey Perrine, Naples Daily News staff photographer was the runner-up Small Market Photographer of the Year in the 2014 Best of Photojournalism contest. In 2013 Perrine was NPPA Region 6 POY and the Sportshooter.com POY runner-up.

Kevin Martin, Associated Press photo editor based in New York City and director of The Kalish Visual Editing Workshop. Martin was visuals editor at the Knoxville News Sentinel.

We are also working with Canon to bring the one and only Gregory Heisler to speak as well. Heisler’s portraits have graced the cover of Time and other national news magazines for many years.

The weekend’s schedule will be shared as soon as plans are finalized.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Contest time for ONPA members and students

Its contest time for ONPA still and television members and students wishing to apply for the Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship.

Still contest entries must be uploaded by midnight Saturday, February 28. A folo up e-mail needs to be sent to contest chairman Kyle Roberston to verify receipt of entries. The upload procedure is outlined in the contest rules. The paper entry form included in the rules must be fill out and mailed to Jonathan Quilter at The Columbus Dispatch, 34 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215. You may send the completed form with a check payable to ONPA, Inc. or use PayPal at http://onpa.org/joinonpa.htm   Still & Online rules

Online entries should be e-mailed to Jonathan Quilter at jquilter@disptach.com.

The still contest will be judged during the annual ONPA convention, April 17-19 at Kent State University. More details about that event will be shared soon.

All entries for the television contest must be e-mailed by midnight, February 27, 2015, to Billy Muhammed. Contest rules can be found here as well as under the Contest Rules tab of the ONPA website. 

Television members should send their entry fee to ONPA Treasurer Kimberly Barth at Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44308 or use PayPal at http://onpa.org/joinonpa.htm 

Students applying for the Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship do no have to be members of ONPA, but are required to be residents of Ohio and be an undergraduate student, enrolled full time, returning to school for the fall term of the 2015- 2016 school year and attending one of the following:
a. An accredited Ohio college or university
b. An accredited Ohio junior college offering an associate degree
c. A school or institution offering a structured 2-year curriculum.
See rules for complete details and requirements.

Students applying for the Larry Fullerton Photojournalism Scholarship must send their entry to Jonathan Quilter at The Columbus Dispatch, 34 S. Third St., Columbus, OH 43215. Entries must be received by March 6, 2015.