The largest number of NPPA members in recent memory entered the Monthly News Clip Contest in 2016. The NPPA saw 490 unique entrants last year and their work was reviewed to more than 320 judges. Even with record numbers of participants in the contest, the entire contest was judged before February 1.
Based on the compiled monthly results, Regional Photographers of the Year have been named in NPPA’s nine regions:
2016 Monthly News Clip Contest Regional Photographers of the Year:
New England – Peter Pereira/The Standard-Times
NY/International – Felipe Dana/The Associated Press
Mid-Atlantic – Steph Chambers/The Tribune-Review
Midwest – Andrew Nelles/The Tennessean
Central – Matt Gade/The Daily Republic
Southeast – Andrew Krech/The Greensboro News & Record
South – Michael Ciaglo/The Houston Chronicle
Northwest – Briana Scroggins/The Standard-Examiner
West – Kent Porter/Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Contests in most regions were incredibly close.
The New England Region was decided by 90 points, the Northwest Region was decided by 80 points, the Midwest Region was decided by 55 points, the Central Region was decided by 35 points, and the Mid-Atlantic Region was decided by just 10 points.
“I’d like to thank all of our regional clip chairs for the fantastic work they’ve done over the course of 2016,” said Kyle Grantham, the NPPA National Clip Chair.
“I also want to thank all the judges for the work they did,” Grantham said. “We can’t keep the contest on track without judges responding quickly and thoroughly with results and to have over 300 people participate in judging and the contest wrap up sooner than ever before? That’s special, we owe the judges a lot for that.”
The 2017 Monthly News Clip Contest opened for submissions on February 1. For the first time in several years, there will be a monthly national clip contest judged from the winners of the regional clip contests.
You can see monthly winners in the MNCC at the competitions page here.