WTVF NewsChannel 5 and Scripps in Nashville, Tennessee, will host the 2020 NPPA Video Awards in conjunction with a workshop in late June. Exact dates, as well as hotel and registration information, will be announced after the close of the BOP contest in January. Catherine Steward, a photojournalist at the station and a member of NPPA’s Board of Directors, will chair the event.
NPPA’s Video Awards include the Ernie Crisp News Photographer of the Year, NPPA Photojournalism Award for Reporting, NPPA Editor of the Year, Large, Medium and Small Market Stations of the Year, Regional Photographers of the Year from the TV Quarterly Clip Contest, Solo Video Photographer of the Year, and category winners from the Best of Photojournalism’s Video division.
"NewsChannel 5 has nurtured meaningful journalism and storytelling throughout the years,” said Steward. “We can't wait for everyone to meet up in Music City for a weekend of learning and inspiration.”
For the second year, awards for the Still Photography, Picture Editing and Online Video, Presentation and Innovation divisions of the Best of Photojournalism awards will be presented in Atlanta at an event April 18-19 hosted by The Atlanta Journal Constitution and sponsored by Sony. A seminar featuring talks by top BOP award winners will round out the weekend. Co-chairing the event are Mark Johnson of the Grady College of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Georgia-Athens, and William Snyder of the Rochester Institute of Technology and chair of the BOP contest. More details for attendees will come after the close of the BOP contest in January.
“The 2019 event in Atlanta was very successful, and the format of the speaker series allowed for lots of interaction with the featured contest winners,” said UGA’s Johnson. “They were able to discuss their work in more depth than they would at a typical conference. We heard nothing but compliments about the weekend from attendees.”
"It’s important that we gather to celebrate these great works of visual journalism, and learn from the people who captured it," said NPPA President Michael P. King. “These awards events are great opportunities for our members and colleagues to be inspired, have fun and network. We continue to explore the potential of bringing these two celebrations together under one roof.”
Host sites were chosen by King, Snyder, Johnson, executive director Akili Ramsess, and BOP Video division chair Brett Akagi.
For more information about the NPPA Video Awards and workshop, contact Steward at [email protected]. For more information about the Sony-sponsored still photography, picture editing, and online video, presentation and innovation awards and speaker series, contact Johnson at [email protected].
BOP plans to open for entries at Noon on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 through January 26, 2020, at midnight EST. NPPA members can enter BOP for free. Non-members pay a $75 fee to enter the contest.
NPPA is offering a $20 discount to join or renew memberships of all levels through the end of December.
The code to use upon check-out is NPPAGive.