Best Of Photojournalism 2005 Still Photography Judges Named

Feb 11, 2005

DURHAM, NC – Harry Walker, chairperson of the Best Of Photojournalism 2005 contest committee for the National Press Photographers Association and director of the Knight Ridder/Tribune Photo Service, today announced the panel of judges for this year's Best Of Photojournalism still photography contest.

The judges this year are Victor Vaughan, assistant managing editor for presentation for The Arizona Daily Star; Gary Hershorn, news editor for pictures, the Americas, for Reuters based in Washington, DC; Bonnie Jo Mount, deputy managing editor for presentation and online for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC; Hal Buell, retired chief editor for photography for the Associated Press; and Ruth Fremson, a staff photographer for The New York Times.

The Best Of Photojournalism contest committee that Walker leads has as its members Joe Elbert, the assistant managing editor for photography for The Washington Post; Kenneth F. Irby, the visual journalism group leader for The Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Saint Petersburg, FL; and Terry E. Eiler, director of the School of Visual Communication (VisCom) at Ohio University in Athens, OH.

Today was the last day photographers could enter Best Of Photojournalism 2005. Still photography and Web site judging will take place at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies in Saint Petersburg, FL, from March 20 through 25, 2005. Photo editing judging will take place at the School of Visual Communication (VisCom) at Ohio University in Athens, OH. Television judging begins on March 13.

Best Of Photojournalism 2005 picture editing judges and television judges will be announced shortly.