The 17th annual NPPA Women In Photojournalism Conference will be in St. Louis, MO, on September 15 through 17, and the conference co-chairs have issued a Call For Entries for the annual photography contest. The theme for this year's competition is "Living In The Moment."
"There are no categories, only your interpretation of the theme," contest orgnaizers said. "The photographs can represent your definition of 'Living In The Moment' through people, place, action, events, or milestones."
The deadline for entering is July 15, 2006.
The 7th annual NPPA Women In Photojournalism Conference, sponsored by Nikon Inc. and Avid, will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites in downtown St. Louis. Tahra Makinson-Sanders, director of photography for The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, CA, and Pat Holloway, of WDAF-TV in Independence, MO, are the conference co-chairs. Speakers for the conference and workshop leaders will be announced soon on the NPPA Web site and the conference's Web page.
The contest's Call For Entries is early this year so that the contest organizers have plenty of time to judge the winners, notify winners, gather prints, and mount a gallery exhibit that will be part of the conference's opening night program. Photographers can enter the contest online via FTP submissions, or also by mailing in Macintosh-compatible CD-ROMs or ZIP discs.
Complete instructions on how to enter are in an advertisement in the February issue of News Photographer maggazine as well as on the conference's Web site at www.womeninphotojournalism.org. There is an entry fee per photograph: $8 per picture for students, $12 per picture for NPPA professional members, and $17 per picture for non-members.