KNPA Seminar & POY Contest On January 20, 21

Kentucky News Photographers Association president Joe Imel wants to remind everyone in NPPA’s Region 4 that KNPA’s annual Photographer of the Year contest and photojournalism seminar will be held January 20 and 21, 2006, at the Louisville Marriott East hotel. Imel says the event is “the premier showcase for photojournalism in the state.”

Still and television judging will take place on Friday, January 20, and it is open to the public. The educational seminar takes place all day Saturday, January 21, and includes a lighting session. Speakers scheduled to appear include Vincent Laforet, a contract photographer for The New York Times; Susan Biddle of The Washington Post; and freelance photographer Amy Toensing from Philadelphia, PA.

Television speakers scheduled to appear include independent producer Ray Farkas; KUSA-TV’s Corky Scholl, who is the NPPA Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year; and Michael Rosenblum, a video-journalist (JV).

The deadline for entries into the still photography and television contests is January 10. Imel says that in-depth, as well as all team and sports categories, need to be delivered to Drew Cook no later than January 7.

For more information contact Imel at [email protected] or see the Web site at for contest and seminar information. On the Web site is a downloadable Acrobat .PDF file of the still and television contest rules, as well as information about registering for the seminar and the awards luncheon.