The deadline for entering Editor & Publisher's 2005 Newspaper Photos of the Year contest is September 16, 2005. Photojournalists can submit images that have been published in a newspaper or on a newspaper's Web site since September 1, 2004.
Last year's grand prize winner was NPPA member Benjamin Krain of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for the photographs in a special section the newspaper published of Krain's work documenting poverty and violence in Afghanistan. A gallery of past contest winners, including Krain's work, is online here.
Images can be entered in the categories of News (Spot/General), Features, Sports, and Multiple Images/Photo Essays. Subcategories will be based on the publication's circulation figures. Jay DeFoore, the new Online Editor at Editor & Publisher who joined the magazine recently from its sister publication, Photo District News, announced that this year there is a new contest category sponsored by Nikon. "Local Heros" is a category supported by Nikon and it was created to recognize outstanding photographs of any individual who has accomplished something noteworthy or of merit in their community.
DeFoore says that an entry form can be downloaded here from the contest's Web site at www.editorandpublisher.com. Specific questions can be addressed to Daniela DiMaggio at [email protected] or Lynne Bosnack [email protected]