Ben Worsley, chief photojournalist at WBFF in Baltimore, is the new national chair for the TV Quarterly Clip Contest and Solo Video Contest. Worsley has been a regional chair for the TVQCC for three years and is excited to pick up where John Thain left off.
Worsley, above, is a major advocate for the contest, submitting every quarter and encouraging his fellow photojournalists at WBFF to do the same regularly. Worsley has also worked as a photojournalist, editor, and production assistant for nine years.
John Thain, a photographer at KTVA in Anchorage, Alaska, took over as regional chair in 2008 and national chair in 2011. Thain streamlined the contests by putting them online, which doubled the entrants. Thain recommended Worsley to the NPPA leadership as his replacement and will assist in the transition.
"Ben's energy and passion for the contest stands out, and it showed in his work as a regional chair," Thain said. "He was always one of the first to speak up with new ideas and improvements. He's the perfect candidate to keep the contest innovative, fun to enter, and increase our reach."
NPPA leadership greatly appreciates Thain's many years of dedication and commitment to the clip contests.
"Thank you, John, for recommending a successor to lead these two contests and for your many years of hard work by keeping the TVQCC and SVC robust and successful," NPPA President Michael P. King wrote in an email.