Best of Photojournalism Awards Show & Education Festival

             

Palm Beach Photographic Centre Presents

The National Press Photographers Association's

Best of Photojournalism 2014 Contest Award Show + Education Festival

August 8 - 10, 2014

All Events are Free and Open to the Public!

Join us August 8-9 in West Palm Beach, FL for a weekend of celebration and education. View the schedule of events below as well as brief descriptions of each panel featured during our day of education on August 9th.

 

Day One: Friday, August 8, 2014

CELEBRATE

5:00 - 7pm: 

  • Best in Photojournalism (BoP) 2014 Contest 'Best in Show’
  • Opening of the 2014 BoP First Place Winners Exhibition
  • Location: Palm Beach Photographic Centre (PBPC) Museum, 415 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL

7:30pm - 10pm:

BoP ‘14 Awards Show

Premiere of the BoP’14 winners movie ‘A Thousand Pictures Tell a Thousand Stories’ (showing every winner), with interludes by the 2014 BoP premiere winners, who will share their experiences in making their winning work.The program will also include the introduction of 'The BoP Trophy' for the 2014 BoP winners. All 2014 BoP premiere winners will receive beautiful gifts from Think Tank Photo as well as a BoP Trophy. Starters and beverages will be provided by Hays Companies.

Location: Lake Pavilion and Terrace, • 101 South Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach

Day Two: Saturday, August 9, 2014

Inspire & Illuminate

A full day of education & sharing, followed by an evening of community

 8:30 - 9:30am:

'Best in Show' Buffet Breakfast provided by Hays, Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum

Education Day from 10am-6pm at the City Hall Chambers, 401 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach

10 - 11am:

Session #1: ILLUMINATE 

  • Sean Proctor, Midland Daily News (MI) - Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets)
  • Niko Koppel, The New York Times - Newspaper Picture Editor of The Year (Individual) 
  • Joshua Maranhas, KDVR/KWGN TV, Denver, CO - Editor of the Year
  • Tom Rapp, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA - Small Market Station of The Year
  • Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-At-Large, ZUMA Wire Service

11:15am - 12:15pm:

Session #2: ENLIGHTEN

  • Chang W. Lee, The New York Times – Best Use of MultiMedia, “The Jockey”
  • Nicole Fruge, The San Francisco Chronicle – Newspaper Picture Editors of The Year (Team)
  • James Gehrz, Star Tribune (MN) – Cliff Edom 'New America Award'
  • Aaron Kurtz, WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, VA - Medium Market Station of The Year
  • Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-At-Large ThePicturesofTheDay.com

2:15-3pm

Session #3: CHANGE

  • Andy Buck, Michael Driver, Enrico Meyer and Corky Scholl Photojournalists from KUSA-TV, Denver, CO - Large Market Station of The Year
  • Moderated by Bethany Swain, Photojournalist & Multimedia Producer, University of Marylan

3:15- 4:30pm

Session #4: HOME - "Bringing the Story Home”

  • Al Diaz, Miami Herald, Staff Photojournalist. 2014 Winner of NPPA’s Humanitarian Award
  • Jonathan Malat, KARE-TV, Minneapolis - Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer of the Year
  • Michael Laughlin, Sun Sentinel, Senior Staff Photographer - Award winning photographer, who started an orphanage in Haiti.
  • Moderated by Pete Cross, photojournalist and former director of photography for the The Palm Beach Post.

4:30 - 6pm:

Session #5: INSPIRE

  • Patrick Smith, Freelance - Sports Photographer of the Year
  • Scott Mc Kiernan, zReportage.com a Vision of ZUMA Press - Best Use of Photography (Magazines & Digital Publications)
  • John Tlumacki, The Boston Globe - Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets)
  • Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-in-Chief, zPhotoJournal

6:30-8pm  

Beer on DOUBLETRUCK Magazine, Palm Beach Photographic Centre Studio, 2nd Floor

8pm - 10pm:

NPPA Board • STATE OF THE INDUSTRY TOWN HALL

Palm Beach Photographic Centre Studio, 2nd Floor

Beverages for one and all provided by Hays - beer provided by DOUBLEtruck Magazine

Open discussion on industry issues, challenges and trends.

Bring your questions, concerns and - together - lets' search for solutions for one and all.

Dialogue led by the NPPA Board of Directors:

  • Mark Dolan (NPPA President)
  • Mike Borland (NPPA Immediate Past President)
  • Michael King (NPPA Secretary)
  • Jim Michalowski (NPPA Treasurer)
  • Merry Murray (NPPA Regional Chair Rep)
  • Nick Gonzales (NPPA Student Representative)
  • John R. Fulton Jr, director
  • Amy Kinsella Gruber, director
  • John Harrington, director
  • Melissa Lyttle, director
  • Brad Pfranger, director
  • Katie Schoolov, director
  • Greg Smith, director
  • Bethany Swain, director
  • Moderated by Scott Mc Kiernan (NPPA Vice President)

Day 3 Sunday August, 10th, 2014

10:30am - 1:30pm - Palm Beach Photographic Centre Studio, 2nd Floor

A picture is worth a thousand words… but HOW DO YOU MAKE A PICTURE WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS?

Join us for The ART of THE PORTFOLIO: an NPPA-ASMP portfolio brunch to SHARE and LEARN from the MASTERS.

Lots of café cubano, mimosas & other brunch goodies will be served.

RSVP REQUIRED to Scott@ZUMAPRESS.com

WHEN: This Sunday 8/10/14 from 10:30am to 1:30pm WHERE: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, upstairs studio, 415 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

DETAILS: This will be a fast paced look by the panel to identify what works in online portfolios and discussion of ways to further improve the presentation.

IN ADVANCE: Send email to Scott@ZUMAPRESS.com 1-3 URL’s of portfolios or elements in a presentation that you love and the reason why you LOVE it!

We will show each URL and the PANEL will quickly go over it based on their specialty: JIMMY COLTON - Getting Assignment Work from Major Magazines (Sports and/or News), BEN RUSNAK - Getting Working for NGO抯 staff or assignment wise (Documentary and ART), SCOTT MC KIERNAN - Getting Working from Agencies and Magazines (Agencies and Hi-End Editorial), NPPA past president BOB GOULD and NPPA regional rep MERRY MURRAY -  motion entries,AND MORE… If you are interested in joining the panel to share your area of expertise, contactScott@ZUMAPRESS.com (310) 780-1552 as soon as possible. Motion and other specialties are needed! WHAT TO BRING: 1-3 URLS of portfolios or elements in a presentation that you love and why, written on piece of paper. You may use your own URL to have your online portfolio reviewed live and receive a prize! 

BoP'14 Festival and NPPA wish to thank our generous sponsors:

Palm Beach Photographic Centre - Think Tank Photo - Hays - Zeus Solutions - Peak Designs - DOUBLEtruck Magazine - City of West Palm Beach

Also, a BIG THANK YOU to wonderful: Fatima NeJame and her Palm Beach Photographic Centre; the City of West Palm Beach and Mayor Jeri Muoio; and NPPA executive director Chip Deale and his amazing staffers, Thomas Kenniff and Sarah McGregor, without whom this would not been possible.

Yet more thanks to the NPPA Board: Mark Dolan, Michael King, James Michalowski, Mike Borland, Merry Murray, Nick Gonzales, John R. Fulton Jr., Amy Kinsella Gruber, John Harrington, Melissa Lyttle, Brad Pfranger, Katie Schoolov, Greg Smith and Bethany Swain.

AND a SPECIAL BIG THANK YOU to all the presenters, moderators, volunteers and event staff!!!

— Scott Mc Kiernan, NPPA vice president and event chairman.

 

Illuminate

il·lu·mi·nate verb

: to supply (something) with light : to shine light on (something)

: to make (something) clear and easier to understand

Any working photojournalist in today's market, be it photographer, editor, or videographer must be able to visually present their work to the viewer in a clear and easier to understand fashion.

Panelists Sean Proctor, Staff Photographer at Midland Daily News (MI) - Winner BoP’14’s Photojournalist of the Year (Smaller Markets), Niko Koppel, Metro Photo Editor at The New York Times – Winner BoP’14’s Newspaper Picture Editor of The Year (Individual), Joshua Maranhas, Chief Editor of KDVR/KWGN TV, Denver, CO – Winner BoP’14’s Editor of the Year and Tom Rapp, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA – Winner BoP’14’s Small Market Station of The Year, will illuminate the audience on how they do so for their respective organizations.

Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-At-Large, ZUMA Wire Service

Enlighten

 en·light·en verb

: to give knowledge or understanding to (someone)

: to explain something to (someone)

An enlightened public is a better informed public. Join panelists Chang W. Lee, Staff Photographer since 1994 The New York Times, Winner – Best Use of MultiMedia, “The Jockey”, Nicole Frugé, Deputy Director of Photography at the San Francisco Chronicle, since 2012 – Winner BoP’14 who is part of the Newspaper Picture Editors of The Year (Team), Jim Gehrz, Photographer/Multimedia Producer at the Star Tribune (Minneapolis) – Winner of BoP’14 The Cliff Edom ‘New America Award' and Aaron Kurtz, Assistant Chief Photographer at WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, VA – Winner BoP’14 Medium Market Station of The Year, describe how they go about enlightening their viewers with knowledge and understanding of the events they cover.

Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-At-Large, ThePicturesOfTheDay.com

Change

change verb

: to become different

: to make (someone or something) different

: to become something else

"Change is the only constant in life." - Heraclitus. Nowhere is this more true than in the field of journalism, especially broadcast journalism. Join the award-wining crew of KUSA-TV, Denver, CO; Photojournalist Andy Buck, Michael Driver, Enrico Meyer and Corky Scholl, Winner of BoP’14 Large Market Station of The Year, as they discuss the ever-changing broadcast market.

Moderated by Bethany Swain, Photojournalist & Multimedia Producer, University of Maryland, Philip Merrill College of Journalism

Home

home noun

: the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives

: a family living together in one building, house, etc.

: a place where something normally or naturally lives or is located

Bringing the story "home." The most memorable images and videos are the ones that hit close to home. Panelists Al Diaz Staff Photojournalist at The Miami Herald, since 1983, 2014 Winner of NPPA’s Humanitarian Award and Jonathan Malat, KARE-TV -Ernie Crisp Television Photographer of the Year, and Michael Laughlin, Sun Sentinel, Senior Staff Photographer - Award winning photographer, who started an orphanage in Haiti, share their experiences in the field and stories that they brought home on a professional and personal level.

Moderated by Pete Cross, photojournalist and former director of photography for the The Palm Beach Post.

Inspire

in·spire verb : to make (someone) want to do something : to give (someone) an idea about what to do or create

: to cause (something) to happen or be created

: to cause someone to have (a feeling or emotion)

Inspiration comes in many forms. We look to others to emulate and to get our creative juices flowing. If we're lucky enough, our work will also inspire others. Join panelists Patrick Smith, Freelance Photographer – Winner BoP’14 Sports Photographer of the Year, Scott Mc Kiernan, Editor-in-Chief/Founder since 2004 of zReportage.com, a Vision of ZUMA Press – Winner Best Use of Photography (Magazines & Digital Publications) and John Tlumacki, Staff Photographer Since 1982 at The Boston Globe – Winner BoP’14 Photojournalist of the Year (Larger Markets), as they describe their own creative process and sources of inspiration.

Moderated by James K. Colton, Editor-in-Chief, zPhotoJournal.com

Day 3 Sunday August, 10th, 2014

A picture is worth a thousand words… but HOW DO YOU MAKE A PICTURE WORTH THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS?

Join us for The ART of THE PORTFOLIO: an NPPA-ASMP portfolio brunch to SHARE and LEARN from the MASTERS.

Lots of café cubano, mimosas & other brunch goodies will be served.

RSVP REQUIRED to Scott@ZUMAPRESS.com

WHEN: This Sunday 8/10/14 from 10:30am to 1:30pm WHERE: Palm Beach Photographic Centre, upstairs studio, 415 Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.

DETAILS: This will be a fast paced look by the panel to identify what works in online portfolios and discussion of ways to further improve the presentation.

IN ADVANCE: Send email to Scott@ZUMAPRESS.com 1-3 URL’s of portfolios or elements in a presentation that you love and the reason why you LOVE it!

We will show each URL and the PANEL will quickly go over it based on their specialty: JIMMY COLTON - Getting Assignment Work from Major Magazines (Sports and/or News), BEN RUSNAK - Getting Working for NGO抯 staff or assignment wise (Documentary and ART), SCOTT MC KIERNAN - Getting Working from Agencies and Magazines (Agencies and Hi-End Editorial), NPPA past president BOB GOULD and NPPA regional rep MERRY MURRAY -  motion entries,AND MORE… If you are interested in joining the panel to share your area of expertise, contactScott@ZUMAPRESS.com (310) 780-1552 as soon as possible. Motion and other specialties are needed!

WHAT TO BRING: 1-3 URLS of portfolios or elements in a presentation that you love and why, written on piece of paper. You may use your own URL to have your online portfolio reviewed live and receive a prize!