Enter SNPA's 2015 Photo / Video Contest today! 6/22/15

This is one of the photos entered this week into the 2015 SNPA Photo / Video Contest. Monday, July 13, is the deadline for receipt of all contest entries.

CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED!

New this year ... In addition to awards determined by contest judges, SNPA members who have created a LOGIN for snpa.org by Friday, July 10, also will be eligible to vote for their favorites in a new Members' Choice Awards presentation.

No LOGIN is required in order to enter the contest. A LOGIN is only needed at the voting stage; we'll send a LOGIN to everyone who enters the contest and is employed by an SNPA member newspaper (if you don't already have a LOGIN) when we enter that stage.

Other SNPA members need to create a LOGIN to www.snpa.org in order to vote. Contact cindy@snpa.org if you need help creating your LOGIN.

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Enter SNPA's 2015 Photo / Video Contest today! 6/16/15

This is one of the photos entered this week into the 2015 SNPA Photo / Video Contest. Monday, July 13, is the deadline for receipt of all contest entries.

CASH PRIZES TO BE AWARDED!

New this year ... In addition to awards determined by contest judges, SNPA members who have created a LOGIN for snpa.org by Friday, July 10, also will be eligible to vote for their favorites in a new Members' Choice Awards presentation.

No LOGIN is required in order to enter the contest. A LOGIN is only needed at the voting stage; we'll send a LOGIN to everyone who enters the contest and is employed by an SNPA member newspaper (if you don't already have a LOGIN) when we enter that stage.

Other SNPA members need to create a LOGIN to www.snpa.org in order to vote. Contact cindy@snpa.org if you need help creating your LOGIN.

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Enter SNPA's 2015 Photo / Video Contest today! 6/9/15

This photo by Rick McFarland of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Little Rock, placed first in the spot news category of last year's SNPA Photo / Video Contest. SNPA members are encouraged to submit their entries now for the 2015 contest. Monday, July 13, is the deadline for receipt of all contest entries.

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SNPA invites entries in 2015 Photo / Video Contest 5/8/15

No LOGIN is required in order to enter the SNPA Photo / Video Contest. A LOGIN is only needed at the voting stage; we'll send a LOGIN to everyone who enters the contest and is employed by an SNPA member newspaper (if you don't already have a LOGIN) when we enter that stage.

Entries now are being accepted in the 2015 SNPA Photo / Video Contest, which features some exciting changes this year!

For the first time, SNPA members – in addition to official contest judges – are being invited to VOTE on the winners.

Two sets of awards will be presented: awards from official contest judges plus Members' Choice Awards. All SNPA members who have created a LOGIN to www.snpa.org by July 10 will receive a personalized code that will allow them to vote on awards in the Members' Choice Awards.

Many employees of SNPA members have already created LOGINs. If you need instructions for creating your LOGIN, click MORE at the end of this article for directions.

The 2015 SNPA Photo / Video Contest includes four contest categories:

  • Spot news photos
  • Sports photos
  • Feature photos
  • Videos – Videos cannot be longer than 10 minutes; maximum file size is 200 MB. Any commercials may be stripped from the video to place it under the 10-minute requirement. (Video format should be one of the following: .avi, .dv, .mov, .qt, .mp4, .mpeg, .3gp, .asf, .wmv or .mpg)
ELIGIBLITY: This is an open competition. To be eligible for this contest, the photographers' work must have been published in a daily or non-daily general circulation newspaper (or on the newspaper's website) between Aug. 23, 2014, and July 13, 2015. Entries may be color or black-and-white photos or videos.

ENTRY FEES AND SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRIES: Photo and/or video entries are $20 each. There is no limit on the number of entries a photographer may submit in either the video or photo categories.

Read the full article for complete contest details and prizes.

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Dania Maxwell takes top honors in Photo / Video Contest 10/8/14

Dania Maxwell of the Naples Daily News in Naples, Fla., has been awarded top honors in SNPA's 2014 Photo Contest.

She was recognized with first-place honors in the video category, as well as the overall Grand Prize for a video titled "Little Man and the Pursuit of Happiness" – the story of a young man and his battle with brain cancer.

The SNPA Photo / Video Contest recognizes and rewards excellence in newspaper photography. As the Grand Prize winner, Maxwell receives a $1,000 prize and an engraved award.

First-place in the spot news category was awarded to Rick McFarland of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock.

The first-place sports winner was Michael Woods, Northwest Arkansas Newspapers, Fayetteville.

First-place in the feature category went to Tim Fischer of the Midland Reporter-Telegram, Midland, Texas.

View winning photos and videos and read the judges' comments.

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