2014 Contest Judging: Saturday March 1st

NYPPA photo contest judging info
Saturday  March 1,2014
held at CUNY School Graduate School of Journalism
219 West  40th Street
New York , New York 10018

Judging starts at 9:00 a.m.


This years Judges are:


Win McNamee

Chief Photographer/News at Getty Images

Win McNamee of Getty Images won Political Photo of the Year for an image of President Barack Obama speaking at a White House briefing room about the Trayvon Martin case. McNamee also won first place in the Presidential category

Win was a senior staff photographer for Reuters News Service. From the beginning of his career, at The Columbia State Newspaper in South Carolina, Win was gathering notice and awards for his work. He won the newspaper’s coveted Portfolio Award during his first year after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a degree in photography. 

April Saul is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. She specializes in documentary photojournalism.

Saul has photographed and written for The Philadelphia Inquirer since 1981. In 1997, Saul, along with Inquirer reporter Michael Vitez and photographer Ron Cortes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Journalism for a series of articles on end-of-life care, telling the stories of terminally-ill patients who wished to die with dignity.

She grew up in East Brunswick,New Jersey. She got her BA in English from Tufts University and her MA in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota 

Saul became a photographer at The Baltimore Sun in 1980, and the following year, joined the staff of the Philadelphia Inquirer. She was the first recipient of the Nikon/ NPPA Documentary Sabbatical Grant for her work on Hmong refugees in 1985.

Over the last twenty-five years, she has won numerous honors, including the Robert F. Kennedy JournalismAward, the World Press Photo Budapest Award for Humanistic Photography and on various occasions, been named Photographer of the Year by the Northern Short Course, the Pennsylvania Press Photographers Association and the New Jersey Press Photographers Association.

In January 2006, Saul “vowed to document in words and photos the death of every child by gun in the eight-county Philadelphia region in 2006.” The resulting column in the Philadelphia Inquirer was called “Kids, Guns and a Deadly Toll.”


Barry Chin, a staff photographer at the Boston Globe since 1987, a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a staff photographer for the Boston. During Chin’s career at the Boston Globe he received the National Headliners Award for Spot News in 1989 for coverage of Hurricane Hugo. In 1996, he was first place winner of the International Olympic Committee’s Best of Sport Photographic Contest, Golden Lens Award, and recipient of The National Headliners Award for Sports Action. He also won second place for Sports Picture Story in The World Press Photo Contest. Barry has covered the 1992, 2002 and 2004 Olympic games. He won Best of Show & 1st place Feature in the 2003 National Baseball Hall of Fame Photo Contest and 1st place Action in 2004. He has received numerous awards from the National Press Photographers Association, the Boston Press Photographers Association, and the Associated Press. He received a 1st place sports portfolio award in 2004 from the NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism Photo Contest and 2nd place sports portfolio award in the annual Pictures of The Year contest that same year.  

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