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Picture Editing Categories and Descriptions

NPPA 2019 Best of Photojournalism

 

The Best of Photojournalism Picture Editing competition recognizes the individuals and publications that practice and promote excellence in photojournalism through great picture editing.

Picture editing is a complex and multifaceted process. Picture editors identify the best pictures and shepherd them to the public eye. They ensure that the text and pictures work together to tell a story. Picture editors work to facilitate page design and layout that engages and enlightens readers.

The act of editing itself may be a team effort, or it may be performed by an individual, but it is never completely in isolation.

For team entries, in order for the NPPA member discount to apply, the member must be the applicant.

Magazine Categories

Magazine Cover

Best use of photography on a magazine cover.

Magazine News Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of an individual news event, single or multiple pages.

Magazine Feature Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of a non-news event, single or multiple pages.

Magazine Sports Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of a sporting event or a sports related story, single or multiple pages.

Magazine Picture Editor of the Year (Team)

Best use of photography from two or more people.

Magazine Picture Editor of the Year (Individual)

Best use of photography from a single editor.

Newspaper Categories

Newspaper Front Page

Best use of photography on the front page of a newspaper.

Newspaper Section Front

Best use of photography on the front page of the other sections of the newspaper – features, sports, business, local news.

Newspaper News Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of an individual news event. Multiple pages.

Newspaper Feature Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of a non-news event, multiple pages.

Newspaper Sports Story

Best use of photography in the coverage of a sporting event or a sports related story, multiple pages.

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year- Team (Less than 65,000 circulation)

Best use of photography from two or more people.

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year- Team (More than 65,000 circulation)

Best use of photography from two or more people.

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year-Individual (Less than 65,000 circulation)

Best use of photography from a single editor.

Newspaper Picture Editor of the Year-Individual (More than 65,000 circulation)

Best use of photography from a single editor.

Digital Category

Online Photography Presentation

This category is strictly for still photography. The digital entry CANNOT include audio or video. It may come in the form of galleries, slideshows and rolling pages.