After re-checking the points totals for West Top, it was discovered that a second place finish for KING-TV was overlooked. This means that KING-TV is the rightful winner of West Top Station of the Year. We deeply regret and sincerely apologize to KUSA for this error.
This year the contest chairs announced the winners over a live webcast. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!
Congratulations to Greg Bledsoe of KNSD in San Diego, California. Some of the judges favorite stories of Greg’s include:
2012 Solo Video Contest Standings
East Top Station of the Year: WBFF
Congratulations to the staff at WBFF-TV in Baltimore, Maryland!
Watch WBFF’s winning stories
Check out the East Region Standings
Central Top Station of the Year: WTVF
Congratulations to the staff at WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee!
Watch WTVF’s winning stories
Check out the Central Region Standings
West Top Station of the Year: KING
Congratulations to the staff at KING-TV in Seattle, Washington!
Watch KING’s winning stories
Check out the West Region Standings
East General Station of the Year: WNBC-TV
Congratulations to the staff at WNBC-TV in New York!
Check out the 2012 East Region Standings
Watch WNBC-TV’s winning stories
Central General Station of the Year: WJW-TV
Congratulations to the staff at WJW-TV, in Cleveland, Ohio!
Check out the 2012 Central Region Standings
Watch WJW-TV’s winning stories
West General Station of the Year: KTUU
Congratulations to the staff at KTUU, in Anchorage, Alaska!
Check out the 2012 West Region Standings
Watch KTUU’s winning stories
Central Top Photographer of the Year: Ted Nelson
Congratulations to Ted Nelson, from WTVF-TV in Nashville, Tennessee. Some of the judges favorite stories of Ted’s include:
East Top Photographer of the Year: Nick Moron
Congratulations to Nick Moron, from WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Virginia. Some of the judges favorite stories from Nick include:
West Top Photographer of the Year: Matt Mrozinski
Congratulations to Matt Mrozinski, from KING-TV in Seattle, Washington. Some of the judges favorite stories from Matt include:
Central General Regional Photographer of the Year: Ali Ghanbari
Congratulations to Ali Ghanbari, of WJW-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Some the judges favorite stories of his include:
East General Regional Photographer of the Year: Michael DelGiudice
Congratulations to Michael DelGiudice of WNBC, New York. Some the judges favorite stories of his include:
West General Regional Photographer of the Year: Catherine Steward
Congratulations to Catherine Steward, for her work at KTVA and KTUU – both in Anchorage, Alaska. Some of the judges favorite stories from Catherine include:
We’re excited to be announcing this year’s Regional Photographer of the Year awards on March 18th at 7pm Pacific time. Contest chairs will announce the winners using Google+ Hangouts On Air. You can watch the live stream here on the homepage at TV.NPPA.ORG. All Q4 results and video will be made public after the event.
The contest is now closed. It will begin accepting entries again on April 1st.
The contest is now open and accepting entries. Please read the rules carefully, then click Enter the Contest. The deadline to enter is January 10th!
Ready for some competition? The contest usually ramps up near the years end, and this year is no exception. The battle for SOY and POY are still anyone’s guess but we might have a clearer picture when the dust from this quarter settles. But that’s not what makes this quarter so interesting…
Every region had major news happening. East Region hosted both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Central Region suffered through a terrible drought, and West Region had barely extinguished massive wildfires before hearing of the terrible shooting in Aurora. I know a lot of people who worked hard on these events, and I’m looking forward to seeing the stories that came from them.
And then there are the entry numbers. Those of you that have been entering the contest for a few years now may have noticed the awards are not as easy to come by as they once were. 213 people entered the contest this quarter, uploading 444 stories. Securing a place in the results won’t be easy, especially East General, with nearly 50 entrants. But my personal favorite, besides the Solo Contest (You gotta respect those guys), is Top West – that contest is going to be awesome. Actually, it already is. Have you watched the stories coming out of those stations? If not, then take a minute to do that now. You can’t help but be at least a little inspired. And for me, that’s what the contest is all about.