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College Front Page News
|2nd Quarter SQCC Winners||Thursday, April 12, 2007|
|The judges have spoken, and the 2nd NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest has now been judged. The winners gallery is up with judges comments in the NPPA Section. Thank you to this quarter''s judges from The Columbian and the Fayetteville (NC) Observer.|
|1st Quarter SQCC Winners||Friday, February 2, 2007|
|1st Quarter NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest winners are now posted in the NPPA section. Congratulations to Max Bittle of Southern Illinois University, who is the current point leader in the contest.|
|New Page Design Winners||Friday, September 15, 2006|
|The March and April page design contest winners have now been posted. Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to our judge, John Kafentzis page designer at the Spokesman Review in Spokane, Washington.|
|Design Contests Format Change||Thursday, June 1, 2006|
|As of June 1st we are changing the ''Monthly'' Page design contest to run on a quarterly format. Hold on to your May issues though, starting September 15th entries will be taken for all page designs published from May through August (normally just Jun-Aug). The new quarter schedule is below. By switching the format, the contests will be more valuable with such new features as paper awards at the end of the year and multiple entries. More information will be supplied about the new format later in the summer but if you have any questions in the meantime feel free to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Pages Published During||Contest Period|
|Sept., Oct. and Nov.|
|Dec., Jan. and Feb.|
|March, April and May|
|June 15-29 |
|June, July and Aug.|
|Sept. 15-29 |
|Page Design and SQCC Winners||Wednesday, April 5, 2006|
|We are happy to announce that winners for both the monthly page design contest and the NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest (second quarter) are posted. Congratulations to all winners and thank you to all the judges. The next page design contest is now accepting entries and the next NPPA SQCC will start June 1st.|
For the photogs out there, Congratulate Eric Kayne of Ohio University when you see him. He has taken the point lead in the race to be this year''s NPPA College Photographer of the Year. Get shooting, he''s still within reach.
Other news: In the last two weeks personal pages have gone public through an invite only system with great success and lots of new pages. We sent out invites to a large group of you but if you did not receive an invite, just drop either Brian or Joe a line. The pages are still in Beta mode, so if you have any suggestions or things that you would like to see on them please let us know.
|2nd Quarter Photo Begins||Wednesday, March 1, 2006|
|The 2nd Quarter NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest is now underway and accepting entries. The contest is open to entries from any student who is currently a National Press Photographer Association member and will be accepting entries from March 1st through March 8th at nppa.collegefrontpage.com. This contest accepts entries of photos shot during the months of December, January and February. Each individual has the option to enter up to 12 entries in the categories of News, Sports, Feature and Stories. |
Whether you are a photographer or not check out nppa.collegefrontpage.com for more information as well as real time updates of the contest entries.
-Brian and Joe
|2nd Quarter Photo Contest Info||Wednesday, February 15, 2006|
|In preparation for the 2nd Quarter Student Clip Contest we will be erasing all of the entries from last quarter on Friday February 17 (nppa.collegefrontpage.com). Its your last chance to get your last peek at the entries. This frees up almost 2 gigs of images on our end and helps us set up next month''s contest. You might want to start preparing yourself by getting your images together now because the contest is right around the corner.|
2nd Quarter – Student Quarterly Clip Contest
Entries accepted from March 1st through March 8th (Pacific Time)
We''d like to thank all of the shooters that responded to our contest survey in December. We got a lot of valuable feedback. One of the most common requests was a desire to get feedback on your own images. Therefore At the end of this upcoming contest each photographer will have the ability to generate a personalized URL that represents the images they entered into the contest. This can be used to gain feedback from professionals as well as your peers. Combining this with such resources as the NPPA mentoring program is a great way to get feedback on your images. But don''t wait till the end of the contest, find yourself a mentor now at NPPA Mentoring Program.
|Page and Photo Contests||Tuesday, February 14, 2006|
|We just wanted to remind you that the January Page Design Contest at http://www.collegefrontpage.com/pages/contests.php is only taking entries for another day. If you haven''t already entered get your pages in there quick before the time runs out. And don''t worry, we''ve got judges lines up already.|
In other contest news we received the judges'' comments for the NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest. So now the results have comments by the
judges for each winner. Check it out and see the judges'' thoughts on the winners. Remember the Second Quarter Contest starts in less than two weeks so start gathering up your clips.
|Page Design Contest Winners||Wednesday, February 1, 2006|
|The winners of the November and December page design contest, with judges comments, have now been posted in the contest section (http://www.collegefrontpage.com/pages/contests.php). We apologize for the delay as we got tied up with last month''s NPPA Photo Contest (http://nppa.collegefrontpage.com) and the end of our fall semester.|
The November contest was judged by the kind folks at The Sacramento Bee and the December contest by some big-hearted folks at The Seattle Times. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the judges.
We look forward to the new entries in the current January page design contest and any comments you may have in the forums (http://www.collegefrontpage.com/forums). The January contest will continue to take entries through February 15th.
Brian and Joe
|Attention All Photographers||Friday, December 9, 2005|
|The NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest (SQCC) hosted by College Front Page is online and running. The contest, which is open to entries through Friday December 16, already has over 300 images to browse through and more are being uploaded. So get your images entered now and start earning points to become NPPA Student Photographer of the Year. You''ve got 12 chances to enter per contest, and of course no postage for clips.|
·Must be an active member of the NPPA (you can join/renew immediately).
·Participants must be full-time students.
·Must have been shot during Sept., Oct. or Nov.
·Pictures need not be published.
·Images should be 2000 pixels on the long side.
·Images RGB for best reproduction results
View and enter the contest at
|May-Oct. Design Winners||Tuesday, December 6, 2005|
|Page design contest winners for the comprehensive May through October Page Design Contest are now posted in the contest section. Thanks to the page designers at the Spokesman Review for judging the contest and commenting on each of the winning entries. And of course congratulations to the papers themselves and their winning designs.|
December 1st marked the end of the comprehensive contest, and a return to our monthly Page Design Contests. The December contest, which includes anything published within November, is now accepting entries from all papers. You can enter now by going to the following link and uploading your entries. Enter your contest entries here
|Design Contests resumes||Sunday, October 23, 2005|
|After a long summer break, the College Front Page monthly design contest will resume Tuesday Nov 1. The contest will accept entries from page designs published from May 1st through Oct. 31 of this year, in Front, Sports, and Features categories. The contest will be open to all CFP papers until Nov. 15 when entries will be locked down and judging will begin.|
And now some more features...
Through the use of Google Maps, CFP has added a few new graphical maps to the site. Located on the main page, the "List All" map is a new way to graphically locate and browse papers in your area. The second map, "Who''s Online", shows who is on the site and what they are looking at. This map also gives you the ability to customize how other people will see you online.
List All map
Who''s Online map
|CFP partners with NPPA||Saturday, October 1, 2005|
|EUGENE, OR (October 1, 2005) - The National Press Photographers Association today announced a partnership with CollegeFrontPage.com to take the NPPA Student Quarterly Clip Contest online. The announcement was made simultaneously on Saturday at the three stops of the 2005 Flying Short Course in Eugene, Austin, and Boston.|
"This online competition is the result of two years of hard work by many people, including Jack Zibluk at Arkansas State University, and our friends at CollegeFrontPage.com, to make this contest accessible, timely and educational," said NPPA vice president Tony Overman during opening remarks at the FSC local/regional program in Eugene. "NPPA embraces its opportunities to help young photojournalists establish strong ethics and an appreciation for quality story-telling images."
The fully-digital contest will begin the first quarter of the 2005-2006 academic year, with entries starting the first week of December.
The contest is open to all NPPA student members and is designed to enhance the learning experience with quicker judging and results. A winner''s gallery and up-to-date point totals for NPPA College Photographer of the Year contest will also be featured.
In Austin, NPPA president Alicia Wagner Calzada told the FSC audience, "We listened to what the students said about the contest and wanting it to be online, and we heard you, and hope that you''ll embrace it on the Web." Taking the SQCC online eliminates printing and postage costs, allows instant entry verification, and will make last-minute entries easier (all important factors to student photojournalists).
"This is a natural fit for us," said Joe Barrentine, co-founder of CollegeFrontpage.com. "We are all about helping student journalists get great information and other resources to help prepare them for careers in the business."
CollegeFrontPage.com is an online resource for college journalists created by Washington State University students Brian Immel and Barrentine. The site features page design galleries with pages from more than 150 college newspapers as well as photo and page critiques by industry professionals.
"Trying to get a Photographer of the Year to critique your work when you are in the middle of nowhere can be challenging," Barrentine said. "We want every student, no matter what school they attend, to be able to learn from the best in the business."
Changes in the SQCC are big news for student members, but they are also important for the NPPA at large. "While this is a momentous change for the student contest, it is just one more step in our journey to have NPPA''s competitions reflect the tools and techniques of the trade," Overman said.
Questions about the Student Quarterly Clip Contest can be directed to chairman Jack Zibluk (JZIBLUK@astate.edu) or Joe Barrentine (email@example.com).
|Redeisgn Gallery Now Open||Thursday, June 30, 2005|
|It''s simple, it''s quick, and most likely will get redesigned itself. I have more PDF files to process so expect more in the near future. I''m busy with summer school right now, but rather than waiting, I thought I''d get something up so the handful of papers that I know are redesigning right now can use it right away. Comments on redesigning the redesign gallery are welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to all of the papers that submitted their redesigns.|
The Redesign Gallery can be found here.
|Redesign PDFs Needed||Wednesday, June 1, 2005|
|To help out papers that are redesigning we are adding a Redesign Section to CFP. The Redesign Section will be a gallery where papers can show off their hard work. To participate in this new section, send two PDFs (before and after) as well as a up to 200 words about your redesign to email@example.com. The section will launch shortly after the PDFs come in. |
|Summer Design Contest||Wednesday, June 1, 2005|
|CFP will not host a May contest this month. Instead we will run a summer contest for all papers that publish during the summer. More details to come as we get closer to the contest. In the meantime set aside your best PDFs over the summer.|
|March Winners Announce Summer||Tuesday, May 10, 2005|
|The March Contest winners are now posted in the contest section (April contest still running, don''t forget to enter. Only a few days left!). Now before you roll your eyes at our delayed posting, we have a good excuse… graduation. And although neither Joe nor myself were among the graduation class, there was considerable amount of work surrounding the finals exams, celebrations, and eventual crazy parties. We are drained.|
So to those of you who already have or are soon graduating, we wish you luck and success with your post college life. Remember to come back and share your wisdom or just keep everyone posted in the forums on what the real world of journalism is like.
|CFP scheduled maintenance||Wednesday, April 13, 2005|
|As some of you know CFP has been maxing out its current webserver for sometime now. Our capacity has been quickly diminishing and it was only a matter of time before we had to… move. CFP will be moving to a much larger server to fit the needs of the site. This means that we will be able to offer more sections and features in the months to come.|
However to make the change, Brian will be pausing all uploads to the site this weekend to ensure the smoothest transition possible (dates and times below). However during this time you can still post in the forums as well as view all of the contest entries and browse sections. These times were chosen to reflect paper''s production schedules, so hopefully many of you won''t even notice the change at all. Uploading as well as all other normal activity will resume Sunday afternoon.
Friday Apr 15, 12am (PST) – Sunday Apr 17, Afternoon (PST)
Due to the restriction, any last minute contest entries for April need to be entered Thursday by 9pm (PST) at the latest.
|Jobs and Internships available||Tuesday, April 12, 2005|
|How many of you thought Brian and Joe just stopped working for the last few weeks? C''mon raise your hands… Well you are all wrong! |
In the never-ending effort to make CFP a greater resource for student journalists, we created the new Job/Internship listings section. Hopefully you can find what you need to further your career, whether it is a summer internship or your eventual dream job.
It is brand new, and all of the listings are fresh, so keep checking back as we get more listings posted.
Jobs and Internship Listings
|Feb Contest Winners, Finally!||Monday, April 11, 2005|
|Well it''s about time... Winners and honorable mentions are posted for Front, Sports and Other page designs for the month of February. Congratulations goes out to the Daily Orange, Ball State Daily News and Daily Iowan for their exceptional page designs. Judges for February were Carmen Dybdahl and Steven Asbury of The News Tribune in Tacoma, Washington. However due to the Pope''s deteriorating health and eventual death, understandable contest judging wasn''t their top priority so we thank them for taking the time to judge the contest between their busy professional schedule.|
4 days left for entries into the March design contest!
|Pope Watch Delays Winners||Sunday, April 3, 2005|
|Due to the news last week surrounding the Pope, our judges for the month have been pretty busy. As a result the extra work has delayed the announcement of the February page design contest winners. Expect final results as well as comments in the next few days.|
In the meantime the March contest has begun. Upload your March editions as soon as possible to get some comments and feedback.
|New Toolbars||Saturday, March 5, 2005|
|Hopefully by now you''ve noticed the new toolbar on the left side of our splash page. The toolbar was crafted with the idea to keep you up to date with the most frequently changing information on CFP with just once glance. Look for similar toolbars on section slash pages in the days to come.|
|New Contest Format||Tuesday, March 1, 2005|
|The January contest is over and we had some feedback we are going to act on immediately. Starting now, the page design contest will be divided into three sections, News, sports and other.|
That means three times as many pages to enter, see and critique. There will no longer be a split between daily and non-daily newspapers however so pick your best pages.
Our January judges suggested the change would make the entries easier to judge, and we hope it means we get to see more pages as well.
The February contest is open for entries until midnight (EST) March 14.
|January Contest Winners||Monday, February 28, 2005|
|Congratulations to the staffs at The Ball State Daily News and The Nevada Sagebrush for winning our first page design contest. To see the judges comments for the winning designs as well as honorable mentions go to Contests.|
Announcing last month''s winners means that the February Design Contest has just started. Get your entries in early to get feedback from your peers.
|New Guest Lectures Section||Thursday, February 24, 2005|
|The "Guest Lectures" section is our attempt at bringing the best ideas in journalism to college journalists all over the world.|
With the help of some of the brightest people in our industry we have begun creating a collection of articles and essays written expressly to help each of us become successful journalists.
If you are in a small program and can''t get a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, or a world-class page designer or photographer to talk to your class, their insights can be found here. Each of the contributors has given graciously of their time and energies in this endeavor and we thank them.
|New Page Section||Monday, February 14, 2005|
|We''d like to mention the creation of a new browse section thanks to popular demand. You can now upload pages form any section into our "Feature Pages" section.|