CPOY/POY Judging Details

Friday Feb. 21 (judges presentations) and Saturday Feb. 22 (judging).

This year the contest will be held inside of Franklin Hall, the new home of The Media School at Indiana University since July 2016. Franklin Hall (601 E. Kirkwood) is the building located directly north of IU’s Sample Gates.

All INPA events will take place in Franklin Hall Room 304C.


During the day on Friday, the City of Bloomington provides metered parking in the areas near Kirkwood Avenue just off of the Indiana University campus ($1/hour).

After 5 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday, free parking is available at the two Indiana University parking lots located directly north of the Von Lee theatre (do not park in a R-Reserved or SV-Service Vehicle spot). In addition, parking is free during the same period in the Poplars Parking Garage on Sixth Street. (More information on IU free parking »)

From these parking locations, it’s a 2-5 minute walk to Franklin Hall.

Friday Feb. 16th

7pm Judges Presentations

Saturday Feb. 17th

9 a.m. Multimedia Finalists

Followed by:

1.CPOY Competition
2. *Spot News (22)
3. News Story (12)
4. Sports Action
5. Pictorial
6. Feature Story
7. General News
8. Portrait Personality
9. Sports Story
10. Sports Feature
11. Feature
12. John Alhauser
13. Community Awareness
14. Sports Portfolio
15. POY
16. Best of Show

*The judges may not follow this list exactly and may jump around to different singles categories if they choose to do so.

Near noon, where ever that falls in the judging order, there will be a lunch break.

Josh Bickel is a photojournalist for The Columbus Dispatch in Ohio. He covers everything a typical newspaper photographer does: Portraits, sports, the occasional wild art and works the picture desk every now and then. While at the Dispatch, he’s worked with teams covering in-depth stories on everything from income inequality to the arrest warrant system. He believes the best way to make meaningful images is not through using the greatest gear, but by being a patient listener, a careful observer and always using head and heart equally when making photographs. He’s been named the Ohio News Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year twice: once in 2018 in the Large Market, and once in 2014 in its Small Market. http://www.joshuabickel.com/index

Taylor Glascock is a midwestern photographer who loves toy cameras, baking, and the color red (in no particular order). She studied photojournalism at The University of Missouri and her work has been published by major news outlets nationally and
internationally. She lives in Chicago with three enormous cats and one fiancé. https://www.tayloremreyphoto.com/

Jim Weber has worked as a photojournalist for almost 30 years at numerous publications including the Naples Daily News, the San Luis Obispo Telegram-Tribune, the Cincinnati Post and the Commercial Appeal. A graduate in Visual Communications from the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and a photography student at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse, Weber has been recognized with the Hearst Journalism Award in Photography and is a three-time NPPA Regional Photographer of the Year. Weber is presently a Photo Editor and photographer at The Daily Memphian, a new nonprofit online publication dedicated to delivering local journalism to residents of Memphis, TN. https://nppa.org/magazine/regional-clip-contest-photographers-year-2019