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VisCom hosts NPPA picture editing contest

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 25, 2005) -- The School of Visual Communication at Ohio University is proud to welcome the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Picture Editing Contest Feb. 24 through 26 in Bromley Hall. This marks the fourth straight year the school has hosted the contest.

Magazine and newspaper entries will be judged in 27 categories including best magazine cover, newspaper story, use of images in a magazine and magazine and newspaper picture editor of year. Fifteen hundred entries, including several international representatives, have been submitted for consideration this year.

Judges for the event include Michel duCille, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Scott McKiernan, who has 30-plus years of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism, including an influential role in the establishment of ZUMA photo agency; Kurt Mutchler, a 10-year veteran picture editor at "National Geographic" magazine; and Annie O'Neill, the current Knight Fellow at Ohio University.

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