Inspiration in Denver
at Annual POY Program
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado
Debuts "Visions of Excellence" exhibition of POY award-winning photographs
The POYi Education & Awards Program at The Denver Post wrestled with a freak spring snowstorm in Colorado that canceled flights into Denver and hampered attendance. Nonetheless, those who braved the weather enjoyed amazing presentations and the exhibition debut. Our sincere appreciation to all the premier speakers who inspired, educated, and motivated us all. Our sincere thanks to Nikon and The Denver Post that hosted the 73rd annual POi Education & Awards Program on April 16, 2016. The program debuted the 50-print "Visions of Excellence" exhibition of POY award-winning photographs. The event was completely free, without an admission fee, for POY guests plus award winners for POY and the College Photographer of the Year contests. And thanks to Shelby Baseler for these photographs.
The 2015 Newspaper Photographer of the Year, Carolyn Van Houten presents photographs from her winning portfolio. Van Houten also is the 2015 College Photographer of the Year.
Denver Post photo editors Ken Lyons (left) and Meghan Lyden moderate a discussion on visual editing of extended projects with students from the University of Colorado - Boulder and Ross Taylor (far right).
Ken Lyons, photo editor for the Denver Post, and Meghan Lyden, Senior Editor Photography / Multimedia, show the long term project on transgender.
Ross Taylor (left) and his students from the University of Colorado - Boulder.
Rita Reed (right), director for the College Photographer of the Year program, and Taz Lombardo prepare to hand out CPOY awards during the Education & Awards Program at The Denver Post.
POY director Rick Shaw announces the premier winners in the 73rd annual Pictures of the Year International competition. Premier awards come with Tiffany crystal engraved trophies.
Andrew Michael Ellis is the 73rd Multimedia Photographer of the Year for his work with MediaStorm.
Carolyn Van Houten is the 73rd Newspaper Photographer of the Year for her work with the San Antonio Express-News.
Francince Orr, of the Los Angeles Times, poses with her award and exhibition photograph.
Saturday full day
9 a.m.— Registration check in
10:00 a.m.— Andrew Michael Ellis, Multimedia Photographer of the Year
Ellis talks about his work in 2015 with MediaStorm which earned him the honor of Multimedia Photographer of the Year
11:00 a.m.— Panel Conversation: Multi-Layered Visual Editing
Visual editors of The Denver Post, Ken Lyons and Meghan Lyden, host a discussion on editing projects across platforms with participation from Ross Taylor and the University of Colorado - Boulder.
2:00 p.m.— Presentation of Awards
Pictures of the Year International and the College Photographer of the Year program recognize winners in the competitions.
3:00 p.m.— Carolyn Van Houten, Newspaper Photographer of the Year
Van Houten talks about her award winning portfolio from 2015 that won top honors in both POY and CPOY.
4:00 p.m.— Hossein Fatemi, World Understanding Award
Fatemi discusses his extended project titled "an Iranian Journey."
Nikon is the sponsor
for the 2016 POY camera prizes.