Monthly Archive for April, 2009

“Cape Fear to Down Here” Nominated for Webby, Vote Now!

Last year’s workshop, “Cape Fear to Down Here,” has been nominated for a Webby! As a nominee, we are eligible to win a Webby People’s Voice Award, which is voted online by the global Web community. From now until April 30th, you can cast your votes in The Webby People’s Voice Awards at

Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received over 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; Getty Images; The Barbarian Group; Digital Kitchen; Wired; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced.Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

Congratulations to all those involved in last years CPJW at Ocean Isle Beach. It’s hard to believe that it’s already time to start work on another workshop. Asheville, here we come.

37th Frame Exhibition Opens Tuesday April 7th

Please join us for the opening of our annual 37th Frame exhibition this Tuesday April 7th. This year’s exhibit will be co-hosted by the FedEx Global Education Center and the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

37th Frame is our annual student-run/professionally-judged photojournalism contest. This year, a small group of professional judges from the Raleigh News and Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun sifted through more than 500 single images and 23 photo stories. Ultimately, 50 single images and 5 stories were selected to represent the Best of Carolina Photojournalism this year. In 2008 our photographers were privileged to share some amazing experiences with their subjects. The images they created capture moments both triumphant and tragic from Chapel Hill to Phang-nga, from the Brunswick Islands to Tierra del Fuego.

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners.

Thanks to everyone at Canon for their generous donation of the IPF5100 printer we used to print this year’s exhibition.

Photo by Colleen Vasu

Microsoft Dream Assignment Contest Enters Final Day of Voting

So the final day of voting for the Microsoft Dream Assignment is upon us. We have two entries that are in serious contention, so please take a moment to review them and vote. The first is Professor Pat Davison’s “The Face of God-Images of the Divine at Work in Humanity” and Ryan Jones’ “Spectrum,” which will document the range of experiences faced by LGBTIQ-identified people worldwide. Ryan is currently ranked 8th and Pat is not too far behind at 14th. They both need to remain in the top 20 to enter the final round.

The Name Your Dream Assignment is a contest for photographers of all backgrounds. Microsoft is looking for the most creative, inspiring photo shoot idea out there. The photographer with the winning idea will win $50,000 to bring his or her dream assignment to life. The finalists will be determined by the results of the public vote, with the final winner by decided by a panel of professional judges.