Photo by: Isaac Phillips

September 21, 2016 / News / Photography

Walsworth Yearbooks schools well represented as NSPA names Finalists for 2016 Picture of the Year Contest

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Several student photographers from yearbook staffs of 2016 books printed by Walsworth Yearbooks were among those named as Finalists by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) today in its 2016 Picture of the Year Contest.

The Lion yearbook staff from McKinney High School in McKinney, Texas, was honored with two Finalists – Isaac Phillips in the News Picture category and Michael Gutierrez in the Sports Reaction category.

The 2016 staff from Bak Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, was also honored with two Finalists in the Junior High/Middle School category for photos taken by Katherine Oung and Isabella Ramirez. Also in Junior High/Middle School, Spencer Howe and Emma Luedke of Westfield Middle School in Westfield, Indiana, were named Finalists for their photos from the 2016 edition of The Scrapbook, which was printed by Walsworth Yearbooks.

Wallace Li from the Wings staff of Arrowhead Christian Academy in Redlands, California, was named a Finalist in Sports Action.

Angelina Gurrusquieta from the Buffalo staff of Haltom High School in Haltom City, Texas, was named a Finalist in Feature Picture.

You can view all the Picture of the Year Finalists by visiting the NSPA website. Winners in each category will be announced at the JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Indianapolis, Nov. 10-13.

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.