See you in Miami! Stay tuned for the VTF Suite Number.
Wednesday, Aug. 7
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Embracing Technology: Cameras, Satellites and Drones
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. VTF Welcome Reception – Come Say Hey!
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. NABJ Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
Thursday, Aug. 8
10:00 a.m. VTF Suite Open For Sony Camera Checkout
12:00 p.m. Moneta Sleet Jr. Photo Shoot Out Competition Begins (Win A SONY CAMERA)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Photo Shootout Rules and Instructions
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ease On Down The Road: Life Lessons in Storytelling
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Multimedia Tools, Tips, and Techniques
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Media Receptions
10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Presidents Reception
Friday, Aug. 9
12:00 p.m. Moneta Sleet Jr. Photo Shoot Out Ends/Sony Loaner Cameras Due
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Drone Training 101 – Sponsored by The Atlanta Voice
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Storytelling Side Hustle
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. VTF Portfolio Reviews – Sign Up HERE
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m Shoot Out Competition Judging
9:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m. NABJ Sports Task Force Party
Saturday, Aug. 10
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. The Editing Suite 101 (Washington, Walker, Joplin)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visual Task Force Photo Auction & Reception
2:00 p.m VTF Executive Meeting and Elections (Open to all VTF Members)
10:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. NABJ D.C. Kick Off Party
Sunday, Aug. 11
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. NABJ Board of Directors Meeting
HOW TO ENTER
In 1992, during the Annual convention in Detroit, the NABJ Visual Task Force (VTF) held its first photo competition. Milbert O. Brown took first place honors with a report entitled Red Jazz parlor. This competition formerly known as the “Shoot Out” was renamed in 2001 to The Moneta J. Sleet Jr. Photo Competition to reflect the entrepreneurial spirit and advances to the field of photojournalism sojourned by Moneta J. Sleet Jr, the first African-American photographer to win the Pulitzer prize for photography.
This year, amateurs and professionals alike will compete during a 24-hour, shoot-out competition at the annual NABJ Convention in Detroit! Even if you don’t have a professional camera, we encourage you to shoot out with us!