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The Visual Information Awards Program (VIAP), the Thomas Jefferson (TJ) and the Visual Information Production Awards Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for competition year 2014 has been released. Please contact the DINFOS Competition Coordinator for any questions or concerns: Commercial: 301-677-4364; DSN: 622-4364; Email: dma.meade.dinfos.list.competitions-coordinator@mail.mil
VIAP SOP 2014       TJ SOP 2014      VIPA SOP 2014
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  • Airmen 1st Class Ryan D. Sparks (left) and Austin Mayfield (right), students of the Defense Information School's Air Force Basic Photojournalism Course 010-15, load Meals Ready to Eat, or MREs in preparation of their classes field training exercise at Fort George G. Meade, Md., March 2, 2015. The field training exercise, or FTX, provides the students with a simulated deployed environment to test the public affairs and journalism skills they have learned throughout the 87 training day course with realistic scenarios and situations based on actual situations a unit might face if deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Terrence Clyburn/ Released)

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  • Airmen 1st Class Brandon G. May (left) and Kevin D. Schulze (right), students of the Defense Information School's Air Force Basic Photojournalism Course 010-15, inventory dental gear while role playing as medical technicians during a field training exercise at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Feb. 27, 2015. The field training exercise, or FTX, provides the students with a simulated deployed environment to test the public affairs and journalism skills they have learned throughout the 87 training day course with realistic scenarios and situations based on actual situations a unit might face if deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kai White/Released)

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  • Airman 1st Class Kevin D. Schulze, a student at the Defense Information School's Air Force Basic Photojournalism Course 010-15, role-plays as a medical technician reading the blood pressure of fellow student and role player Airman 1st Class Brandon G. May during a field training exercise at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Feb. 27, 2015. The field training exercise, or FTX, provides the students with a simulated deployed environment to test the public affairs and journalism skills they have learned throughout the 87 training day course with realistic scenarios and situations based on actual situations a unit might face if deployed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Kai White/Released)

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  • Now it is your turn to pick the graphic image, photograph and video you like the best during the People's Choice Category for the 2014 Visual Information Awards. Click the link below to cast your vote. http://1.usa.gov/1N0kCj5

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  • U.S. Army Spc. Von Marie Donato, Defense Information School student, conducts an interview with Brandi Vincent, Capital News Service reporter, about the Healthy Base Initiative and the importance of being healthy in the Army. The objective of HBI is to provide environments which encourage good nutrition, active lifestyle and tobacco-free living. (DoD photo by Joseph Coslett/Released)

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  • Military Photographer of the Year is U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Vernon Young, Defense Media Activity, Airman Magazine photojournalist. The Military Videographer of the Year is U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Allison Beiswanger, Marine Corps Communication social media manager. The Military Graphic Artist of the Year is U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Damon Kasberg, 86th Airlift Wing photojournalist.
    To see all of the different category winners visit https://viap.dinfos.dma.mil/Winners/2014.

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