Dec Clip Contest Winners

1st Place Sports
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JUDGE(S) NAME: Jim Shannon, Jamison Bazinet, Josalee Thrift
TITLE: Staff Photographers
PUBLICATION: Republican-American, Waterbury, Conn.
DATE CLIPS RECEIVED: Jan. 29, 2007
DATE CLIPS JUDGES: Feb. 5, 2007

CREAM OF THE CROP
Matt Detrich – Indianapolis Star
Nice variety of shots, nice story to give the community an inside look of something they probably see every day

GENERAL NEWS:

1st place
Robert Scheer – Indianapolis Star
Nice moment, shows good emotion

2nd place
Bob Gwaltney – Evansville Courier & Press
Funny, different photo from an otherwise mundane event

3rd place
Matt Detrich – Indianapolis Star
Nice, tight news portrait

SPOT NEWS:
Overall this category was very fire-heavy.

1st place
Joe Harpring – The Republic
Nice, serene-looking moment in the midst of chaos.

2nd place
Rich Janzaruk – Times-Mail
Striking photo of a blazing house fire. Too bad the photog couldn’t cut down the tree.

3rd place
Bob Gwaltney Evansville Courier & Press
Bad reproduction but we can see what the photo was – a nice, tight shot of aftermath.

FEATURE:

1st place
Bob Gwaltney – Evansville Courier & Press
Humorous feature with the ridiculous size ratio between the person and the mini-buildings

2nd place
Jim Rider – South Bend Tribune
Graphically, a nice found feature that many people wouldn’t have noticed

3rd place
Jim Rider – South Bend Tribune
Nice angle on a snow feature

SPORTS:

1st place
AJ Mast – Icon SMI
Nice shot of both reactions of winners and losers

2nd place
Matt Detrich – Indianapolis Star
Good facial expressions, tight shot. football is a difficult sport to capture such expressions.

3rd place
Joe Vitti – Indianapolis Star
Good composition and expression

MULTIPLE:

1st place (ALSO “CREAM OF THE CROP”)
Matt Detrich – Indianapolis Star
Nice variety of shots, nice story to give the community an inside look of something they probably see every day

2nd place
Denny Simmons – Courier & Press
Good variety, great at capturing personalities. The photog obviously spent a lot of time with the family.

3rd place
Charlie Nye – Indianapolis Star
Good variety from an assignment that could have easily been cliche

ILLUSTRATION: Overall, this category was martini-heavy

1st place
Jeri Reichanadter – Indianapolis Star
Nice use of an actual photo appropriate for the content

2nd place
Mike Dickbernd – The Republic
Eye-catching photo with good composition

3rd place
Rob Goebel – Indianapolis Star
Nice clean shot, complements the text well