June Clip Contest Winners

Cream of the Crop, 1st Place Sports


Judges
Andrew P. Scott, Michael Madrid, Sean Dougherty, sports photo editors, USA TODAY.


F-Feature


1st
: Jeri Reichanadter
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The largest overall category, with many entries. If it didn’t have a great moment or was visually compelling, it was quickly eliminated. This entry was a nice and clean graphic image.


2nd
: Natalie Battaglia/The Times
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This image was a wonderful and fun moment.


3rd
: Justin Rumbach, The Herald
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A decent moment capturing a nice slice of life gave this entry third.


HM
: jim rider
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The entry was the best of the rest. While somewhat of a cliche, the photographer was at least paying attention and made a clean image.

GN-General_News

1st
: Ellie Bogue, The News-Sentinel
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Many, many images entered in this category were entered in the wrong category. First was an unusual and fleeting moment that made the reader look further.


2nd
: Chris Howell, The Herald-Times
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There were several funeral photos entered and this was the best executed of them. Good job by the photographer to put the hearse in context.


3rd
: Natalie Battaglia/The Times
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This was a visually intriguing image but a weak caption left many questions about the content.

I-Illustration

1st
: Rob Goebel Indianapolis Star
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Not many entries in this category. This one was well lit and executed.


2nd
: AJ Mast, Freelance
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Interesting perspective on this portrait.


3rd
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Well lit, this photo conveys the intent of story.

S-Sports
Cream of the Crop
1st
: Joe Vitti
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Great job by this photographer of paying attention and seeing of action off the field in a visually strong way. The best photos are not always on the field of play and this one shows that watching for moments on the margins can pay off.


2nd
: Natalie Battaglia/The Times
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A very nice moment, very clean, strong faces, good anticipation and great job of using a long lens well.


3rd
: AJ Mast, Freelance
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A genuine reaction moment and a good job of getting in close gives the reader a view in the action.


HM
: ERIN McCRACKEN, Evansville Courier & Press
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A strong and unique moment, but could have benefited from shooting tighter.

SN-Spot_News

1st
: ERIN McCRACKEN, Evansville Courier & Press
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Best of a weak category. Good job of making a clean frame and use of color at a news scene.


2nd
: Denny Simmons
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Good use of ambient light to capture the scene and mood.


3rd
: Natalie Battaglia/The Times
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Not much of a moment, but somewhat graphical. Best of the rest.

Multi
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1st
: Denny Simmons
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Closest to a complete story within this category, but several redundent photos within the edit made this entry not a slam dunk for first. At least most of the photos had moments and were compelling.

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2nd
: Justin Rumbach, The Herald
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Again, a few extra pictures that should have been edited out hurt this entry. But several visually interesting images, even though it doesn’t really hold together as a story.

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3rd
: Pete Schreiner, Bedford Times-Mail
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The best of the rest, really just several nicely composed images, but with no real story line or compelling visual essay. A big drop off in quality after this entry.