Mar 08 Clip Contest Winners

Cream of the Crop, 1st Place Features
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Captions are not showing up on winning images in Gallery, I am aware of the problem, and working on it. The judges are seeing them.

Judges
Fort Worth Star-Telegram editors Paul Moseley, David Kent and photogrphers Gregg Ellman, Jill Johnson, Ross Hailey, Rodger Mallison, Ron Ennis, and M.L. Gray. Judges plead for tighter edits and better cropping. Too much padding of daily photographs that should never have been submitted for a contest. This reduced the impact of the really good images.

F-Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop
Photographer: Andrew Hancock, Journal & Courie
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Judges Commnets:
Inverted framing of subject grabbed the judge’s attention immediately, composition and motion helped snag first place.

F-Feature 2nd Place
Photographer: Jon L. Hendricks/The Times
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Judges Commnets:
Almost perfect example of when fuzzy is perfect, nice, blurry effect gives a painting-like quality.

F-Feature 3rd Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Commnets:
This one drew us in, the more you look the more you see, yet we all hoped to see just a bit more of the adult’s face and maybe a tighter crop. Really a nice photo.

F-Feature HM Place
Photographer: Justin Rumbach, The Herald
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Judges Commnets:
Great fun moment, we’d have gone with a tighter vertical crop for impact. This is one that gets the reader’s eye.

GN-General_News 1st Place
Photographer: Jon L. Hendricks/The Times
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Judges Commnets:
The funny face in the middle of hidden faces caught our eyes. The photographer caught a nice moment in a mundane event.

GN-General_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Ellie Bogue, The News-Sentinel
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Judges Commnets:
This is a touching moment and the most newsworthy of the winners. We would have liked a cleaner composition but are well aware of limited photographer mobility at these events.

GN-General_News 3rd Place
Photographer: Steve Sanchez
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Judges Commnets:
This is a funny eye catching moment.

GN-General_News HM Place
Photographer: jim rider
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Judges Commnets:
Very successful portrait using old posters and subjects body language to tell the story.

I-Illustration 1st Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Very slim category and this was the clear winner.

I-Illustration 2nd Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
This is nicely composed and lit portait.

I-Illustration 3rd Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
This is a simple but effective picture.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Commnets:
Nice documentation of the excitement surrounding a big even in a small town.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place
Photographer: Heather Charles, The Indianapoli
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Judges Commnets:
An all encompassing package that could have been edited a little tighter.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Indianapo
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Judges Commnets:
Adequate variety. Wanted to see more interaction and emotion.

S-Sports 1st Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Commnets:
Easily the most eye-catching image in a sea of basketball photos, and it also conveys an interesting sub-story to the game.

S-Sports 2nd Place
Photographer: Andrew Hancock, Sports Illustrat
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Judges Commnets:
Good timing and great composition that gives a viewer a lot to see.

S-Sports 3rd Place
Photographer: Heather Charles, The Indianapoli
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Judges Commnets:
Nice moment of joyful jube.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Scott M. Bort
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Judges Commnets:
Clean composition and an angle that gives it good graphic design.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Commnets:
HIlarious marsupial capture moment topped the category.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Indianapo
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Judges Commnets:
Now there’s something you don’t see everyday…

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Commnets:
Unique view of victims during a news event.

SN-Spot_News HM Place
Photographer: Richard Sitler/Herald Bulletin
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Judges Commnets:
Off-beat moment at a spot news event, judges liked it for its humor.