July Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop, 1st Place General News

Judges
All from the Akron Beacon Journal: Michael Chritton and Bob DeMay, photo editors; Ed Suba Jr, Phil Masturzo, Mike Cardew, and Karen Schiely, photographers.

F-Feature 1st Place
Photographer: Jon L. Hendricks/The Times
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Judges Commnets:
Talk about “old school”; the black and white didn’t detract from this wonderful image which required the photographer to take some time to evaluate the scene and wait for a peak moment.

F-Feature 2nd Place
Photographer: Andrew Hancock, Journal & Courier
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Judges Commnets:
While we’ve seen situations like this before we’ve never seen all the sparks of the flint lock and primer firing. Good anticipation and thinking.

F-Feature 3rd Place
Photographer: Chris Bergin, The Star Press
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Judges Commnets:
This image tugged at our hearts. A very simple photo but Autumn’s smile makes this a top finisher. Puts a special needs child in a pleasant light.

F-Feature HM Place
Photographer: Andrew Hancock, Journal & Courier
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Judges Commnets:
Nice eye; well exposed and excellent framing.

F-Feature HM Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Commnets:
Fun, light-hearted moment. Makes you look twice.

F-Feature HM Place
Photographer: Justin Rumbach, The Herald
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Judges Commnets:
The kind of found feature that makes good photographer proud

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Tone this up better for the POY; the secondary faces add so much more to the moment. A very tough event to cover.

GN-General_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Good attention to detail from an assignment we’ve all shot often.

GN-General_News 3rd Place
Photographer: Richard Sitler Herald Bulletin
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Judges Commnets:
A stronger crop might have moved this image up a place. Great image with the reflected face but lots of dead space on the bottom.

GN-General_News HM Place
Photographer: Sam Riche, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Nice moment between Byah and Obama; a bit out of the ordinary.

GN-General_News HM Place
Photographer: Scott M. Bort / Post-Tribune
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Judges Commnets:
So very cool although I’m starting to reach for the air sickness bag.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Commnets:
This entry would have benefited from fewer photos, emphasizing the very young golfers and their relationship to their daddy/caddies. This was something I’ve never seen.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Nice group of photos from an unusual sport. Photographer even took the trouble to light it.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Commnets:
Nice group of photos; excellent coverage from this event. A couple of photos could have been cut and some could have been cropped but excellent work.

Multiple_Entry HM Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Very effective coverage from a tough-to-shoot event.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Richard Sitler Herald Bulletin
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Judges Commnets:
Could be so much better if it were cropped just below the starting blocks

S-Sports 1st Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Commnets:
Makes you stop and stare and then burst out laughing. Could have been made better by cropping around the belt line.

S-Sports 2nd Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Commnets:
This kid watches too much PGA but he’s a real winner. Please crop from the right for better play.

S-Sports 3rd Place
Photographer: Sam Riche, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Could also benefit from a crop from the bottom; really clean it up to accent the splash

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Commnets:
Proverbial nice moment; peak action; really nice, especially with the faces.