Dec Clip Winners

Cream of the Crop, 1st Place Multi
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Judges

This looks like strong work for the month of December. Times are so tough, it’s good to see that people are making great images at every size organization. Judges are the faculty for the Visual Communications Dept. at the University of South Carolina, School of Journalism & Mass Communications. Denise McGill was a newspaper photographer for six years, and works for various magazines now documenting migration and issues overseas. She teaches photojournalism and video. Scott Farrand was in charge of Graphics for The State newspaper during their glory years. He now teaches infographics and editing. Keith Kenney was a newspaper photographer in Texas in the 1908s. He now teaches communication theory courses.

F-Feature 1st Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
I haven’t seen this photo before. It’s a refreshing look at a situation lots of photographers have to shoot. Makes the point of the bird’s size in a new way. Clean background really helps.

F-Feature 2nd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter/The Star Press
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Judges Comments:
This is a nice, quiet moment. A cleaner background would have helped, but that’s what’s hard about moments, right?

F-Feature 3rd Place
Photographer: Krista Schinagl, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Nice body language from the child.

GN-General_News 1st Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
Great, active, candid images that shows the emotion of the situation.

GN-General_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter/The Star Press
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Judges Comments:
Reflections and color scheme, with solemn faces, help tell the story.

GN-General_News 3rd Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Quiet photo with clean background that sums up the story of “memorial”. Tattered flag and colors add meaning.

I-Illustration 1st Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Star Pres
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Judges Comments:
Very nice light and color scheme. Well planned and executed.

I-Illustration 2nd Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Comments:
Clever idea that makes the point well without having to show his entire body.

I-Illustration 3rd Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Nice way to line up the lights and get action. Would be nice to see this with a longer lens and longer shutter speed. Otherwise, it’s nicely lit and thought-out.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place Cream of the Crop
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter/The Star Press
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Judges Comments:
This is a compelling story of a compelling topic. All the photos are well composed and add to the story. Strong edit. Captions help, but aren’t required to understand the pain of the situation. Very good job.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
Really, really need a summary graph so we know what this story is about. We’re assuming it’s a small community? There are lots of nice photos here about life and community. Very intimate. We’d like to know just how they fit together. Quality drops off toward the end. It has about one too many butcher photos. Otherwise, this shows some quiet, intimate moments.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place
Photographer: Krista Schinagl, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Good job telling this story. We’d love to see just one more image–something that really shines and sums it up. We see lots of activities, but less about how kids FEEL when they’re here. Otherwise, this is a tight edit with good variety and planning.

S-Sports 1st Place
Photographer: Garet Cobb / Bedford Times-Mail
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Judges Comments:
We’ve never seen this one before. Great jubilation–a unique moment. A lot of fun.

S-Sports 2nd Place
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
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Judges Comments:
Perfect timing. Proud to run it large in the paper the next day. Great angle, standing firm as they came close.

S-Sports 3rd Place
Photographer: Chris Howell, The Herald-Times
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Judges Comments:
Unique moment. Photog was really paying attention to grab the tie mid-air.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
clean and quick. Good angle. Way to be ready for it coming at you with a wide angle.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Chris Howell, The Herald-Times
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Judges Comments:
Great faces in the midst of the scramble.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Garet Cobb / Bedford Times-Mail
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Judges Comments:
A tighter crop would have helped, but this is a sweet moment. Great job lining up the sadness and the jubilation. Tells the story.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Garet Cobb / Bedford Times-Mail
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Judges Comments:
Great faces and body language at peak action. A tighter crop from the sides would have helped.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Lots of layers that are nice. Wish the background was a little softer.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place
Photographer: Joel Philippsen
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Judges Comments:
Very nice moment. There is emotion in the face and body language, and the story is told in the background.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Star Pres
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Judges Comments:
The intensity in her face speaks volumes that can’t be written into the story. well framed.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place
Photographer:
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Judges Comments:
The flames, the semi, and the line of traffic work together to tell the story.

SN-Spot_News HM Place
Photographer: Joel Philippsen
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Judges Comments:
Good moment in the midst of a house fire. They let you get that close?