Sep Clip Contest Results

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Judges
The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wisconsin. Judges: Sharon Cekada, assistant photo editor. Wm. Glasheen, staff photographer. Dan Powers, staff photographer.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jake May/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We liked the general feel of this image. It was nice to see that this photographer was patient enough to work behind the scenes and look for a story telling moment.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jake May/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Great faces…just puts a smile on your face. This is a busy image, but that is what makes it work. The elements in the background really add to this photo.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Great facial expression, clean background and nice lighting. Way to pay attention to details.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
It’s nice to see somebody take a chance on a routine assignment.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
Great composition and use of layers in this image.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This stood out on it’s own…despite what seems to be heavy use of the burn tool to draw you into the image.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This was third place by default. Several entries were overworked in Photoshop or in the wrong category.

I-Illustration 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Well thought out concept. Very technical and it really illustrated the story well.

I-Illustration 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Very cool idea. Nice lighting. Wonder if the first place winner also shot this? Great stuff.

I-Illustration 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer:
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Judges Comments:
Simple and effective. Best of the rest in a small number of entries.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
A couple decent images in this story. This was a terribly disappointing category. We only placed a first, second and third because the rules required it.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Second best.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Third best.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice peak action. Too many of the other entries were shot with the wrong lens (too loose) or were poorly cropped. This one stood out.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
We’ve seen this sort image before, but the pig going in head first made it a little different and funny. There is a lot going on in this photo which is what makes it interesting.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice goal line image. Helmets popping off are always interesting. What took away from this image is the busy background. Shooting with a longer lens would have cleaned this up.

S-Sports HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Aaron Pennock/Tipton Argus
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Judges Comments:
Great peak moment. Needs to be shoot with a longer lens, or at the very least cropped tighter from the top and bottom.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: JASON CLARK/Evansville Courier &
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Judges Comments:
A very intense moment that is never easy to shoot from a human stand point. A very emotionally charged situation.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Great composition and strong emotion. There is a lot going on in this image.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Best of the rest.