Jan Clip Contest Results

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Judges

With the exception of a few clear winners throughout, each of the categories could have been much stronger. General news and sports were particularly weak. The features category was more well rounded with a few images that clearly communicated the story of the day. Keep up the hard work, Indiana! Charlie Litchfield, Greg Kreller, Adam Eschbach Idaho Press-Tribune

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This photo was awarded first because it simply and clearly communicated the story of the day in this community. Nice moment, good exposure and detailed caption. Solid daily found photo.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Another solid moment from what may have been a pretty run of the mill daily assignment. Good anticipation and timing by the photographer and nice expressions on the kids faces.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Brooke Stevens, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Although the cute kids and puppies have been done before the bond between the dog and the girl helped this image rise above some of the rest of the field in this category. Composition is a little clunky but nice moment.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Many photos in this category came from the Super Bowl village (especially the zipline) but we felt this image rose above the rest and deserved an HM for the photographer’s awareness of nice light and good layering from the periphery.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
From a pretty weak category this image was a clear winner. Somewhat refreshing look at what is a pretty common assignment. May have been stronger had the photographer taken a half step to the right and squared up to the family but overall a nice moment. Way to work the low angle.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This was a nice moment between father and daughter amidst a family crisis. Not sure the tangled cords and medical apparatus to the left of the frame is helping this image much but regardless it was a nice moment. Really would like to see more from this story.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This was a nice moment but the composition and exposure of this image held it back and are why it landed in third. Would have liked to have seen something with more of a connection between father and son, potentially after the formal presentation. Still, nice effort.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Compelling story with a clear beginning, middle and end. This was far and away the most successful story in the category. Nice edit with some strong visuals and nice details throughout.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Krista Schinagl Hall
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Judges Comments:
It seemed clear that the photographer invested some time in this story and made some nice individual images along the way, which is why this entry was awarded second. Unfortunately, it was less clear what this story was about after looking at all the images. Without any coherent message this story suffers. Could have been helped with a tighter edit and better organization.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This selection was chosen as third because it was the strongest of those remaining. Would have really liked to have seen a greater variety, including something closer or possibly before or after the formal part of the presentation (ie father and son arriving/leaving together).

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Lots of standard daily sports action in this category, however, this image showed some additional anticipation and timing from the photographer and are why it was selected as first. Good lens selection, composition and exposure.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Brooke Stevens
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Judges Comments:
This image is successful because the photographer got in there close and caught a moment that clearly communicated the story of this particular game.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Although the expression on this player’s face seems to say dejection more than jubilation it was selected as third place because it was a decent moment with a good exposure. The crop and messy background really detracted from the moment here.