Mar Clip Contest Results

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Judges

Judged by photographers Jill Nance, Parker Michels-Boyce and Sam O\’Keefe of The News & Advance in Lynchburg, Va.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jessica Ritter, Tipton Argus
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Judges Comments:
This photo has nice light and is well toned. It is a timeless scene from childhood that many people can relate to.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Brooke Stevens, Dubois County He
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Judges Comments:
The photographer found an interesting moment at a low-energy event. We would have liked to see this frame shot cleaner and toned better but we still enjoyed it.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Nice composition and timing added to this pretty scenic shot. It has a nice color palette and good seeing with the reflection.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
This is a very tender photo from a complicated story. We loved the light and it seems the photographer did a good job gaining access.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The photographer cleanly captured a peak moment at this event – great expression of the winner.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
An interesting moment at a trial, the judge’s expression also is appropriate for what the story is trying to show.

I-Illustration 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
You can easily tell what the story is about from this photo. The lighting on the syrup and the background was handled well.

I-Illustration 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
A beautifully lit, simple illustration with great color and composition. We wished the flower at the top was not cut off.

I-Illustration 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The layering on this photo is very nice. However, the light is a bit harsh and does not compliment the food. Still, overall, well executed.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The photographer did a good job finding moments that told the narrative of this woman’s transition. There are quite a few really strong frames and good emotions. We would have loved to see what spending more time with the subject produced.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The photographer did a great job showing the scope of the damage and shot in a lot of difficult and unusual lighting situations. We missed some emotion and intimate moments with the victims.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This story has a good variety of photos and interesting angles but it would benefit from a tighter edit. There contrast in the toning seems excessive.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Well done! This is an extremely well-filled frame with great action. It is very sharp and the two main players have great expressions.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The faces all share the same expression which makes the photograph strong and communicates the situation well. We would recommend the photographer consider a tighter crop.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The colors and the clean crop are what make this frame. We have seen this shot before but this one is done very well. It has all of the elements we would hope to see in a play at the plate.

S-Sports HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
A telling moment from a big news story this year. It says a lot in it’s simplicity and unique framing.

SN-Spot_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Dave Weatherwax, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The photographer found a good perspective to show the scale of this wreckage.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Aaron Pennock/Tipton Argus
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Judges Comments:
Stunning image with a raging fire plus a human element. It speaks to the dangers of battling a full fire.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: David Snodgress , Bloomington He
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Judges Comments:
Great access for the photographer to get this scene from a hostile situation.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This photo effectively shows the vastness of the tornado damage. Finding a moment between the subjects would have made this shot much stronger.