July Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Judged by a portion of the Journal Star photo staff: Adam Gerik, digital editor Fred Zwicky Ron Johnson Zach Nelson, summer intern

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Trib
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Judges Comments:
What can we say, exploding cheeks make the photo. It might have been easy to shoot, but the moment makes you laugh.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/ Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The graphic nature of the image draws you in. Our photo editor disapproves of the missing name.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The joy and the thrill of the ride is captured under beautiful light. The graphic flow of the image is very nice.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The picture forces you to read the caption. The enigma draws you in to the back story, which is just as good as the picture.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
A slice of life that shows kids being kids.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin
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Judges Comments:
It’s a hug, but the moment is heartfelt and the layers in the image help tell the story.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The quiet emotion of the image draws you in.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
It’s certainly a fun feature, but it doesn’t quite feel like it belongs in the general news category. This was a common phrase uttered during judging.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The news value elevates the image. In a perfect world, there would have been an amazing documentary moment.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
An unusual photo story that was no doubt difficult to illustrate. Some of the photos are pretty quiet, but the overall package seems to work well to show this town’s respect for Andy Griffith.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Old men make great photo subjects: they rarely are vain about appearances, they usually ignore you and their weathered faces have great detail. This proves the point. One question – why black and white?

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Lawnmower demo derby makes it hard to fail as a photojournalist. There are some good images in the story, but we wish there was more behind-the-scenes looks at the preparation that no doubt goes into these customized machines.

Multiple_Entry HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We praise the composition of these fair photos, and also the candidness of them, but we do wish the story had a tighter focus.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Trib
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Judges Comments:
A very unusual situation nicely captured… there’s a hint of annoyance in her expression. Ball in frame cinches it.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
In a giant event like a NASCAR race, found features are difficult to keep in mind… yet you succeeded with this humorous photo.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Lovely light catches the winner’s eyes nicely in this quiet, but poignant congratulations shot.