APR Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Casper Star-Tribune
Alan Rogers, Visual Editor
Dan Cepeda, Photographer
Leah Milis, Photographer

Overall a weak group of entries. Careless caption errors detracted from some otherwise decent photos. Some poorly-converted B&W images distract rather than enhance. Just because a photo is B&W doesn\’t automatically make it a contest winner. Finally, there seemed to be a lot of situations and moments that could\’ve produced a great photo if the scene had been worked harder by the photographer. A lot of lost opportunities.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Strong, clean image. Would like to have seen something different from this increasingly common event.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Nice seeing. Cute moment, clean composition.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
There’s a very good photo in here somewhere if the picture had been worked a bit more. Nice moment and interaction, but background is distracting, crop perhaps too loose.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Great moment, nice attention to detail. Entire frame is a winner.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
Good seeing during a mundane assignment. A crop on top, left and right would clean up and balance the frame.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Funny moment. Good use of DOF for a cleaner background, but the composition isn’t incredibly strong.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
Image:S_MLDI_01
Judges Comments:
Made us laugh. Could’ve benefited from a better crop, mostly on the left.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
Image:S_RMMJ_01
Judges Comments:
Good moment, background pretty distracting (shoulder hand??)

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joe Vitti
Image:S_JAVI_02
Judges Comments:
OK but a bit awkward. Would like to see some of the other frames.