June Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Valley News, Lebanon, N.H. Judges: Geoff Hansen, photo editor; Jennifer Hauck, chief photographer; staff photographers James Patterson and Sarah Priestap; Libby March, staff photographer intern.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
This photo has a captured moment with interesting expressions, something we’re always on the lookout in our own work.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
Our photo staff has several dog owners, so we’re biased towards funny canine candids. The dog’s lack of fierceness is a humorous contrast to the sign.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This photo works for us because of its wide range of faces, especially of the man in awe as the ball bears down on him (we thought the photo would have done well in the Sports category…).

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
There were several photos submitted from this event — we were attracted to this picture because of its moment. We all laughed over the child’s enthusiasm in eating the kiwi!

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The raw emotion of this photograph drew us to it — we appreciated the photographer staying on their faces during an emotional time.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribun
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Judges Comments:
We were attracted to this photo because it had all of the elements that told a story. We thought the photographer showed preparedness to be ready to make the photograph.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This story easily rose to the top for us, because there was thought put into making the pictures and showed dedication to the project.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribun
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Judges Comments:
This story had good work in it, but needed a tighter edit. We especially liked the photo of Ernie Culp, with the look on his face and the composition working well together.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The drive-in story worked for us because the photographer worked well with the light and showed us behind-the-scenes moments (we just ran a similar story ourselves!).

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Judging the portrait category, the photos that rose to the top for us were captured from reality. For first, we thought the socialite photo had a Garry Winogrand-like look to it, with its angle and shot in B/W. We wished the caption named her, though.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribun
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Judges Comments:
We liked this photo because it shows a candid moment in the environment Scott Mangus is living in, working to recover from his addiction.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This photo made the cut for us because it’s (again) a candid moment that’s cleanly composed.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The leaping tag/diving slide earned first place because it’s at peak action — without a caption, the reader doesn’t know if the baserunner is safe or out.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
A cascade of falling bodies into the water caught our attention with this photo. We weren’t sure if a tighter crop might have helped it.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
While the caption didn’t help us out, we enjoyed the strangeness of this photo. One judge thought the leg reminded him of the lamp from the movie “A Christmas Story.”

SN-Spot_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A flooding victim carrying his pug and his clothes to higher ground caught our attention. “It’s funny and sad at the same time,” said one judge.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We liked this photo because the vantage point displayed the drama of the situation.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The light and composition of this photo worked well together.