Mar Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Sean D. Elliot, Tim Cook, Dana Jensen and Peter Huoppi from The Day in New London, CT.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: ERIN McCRACKEN
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Judges Comments:
first we liked because it felt like the only “found moment” in the category … there were a lot of images that felt like someone pointed there camera at something just because it was there. Second was an eye-catching graphic. Third got to place simple because it was reasonably well-executed example of the aforementioned paradigm.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribun
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Judges Comments:
a decent eye-catching graphic.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
highly expected but at least it worked.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
this was an incredibly weak category. little in the way of moments or eye-catching visuals. first we settled for the sense of tension and compared to the rest it stood-out.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
in a weak category 2nd is not a real badge of honor. there is enough here to recognize the effort. The image could be cropped better (or shot closer) and … spelling in the caption folks … it’s “spay” and neuter.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
Image:GN_CENI_01
Judges Comments:
per previous comments … this was at least cleanly composed. A little strong on the shadow/highlight toning though.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer:
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Judges Comments:
a very weak category. many loose collections of images with little storytelling. 1st 2nd and 3rd were all pretty evenly matched in mediocrity. this collection seemed better edited than most.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
Image:Ma_RMMJ_01
Judges Comments:
another loose collection of images. This one needed a tighter edit. the final frame of the handing-off of the piece of net probably would have placed in the sports single category.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
There was a lot of redundancy in this set. A few good images and some emotion moved it into 3rd.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribun
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Judges Comments:
we really liked how this one got the whole story in one photo. clean and sharp.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
way to get right in there and get the moment. a different angle. one of the few in this category we wouldn’t re-crop.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer:
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Judges Comments:
good moment, but really, crop off from the left, that arm does not help.

S-Sports HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A good face. a nice moment.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
a clear and obvious first. The composition and focus really made an impact.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
Image:SN_JTBS_01_Feb
Judges Comments:
we like the effort at composition. The crop is right and the size of the fire is obvious.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
Image:SN_MLDI_01_Feb
Judges Comments:
an interesting moment.

Illustration 1st Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
Judges Comments:
all three food shots were pretty evenly matched. We liked the texture of this image and the color maybe just enough more than 2nd place to put it here.

Illustration 2nd Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel
Judges Comments:
yum. we liked the color and texture in the scallop photo to push it to first, but this one really also accomplished the job of making food look good.

Illustration 3rd Place
Photographer: Rob Goebel
Judges Comments:
of the three food images we just felt the bit of glare in the background hurt this one just a bit.