June Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Judges were photographers Adam Cairns, Eamon Queeney and Jenna Watson of the Columbus Dispatch. We had a great time going through all the hard work from June. Overall there were some really nice singles and one great story. Unfortunately, there were some issues with photographs that seemed to be in the wrong categories.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Heather Rousseau, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
An unexpected moment from an everyday situation. This photograph made us stop and laugh over all the other photographs in this category. The background is not perfect but the moment brings it to the top position.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Heather Rousseau, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
A great use of color and light made us stop and look around the frame. It stood out as one of the best compositions in the category and the child’s inner tube is a nice addition.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rob Gobel
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Judges Comments:

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This frame made us laugh, but it needed something else to make it rise above the other winners in this category.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Heather Rousseau, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
A great caption and a moment elevated this photograph to the top position. You get all the story telling elements in one frame with no distractions. The viewer really gets a sense of James’ personality.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A perfectly clean frame with a funny moment landed this photograph in the second position. Use of long lens and a nice tight crop brings you right into the action.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Although it seems this photograph should be in the spot news category, the severity of the situation and nicely composed moment made this stand out as a good news photograph.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This photograph made us stop and laugh. The bird and biologist sharing the same face and hair color make this a great frame. It would have placed higher if the awkward man on the left was not in the frame.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This story was far and away the best of the whole category. A nice, tight group of intimate moments that tell story of the man and girl’s relationship. The photographer developed a good trust with the subjects and worked the angles. Nicely done.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Heather Rousseau, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This multiple package came in at second due to the sheer amount of time and effort the photographer put in over several months to make a set of images. There are a few nice singles, but we wanted to see more of the the manager’s day to day life.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Although we have seen these events photographed many times, we can tell the photographer worked it. There is a good variety of wide, tight and medium shots.

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
The viewer instantly gets a good sense of this man’s character. It’s a real moment in his daily life. Clean, composed and well photographed.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
A nice quiet moment in this frame and beautiful light made it stand out over most of the others. We really wish it would have been shot in a tight horizontal to more quickly focus on the moment.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A quirky frame of a quirky man. The environmental portrait style was a smart choice here. His surroundings help tell his character and the choice of black and white gives it a good mood.

P-Portrait HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
A perfectly lit photograph. It is a great product frame but not a story telling frame like the others.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina
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Judges Comments:
This frame stood out above all the others. The pain in the catcher’s face is obvious and the photographer was at the perfect angle to catch it. You could shoot many baseball games and not come away with a picture like this.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A great moment with beautiful tones and nice expression. The crop is a little tight on the bottom but does not take away the impact of the frame.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Brent Drinkut/The Star
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Judges Comments:
A super clean dunk with both faces and shot from a different position landed this frame third. Solid basketball action from a summer game.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Brent Drinkut/The Star
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Judges Comments:
We are not sure if this belongs in sports action or sports feature, but it would have won either. A beautiful frame we have not seen before. The runners are in perfect sync.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons
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Judges Comments:
Of all the baseball pile-on photographs this one stood out as different. Great faces and super clean. Kudos to the photographer for getting in close.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Heather Rousseau, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We liked this photograph because the photographer stuck around long enough to make a different picture. Usually you shoot the game and go file, but here they took a chance and waited.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
This was the only photograph that told both sides of the game’s story. Well executed and nicely cropped. Not an easy shot to get but one we have seen before.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This picture is a solid spot news frame. Tells the whole the story and the caption is thick and well written.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Clearly the photographer got where they needed to be at the right moment and faced some challenging weather obstacles.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina
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Judges Comments:
This frame made the judges stop and laugh despite technical issues. A black cow at night is never easy to photograph.