Sep Clip Contest Results

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Judges
Thanks for sharing your great work. Picture editors Jeff McAdory and John Sale did the judging at The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tenn.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This is a funny picture. We wish we had the names of the kids in it and knew what they’re talking about.

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
It’s a busy scene but the photographer’s selective focus really makes this feature picture work.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Great layering and composition to pull an informative, novel and entertaining picture out of a pretty dry situation. Although maybe you photographers in Indiana shoot great soil judging pictures routinely. All we get is clay around here.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Action. Moment. Repitition. A good example of capturing a scene within the scene.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This is a wonderful story-telling photo. It’s impressive that the photographer saw it like this.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Composition, composition, composition. Add to that the fact that we’re looking out at a crime scene from within. In other words, we’re not in there with the cops, we’re putting a face on it. Nice work.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
It’s hard for us to pick between two excellent funeral photos and the Notre Dame feature. This one touched us the most, in a sad way. We don’t know if that’s a legitimate reason to win, but it sure is a strong picture among other strong candidates.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Another awesome picture.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Great photo

Multiple_Entry 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This photographer covered this news story thoroughly. He or she also shot this story in a way that makes the photographer disappear and the humanity of the subjects front and center. There are no technical or visual tricks. It’s just hard-working honest coverage of a powerful story.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
A tightly edited mix of moments, details and performers shows the good vibrations at a folk festival

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
A mostly pictorial essay on a drive-in theatre complex takes third place. It’s visually dramatic, although the photographer seemed to struggle making the more journalistic pictures of people match the style of the pictorial essay. Yet it’s a strong effort, well seen.

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Rob Goebel/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Your group does an exemplary job taking real pictures of real events. So maybe as a group you don’t get stuck trying to make something out of nothing with portraits. So the portraits aren’t your strongest category. But that’s a good thing. Not to say that there aren’t some wonderfully seen and expressive portraits in this entry. Like this one.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
The news behind this scene elevates the portrait.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Nice light, color, background and body language. The subject is clearly at ease being photographed.

S-Sports 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: James Brosher, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Great action and an unusual moment.

S-Sports 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This is a really nice winner/loser reaction photo. It’s active and emotional.

S-Sports 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This is a really nice action picture from a Friday night prep game under lights. The difficulty factor goes way up at a high school game and this is an awesome catch.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We’re questioning ourselves over choosing a cat rescue picture for first. But the human drama photos really don’t compete. This is a fine picture, and we bet readers loved it.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
It’s an unusual news scene. The photographer has a good angle. All the elements are present.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
nice reation photo.