Mar INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

James Gregg/ Deputy Director of Photography, Austin American-Statesman

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Sometimes details show so much more than an entire room can. This detail works graphically with the contrasts of the various sizes of hands but there is great energy in the various kids trying to all get their chance at once to compare themselves to the player. It leaves it to the imagination of the reader to all of the clamoring and shouting of excitement that must be going on.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Nice job by the photographer to choose their framing and let the action come together. Each subject has their own moment and expression and the arching snow framing the girl to the left gives a clean read within a photograph that has a lot to look at.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This scene contains some sweetness and calm to it but also tension. Malachi seems tense in his own world even though he is surrounded by the soft couch and plush toys, and his father petting the cat. It makes me wonder what is going on inside his head. Contrasting reds and blues help with the gentle conflict as well.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Well executed springtime photograph. The red breast and berry warm an otherwise cold background and the form of the robin is frozen just right.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
You don’t need this picture to be about the rifle, we get just enough of a sense of it. We don’t need to see a face to know what he stands for. This image is more about how publicly the man is making his statement. This is a more thoughtful approach that speaks to the topic rather than just one person.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This image is one in which you can feel the pain in Ms. Mays’ face, and tight was the way to get there.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
It’s nice to get a surprise from a political event, good job by the photographer to be paying attention to the crowd and not just the speakers.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This package had the most thoughtful and thorough images of the category. The lead image is quite strong. It made the cut out of this months group but would have benefited from a tighter edit,cutting 3-4 of the redundant images would have made it even stronger as a group.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
Nice game coverage overall, and a good mix of content from all areas of the competition, with the highs and lows of emotions to match.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This set benefits from the variety of details and people of the scene. Solid visual reporting from the event.

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
The photographer shows a good use of light in this image. Paying attention to the patterns in the background make a basic situation more interesting but also point us back to the subject.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
The environment here says as much about this man as the age on his face. Despite the clutter and crowded room we get a sense of his history all around him and a great face as well.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice and clean, well executed under limited circumstances.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Ouch! Peak action of an important moment in the game, even though it’s between the whistles.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Chet Strange | The Republic
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Judges Comments:
Nice juxtaposition of the boy interacting with the chaos on the other side of the glass.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
This action is a bit off-peak but the use of the low, wide-angle is a nice approach.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Great peak fan reaction moment from the young boys. Emotion wins this one, and it’s not always on the court.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Attention to detail makes this image, with all of the paper doll-like figures in shadows creating tension going after the ball. Icing on the cake is that the ball dots the “i”.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Rachel Mummey/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Sticking with the team to the locker room paid off, where the real emotion happens beyond the eyes of the fans. Access tips this one into third place.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
This player seems even more isolated within this circle, adding weight to his disappointment.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterna
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Judges Comments:
This is a refreshing approach to weather coverage, when thunderstorms for many communities has big news impact.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina
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Judges Comments:
Nice to have the sense of uncertainty in the eyes from the human and the canine, and leaving just enough of a clue from the overturned car to give the news context.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
Love the sense of humor when “disaster masters” are the scene of some chaos.