Jul INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

David LaBelle and David Foster, Kent State University Photojournalism professors.

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
There is no substitute for humor. Though it takes a few seconds, all faces and bodies work together as a frame to lead us to the great expression.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
The news value of the image helps elevate it above a general feature. The framing and body language make it a winner.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Strong action and reaction in this image – humor and good faces

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Well organized. Wonderful composition and good timing, a simple, yet sophisticated image most of us would have been happy to make. Could easily be first or second place.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Wonderful frame and composition. Quick read that has subtile power. But we almost moved this to HM when we noticed there was not a name given for the subject.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Good composition that aids readers in understanding the story quickly. Having the person in the background to give this quiet image life and scale also helps.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
There is a quiet power and strength to this image. It is rare to see, let alone capture such an intimate moment in this setting. The comfort and personal touch in the image reads quickly.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/Princeton Daily
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Judges Comments:
Even though most of have made many pictures of kids on the shoulders of adults, this picture, with the caption, is an excellent example of common scenes having power to engage and communicate.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
Solid coverage of a small slice of a national story. Photographer is to be commended for visually dissecting the scene and including neighborhood reaction. That the photographer captured Jarod completes the package.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Charlie Nye
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Judges Comments:
This could easily have been first place. Photographer covered all the angles during this crazy event. Good lensing, good variety, tight faces. The only thing I felt lacking was something “intimate” before or after the public performance. -LaBelle

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
As far as a wedding goes, this is good, traditional coverage. Varying angles and focal lengths makes for a solid, professional job of an event. The first picture sets the tone and probably has the most “real” emotion.

Multiple_Entry HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
As with every package in this category, this a quick formula shoot from an event. The photographer did a good job of introducing the story and capturing faces and emotions in a limited time frame. It would be more interesting to dive deeper and do a thorough story on the culture of these contests.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place Cream of the Crop 55 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Just beautiful! Pleasant surprise to see something that’s been done before, done better. Perspective, lensing is is appreciated.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This was a close bet for first place. Nice to see someone take a risk to use a slow shutter. The image has great poetic motion, and the sharp background paid off.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Good negative space, motion and color.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The image has wonderful texture, which invites the viewer to study the image more closely.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Nice framing and tight action, excellent timing. The large American flag doesn’t hurt, either.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Love storytelling pictures. Great job using all of the frame. Nice cause and effect.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
Wonderful, quiet moment with beautiful energy and composition. Certainly a photograph that would find a better home on slick magazine than dingy newsprint.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Matt Detrich/Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This category enjoyed several strong, excellent reaction pictures. When it came down to it, this image, this expression and body language kept drawing us in.