May INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

The North State Journal staff photographers: Eamon Queeney, Madeline Gray and Christine T. Nguyen

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/ The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Nicely layered and composed. Fun moment, great faces. This photo rose to the top quickly.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Really bizarre, creepy moment. Clean frame. Great job getting a great moment despite bad light. Perfect mirrored image – great job waiting for that right person to come along. Wish it was toned better.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
This photo made people laugh right away. Clean composition. Kid has great attitude.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
This was a funny moment though the goat and person gets a little lost in the frame. Could have been cropped a bit to get rid of lights at the top.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
Most surprising frame showing something in a unique way. Good job getting close – photographer showed a lot of commitment to get a unexpected angle.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
Perfectly composed – great tone and moment.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Alex Slitz / Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Perfect moment from a common scene. Could use a crop off the left and bottom.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The kid’s body language and inclusion of the balloons really make the photo. Well considered composition.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/ The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This story stood out because of the variety of angles, moments, compositions. There were two too many running photos but otherwise a nice collection of images. This was the weakest category by far – unfortunately.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
There are a few frames that make this look like the beginning of a really compelling story. Photographer needs to stick with this subject and follow him home and outside the gym.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
A few photos with good moments and a variety of compositions. Could have used a tighter edit.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS
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Judges Comments:
Epic and funny moment; clean, tight scene with a perfectly storytelling caption. kudos.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
Common, clean baseball shot made interesting with a perfectly timed ball and great expression.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
Tight, clean, peak moment with a good face and good light. Should have been cropped tighter due to loss of hand.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/ The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Beautiful moment, beautiful tone, great composition. Photo was shot just tight enough.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
Angle from up high was perfect for this photo. A bit of a tighter crop from left would have emphasized the hands.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Great light, great face. Perfect peak moment of jube.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Alex Slitz / Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Unexpected moment of girl biting trophy. Background is a little distracting.