May INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Jennifer Hauck, Valley News Chief Photographer James M. Patterson, Valley News Staff Photographer August Frank, Valley News Intern

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
The photographer captured a tender moment with a clean and simple composition that gives context for the scene.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We enjoyed the symmetry and the subtle moment in this image. Both helped the photo rise above what could have been an average scene.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This photo immediately drew a laugh with its clean composition surreal subject.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
There is a casual connection between the officer and student in this photo. It’s cleanly composed. The choice to use monochrome helps us focus on the subjects and the moment between them. Was the image published in monochrome?

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The contrast between the seriousness of the adults faces and the curiosity on the child’s face is striking.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This was our favorite of the graduation photographs submitted. It is clean and direct, but we thought a different crop or waiting for a different moment could have elevated it.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The majority of stories in this category were process oriented. Nearly all of the entries could have been edited more tightly for redundancy.

This photographer gave us a variety of moments, compositions and a couple surprises, helping it rise to the top. Like many entries in the category, it’s a simple, process oriented story that could have improved with a tighter edit and more of a narrative.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
There are some tender moments here. We wondered if Higgins experienced more of a range of emotions than were portrayed in the story. The entry could have improved with a tighter edit.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The photographer got some rare access for this story. A tighter edit could a have helped.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
This image showed us an unexpected moment that could have changed the outcome of the race.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
Clean, and simple, we enjoyed the light and the jumper’s flying braid.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Fran Ruchalski, The Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This is a humorous image, though we wished for a cleaner background.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
We enjoyed the similar, but opposing reactions here.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
This was the most telling of the Indianapolis 500 reaction images. It’s an offbeat moment showing the unintended consequences of jubilation.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
A cleanly captured, peak moment of celebration.