Dec INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

The Citizen (Auburn, NY): Kevin Rivoli, Staff Photographer, Glen Gaston, Freelance Photographer. Judges notice that many images across all the categories could have benefitted from tighter cropping for greater impact.

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Photo captures the softer side of dad from the veteran deputy. Composition enhances this nuanced storytelling image.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
Quintessential Santa moment.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Robert Scheer, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This photo could have benefitted from cropping to a vertical eliminating the women on the far left who distracts from the moment.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
Emotional image that jumped out from the rest.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Photo could have used a slightly tighter and cleaner crop. Nice moment from an event that is most likely assigned every year.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Something different from a presser.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
Strongest story telling package in this category. A slightly tighter edit would have been more impactful.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Second best.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Fran Ruchalski, The Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
This collection of images tends to become redundant and could have benefitted from a tighter edit.

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Clear winner from the rest. Nice composition and use of light.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
Dramatic lighting helped this image.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Fran Ruchalski, The Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A little fun in the studio.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice peak action.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice peak action.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwes
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Judges Comments:
Judges liked this image for the composition. Would have liked a slightly tighter crop from the bottom to really make all those faces jump out.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Cleanly shot jubo.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
Artistic. Tighter cropping from top and bottom would have cleaned up and enhanced this image.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Nice moment but would have been stronger if cropped tighter from the right to keep judges from drifting to the right.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Fran Ruchalski, The Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Weak category. First place managed solid composition and light.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
A different look that caught our eye.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Fran Ruchalski, The Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Best of the rest.