Jan INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Judges: Gainesville Sun Staff Photographer Lauren Bacho and Orlando Sentinel Multimedia Journalist Patrick Connolly
Moment combined with composition made for the best photos in this months competition.

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwes
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Judges Comments:
Nice moment happening, but with good context behind the main subject. It is also well composed and keeps the eye moving across the entire image.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
This is a unique take on a very ordinary situation. This is an image we’ve never seen before.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This image shocked us with the backdrop of ice. Well composed with a nice moment and the caption was very informative with great context.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This is an excellent moment. It’s well composed and everything in the frame adds to the picture.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza/Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
With the picture of the deceased in the foreground you immediately know what the photo’s about. The hat, gloves and casket signers add context. We wish we could see more faces, but recognize that this is a sensitive situation and this was handled well.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwes
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Judges Comments:
This is an interesting situation that was also well shot. The moment is there and the orange colors help make the people pop against the grey winter sky.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This is a nicely composed moment after what is typically a visually boring event.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza/Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
This was the only entry, but it provides a nice comprehensive look at the ’78 team being honored. This would look great as a spread in print because there’s a lot of variety.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
We we’re drawn to the dramatic light in this photo. It’s clean and well composed.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
We don’t usually see wrestling photos that are shot this tight, but it works here. You grimace when you look as this photo and we love that.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
This is the definition of peak action. You can feel their pain. No limbs are cut off and you can see both faces.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
We like the low angle and no one’s limbs are cut off. Great layering and you can see everyone’s faces. A nice touch is that you can see both head coaches in the background as well.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This is a different unexpected moment then what we usually see from basketball games. The moment between mother and daughter is sweet and the sign adds a element of humor.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwes
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Judges Comments:
This is a fun moment that keeps you looking through the crowd at all the different expressions. This is something we see a lot at high school basketball, but not often photographed.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This is an exciting celebration moment and the photographer really made an effort to get close to the players and be a part of the huddle. It wouldn’t have been as effective from outside the circle.