Mar INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Judges wee Michele Cardon, Director of Photography and Paul Bersebach, Photo Editor at the Orange County (CA) Register.

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo T
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Judges Comments:
First place was a sweet interaction with the horse and the girl. We liked how they were eye to eye.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo T
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Judges Comments:
This had a strong composition that keeps you eye moving around the frame. Coupled with the uniqueness of catching popcorn.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwes
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Judges Comments:
Felt the photographer had a good rapport with the subject. Good job being a fly on the wall and isolating the subject.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo T
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Judges Comments:
Loved the quality of light and the low angle.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
Nice symmetry of the faces. Looked like the photographer thought ahead about his angle and captured a poignant moment.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo T
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Judges Comments:
Great expressions and long lens isolated the subjects to make them pop.

GN-General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown / Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Liked the interaction of the girls eyes and the priest. Nice and clean. Vertical crop made for more impact.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Every photo was solid in this story. Photographer has a lot of great moments away from the court.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
A nice variety of images from cheerleaders to fans to on-court action.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nice end of game moments.

Multiple_Entry HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
Liked the variety of images from details to overalls. Photographer did a good job covering this, wish there were stronger moments.

Multiple_Entry HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty Gerber | Kokomo T
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Judges Comments:
Strong images, however too many were shot from the same camera perspective.

P-Portrait 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
We liked the interaction between the two with his attentiion on her. Liked the candidness of the moment. Photographer had good rapport with the subjects coupled with nice light.

P-Portrait 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan
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Judges Comments:
Liked the shallow depth of field coupled with the b&w and the toning added to the gritty-ness of the subject.

P-Portrait 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza/Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
Could have benefitted from better toning but still a nice frame.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
We liked the low angle and the dark ceiling to make the subject pop. Nice timing and layering.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
this was a hard category to judge because there were so many good entries.
For second we liked the struggle between the players and just the arms coming in from the left.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
We liked the balance and cleanness of the photo. Nice crop to include just the essential elements. We would be happy if we came back with this frame from a game.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
Very strong image in a competitive category. We applaud the photographer for being able to get this frame.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
Good execution and timing.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
Loved the moment, wished the leg in the foreground wasn’t there.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza
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Judges Comments:
We liked that the photographer puts the viewer right on the court. Great reaction. Toning and crop maximized the impact of the image.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
We liked the unusual angle, composition and the intensity of the cheerleaders.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
Liked the great faces in the crowd and the interaction between the player and the fans.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina/SouthBendTribune
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Judges Comments:
This was a fun photo and we liked the player and the fan mirroring each other.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown / Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We haven’t seen this photo before and we liked the joyous reaction of the cheerleaders.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: JCG
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Judges Comments:
Solid wave photo.

SN-Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Tribune Photo/MICHAEL CATERINA
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Judges Comments:
We thought this was an image most readers would react to. We liked the hustle of the photographer to get to the scene quickly to capture the rescued dog.

SN-Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Photo seems to tell a little story.

SN-Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
This was an eye catching image and the man in the window makes it work.