May INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

The judges were Gillette News Record photographers August Frank and Rhianna Gelhart. The photos that most attracted us were the unexpected moments. Photographers that waited for the right moment, that looked beyond the typical and were paying attention to the scene were rewarded.
Most of the multiple entrees could have used tighter edits and a wider variety of scenes. When putting a story together ask yourself what an individual photo says about the story, and take out any photos that say the same thing.

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Wonderful found moment, lighting and cleanly shot in a setting that can often be chaos. The photographer nailed it with this image.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Very funny moment and excellent way to show the moving of a statue. Nice seeing.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
We love this found moment of a little girl having some fun at a farmers market. Could have placed hire if caption had the names of the people.

Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This was best of the numerous graduation pictures. The photographer got lucky they pulled out the silly string, and the face of the middle guy makes the picture.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Good job on the photographer on first of all seeing some great lighting and second, being patient and waiting for their shot. Very nicely done.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Great emotion in this picture, and well done focusing in close on the man and getting a clean background. The photographer gets some extra points for the access they were able to get.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
This was the best of the protest photos we saw. We liked how it showed a side of apprehension and a tense situation, compared to what you usually see in photos of protests.

General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Joe Garza, Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
A very quiet moment with good emotion. The photographer was paying attention.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Of the multiple entrees this one gave us the most variety of images and moments in this girls life. Good job to the photographer for sticking with the subject.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
This entry had good variety of images and had some standout pictures. The story could also have been edited down to the key moments, just using four or five of these images could tell this story just as well.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Image four of the man exiting the excavator places this entry. This entry also showed multiple sides of the issue where other entries had too many similar or redundant images to place. We would recommend working the scene a little more for a story like this.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joe Garza, Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
This photo stopped us in our tracks, perfect peak action moment with a face, a ball and some impact. Nice use of a long lens to capture the moment.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown, Courier & Press
Image:sa_116-fall
Judges Comments:
Like the first place image, this one also is great peak action seeing the long jumper face planting in a rare moment. Good choice on crop as well.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The photographer here was waiting and planning their shots ahead of time. Nice use of lines and aesthetic to get a picture of the winner.

Sports_Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
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Judges Comments:
We liked how things lined up, from the runner to the umpire and down to the catcher.

Sports_Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
It can be difficult shooting the losing team, and this photographer found the perfect moment to show an 11-0 loss. The expression on her face, clean background and excellent lighting completes the photo.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
This photo had an almost surreal calm before the storm feel to it. The photographer made excellent use of lines and placement of the driver in the photo.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Very funny moment and nice clean background. Good job to the Photographer for keeping an eye out for different types of offbeat moments.

Sports_Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
Image:sf_83-kentucky-derby
Judges Comments:
Nice job to the photographer for capturing the moment of celebration between jockey and owner and keeping things focused on them with a clean background.