Sep INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Ken Klotzbach, photo editor, Andrew Link, online editor, Joe Ahlquist, photojournalist, all with the Rochester (Minn.) Post Bulletin
Both the feature single and spot news categories were very strong and offered great discussion.

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Great moment! You can almost feel what’s happening in the photo.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Good light. Good composition. We really liked how the firefighters were evenly spaced out. Reminiscent of other symbolic flag photos.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
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Judges Comments:
We really liked how unique the float was, and felt that the photographer did a great job of capturing it.

Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We really liked the moment and the character of the subject, but ultimately decided to give it an HM rather than placing it higher because of the head in the corner.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Nice composition, great light, nice use of a shallow depth of field.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We liked the use of available light.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We liked the emotion in this photo. This photo might have placed higher with a tighter crop.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This felt like the best collection of images to us. Mostly because of the moments and facial expressions.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Solid coverage of an air show.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
This photographer did a good job of photographing multiple candidates, but the overall edit could have been tighter. The photo of the guy sitting in the rain was a great photo, and would have definitely won in a single category.

Portraits 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We loved the clean composition and the serious look on the kids face.

Portraits 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We liked the use of light in this portrait. More context in the photo would have placed this higher.

Portraits 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
The twins eyes grabbed us viewers and the composition grew on us.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Nikolas S Frazier, Journal & Courier
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Judges Comments:
We felt like this photo captured something you don’t always see during a golf tournament. It also had a nice clean composition.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Nikolas S Frazier, Journal & Courier
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Judges Comments:
This is a really great example of peak action.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Clean composition, and peak action of a moment that you don’t see every game.

Sports_Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We felt this photo captured the drama of the storm and the players waiting.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer:
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Judges Comments:
We really liked the composition of this photo, and the closeness really makes you feel present.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joe Garza, Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
This is a really solid jubilation photo.

Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Although not technically perfect, we felt the fact that the photographer was there immediately was impressive.

Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We really felt that the photographer was thinking outside the box and making good use of the light and shadow while successfully showing the scale of the fire.

Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
The judges went back and forth with this photo, but ultimately decided the use of light and composition made a good photo out of a tough situation.

Spot_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The color and closeness in this photo warranted an HM.