Feb INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Mike Clark and Casey Page Billings Gazette

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
Image:f_96-flowerwinner
Judges Comments:
Great moment and caption made this entry stand out.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:f_100-rainbow
Judges Comments:
Wonderful graphic composition and nice caption. Wished the church steeple wasn’t cropped off.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:f_63-snow
Judges Comments:
Nice juxtaposition of color. Wish the photographer had gotten the person’s name.

Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:f_100-ispy
Judges Comments:
A nice slice of life image but could have used more of a moment.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:gn_88-protest
Judges Comments:
Great moment. Could have used a tighter crop on the right. But the most newsworthy photo of the bunch.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:gn_88-warren
Judges Comments:
Interesting expression in a controlled environment.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sam Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
Image:gn_96-flooding
Judges Comments:
Could have easily just been a photo of water, but the birds elevate the image.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:m_100-shineschmitts_01
Judges Comments:
Against the other entries, this one had a nice variety of images and a good concise edit. The captions helped tell the story as well.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
Image:m_72-deafwrestler_01
Judges Comments:
Sounds like this young man has a great story. The captions in this entry helped tell the story, but wished his personality came through in the images and we could see more than just a wrestling practice.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
Image:m_57-layden-01
Judges Comments:
There were some great frames in this entry but overall the story needs a much tighter edit.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Doug McSchooler, Freelance
Image:sa_111-midair
Judges Comments:
Great moment, and something you don’t always get from a wrestling match. Nice use of the spotlight lighting in the arena.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:sa_78-01
Judges Comments:
Photos of diving players are always nice, but this one rises above with the mid-air player and the low angle. Wish the horizon had been straightened.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Doug McSchooler, Freelance
Image:sa_111-breath
Judges Comments:
The expression makes this photo rise above some of the other swimming images. Nice clean background.

Sports_Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
Image:sa_57-basketball
Judges Comments:
A nice expression and framing make this image stand out.

Sports_Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
Image:sf_57-loss
Judges Comments:
Great moment capturing jube and dejection. Nice use of long lens to compress image.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:sf_78-01
Judges Comments:
Nice job getting in there in the moment. Great facial expressions.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
Image:sf_1-run
Judges Comments:
Great horizontal lines and face. The graphic colors really make this shot.

Sports_Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:sf_100-victory
Judges Comments:
Good access and caption to tell this team’s story. A unique moment.

Sports_Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sf_63-wrestle
Judges Comments:
Good job looking for something different. Wish the sisters had been identified.