Jan INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

Jan INPA Clip Contest Results

| Click to open winners gallery |

Judges

Michael G. Seamans and others Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:f_78-outfits
Judges Comments:
This picture is peak moment with joyful emotion that is very engaging.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:f_100-kidney
Judges Comments:
Another nice moment. The quiet scene and the interaction of grandma and her grandchildren is well framed with beautiful light.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:f_100-military
Judges Comments:
This picture is really fun. The juxtaposition of the kid and the cheerleaders posters is well executed.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:gn_88-polarbear
Judges Comments:
A surreal moment from an everyday assignment that made an arresting image. That’s one unhappy polar bear-like character. It’s a happy picture… like a polar bear in water kind of happy.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Tim Bath, Kokomo Tribune
Image:gn_54-mlk
Judges Comments:
We sat on this picture for a long time. It’s such a unique way to photograph the Martin Luther King Day celebration. The moment and composition with the pairing of MLK’s image and Keyton is really powerful.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
Image:gn_72-mlk
Judges Comments:
Well executed routine march photo. The light is really interesting. Is it reflected light? Is it fill flash?

General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
Image:gn_57-homecoming
Judges Comments:
A nice moment. The exposure on this was the only real critique we have for the picture but worthy of Honorable Mention.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Kaitlynn Sullivan, Dubois County Herald
Image:m_132-unagranfamilia_01
Judges Comments:
First of all, this category was incredible. Every single entry was worthy of recognition. And there were over 10 stories submitted. We want to judge your clips again if for nothing else, an opportunity to look at your photo stories.

first place offered us an intimate look in to this family’s life. Every single picture carried in to the next. And each picture was filled with layers of information. The photographer obviously fostered a really great relationship with the Villarreal family that yielded some intimate pictures.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kaitlynn Sullivan, Dubois County Herald
Image:m_132-supersized-service_01
Judges Comments:
High level of visual craftsmanship. It could have easily been a dull story but it was graphically interesting to look at. And all of the photos were well constructed visually with just the right balance of detail, sense of place and connection to community.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:m_100-mailman_01
Judges Comments:
This was another creative and well executed story. Each image carried to the next that brought the viewer in to the world Matt Lorey. This story is making me consider applying to the USPS!

Multiple_Entry HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
Image:m_100-juanita_01
Judges Comments:
This was a tiny story that would, on a lucky day, get buried somewhere in the local section deep inside. This story gave the reader a window in to Juanita’s life to give some gravity to the recognition bestowed on her by the mayor. The pictures were solid with some nice moments. We are rewarding effort and execution. This is photojournalism.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
Image:sa_83-crispus-cathedral
Judges Comments:
This picture won first place for many reasons. It is a peak reaction. The reward for sticking with the play after the whistle. The opposing reactions read well with the added bonus of the ball. Great job!

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sa_63-zleap
Judges Comments:
Great peak action. But toning hurt this image. It’s over exposed. A little more attention to the toning process would really elevate this picture. It’s tack sharp with both faces visible. One of the players is airborne. Really well executed.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
Image:sa_1-kick
Judges Comments:
Great action with many layers. The picture really brings you into the environment. The judges are curious… Was there a foul and what was the call?

Sports_Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sa_63-bubble
Judges Comments:
This was such a great category that we were still discussing at great length the Honorable mention winner. Part of what you want to see out of a sports photo is who the competitors are. This is a well executed picture that would make any editor or page designer happy.

Sports_Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sa_63-zdive
Judges Comments:
Lucky you! This was the other picture that we really liked. The texture of the wavy water and the hair spike made this stand out.

Sports_Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sf_63-move
Judges Comments:
This has everything. Everyone in the crowd is in the same zone and engaged in the impending outcome of the moment. It could use a crop up from the bottom. But otherwise, a well executed and great eye.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:sf_78-doh
Judges Comments:
Another great picture with multiple layers and great emotion.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
Image:sf_83-blue-iv
Judges Comments:
We all laughed when we saw this and agreed this was a slice of the game.

Sports_Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Nikolas S Frazier, Journal & Courier
Image:sf_131-foulcall
Judges Comments:
We liked this picture and the engagement of the crowd with the player. The angle hurt this shot, which is to no fault of the photographer. But it was a hard read to get to the referee making the call from the crowd and the player.