Sep INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

Sep INPA Clip Contest Results

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Judges

The East Bay Times/Oakland Tribune, Laura Oda, senior visuals editor, Jane Tyska and Jose Carlos Fajardo, staff photojournalists

Winners

Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Nice moment and good find on the photographer’s part.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Doug McSchooler, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Nice use of high angle for cool composition and pattern while still telling the story.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Nice light, composition and angle. Here in California we like that the picture also has a news hook. Sorry about the smoke!

General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Good emotion and nice moment made this picture stand out.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
We liked the interesting angle and reaction of one of the subjects. Liked the scene-setting aspect.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Powerful storytelling sign of the times. The eyes of the subject on the right help make the picture.

General_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Nice photo with great emotion, but if the photo was cropped differently it would have given it a better chance of placing higher up.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This was the strongest set of pictures in an otherwise light and weak category. Could have benefitted from a tighter edit and organization of images, but some nice frames here.

Portraits 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We like the subject’s body language, the clean background and nice light.

Portraits 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Moody and edgy picture that does a good job of telling the story of the haunted house.

Portraits 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
The expression on the woman’s face made this one a winner along with the clean background and storytelling aspect of the sign.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
The peak action, nice light and clean background made this one stand out.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
A very nicely layered volleyball picture with a lot going on in the background and a clean crop.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Loved the unusual body language and facial expression here.

Sports_Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Nice peak action with a lot of subtle elements going on in the frame.

Sports_Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Really nice light during a moment where the photographer was keeping an eye on something different.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
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Judges Comments:
Great expressions and moment of team unity with a nice clean background shot from above.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Marlena Sloss, The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Good low angle and moment here. Photographer was paying attention.

Sports_Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
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Judges Comments:
Fun moment and we enjoyed the different reactions of the students.