Jun INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

Jun INPA Clip Contest Results

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Judges

Heather Khalifa & David Maialetti / The Philadelphia Inquirer.

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:f_78-syncdrink
Judges Comments:
This jumped out immediately as a first place image. Initially we thought it was a genuine moment until reading the caption, though we still think its a strong image.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:f_63-cat
Judges Comments:
A nice find and moment by the photographer

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Macabe Brown, Courier & Press
Image:f_116-momo
Judges Comments:
We liked the natural movement and motion of the kids.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:gn_78-antimask
Judges Comments:
This was the strongest general news image in the group with good composition.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:gn_88-rain
Judges Comments:
A nice find, looking away from the actual news event. We found it ironic the anti-vaxxer was intimidated by the rain…

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:gn_88-helicopters
Judges Comments:
We struggled with this image. There was so much potential here to make a stronger frame. It was difficult to read initially, but still a bizarre scene for the photographer to make an image with little to no notice.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
Image:m_72-bookbinder_01
Judges Comments:
This series had the strongest collection of images. We felt there were too many detail shots and the take could have been tighter. But overall the photographer made something interesting out of a low-energy assignment.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
Image:m_57-speedway_01
Judges Comments:
There were some nice single images in here, but overall the series was redundant with too many crowd shots. We would have loved to see a variety of detail shots, action shots and different moments.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
Image:m_78-challenger_001
Judges Comments:
The lead image in this series was very strong, along with some single images in the set. The approach was too broad as far as covering the event; we would have liked to see the photographer explore one player or storyline as a photo essay.

Portraits 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Michelle Pemberton, The Indianapolis Star
Image:p_156-expo
Judges Comments:
Great expression, very natural. This portrait made us feel like we knew her. The lighting was nice and was all-around a strong photo.

Portraits 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
Image:p_99-peterson
Judges Comments:
We liked the composition of the classic basketball pose with the mural behind the player.

Portraits 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
Image:p_72-kwazar
Judges Comments:
A nice, clean portrait that we feel could have been a bit tighter to make it stronger.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
Image:sa_96-catchandroll
Judges Comments:
The players eye really makes the photo and pulls you into the image.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
Image:sa_96-secondbaseslide
Judges Comments:
Nice image for second base, the body language of the player makes it unique

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Doug McSchooler, Freelance
Image:sa_111-trackbattle
Judges Comments:
We like the choice of position the photographer took to make this image work. We did wonder if the image would have been stronger if the photographer exposed more for the highlights to emphasize the sun.

Sports_Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Samantha Owens, Evansville Courier & Press
Image:sf_96-celebrate
Judges Comments:
A nice moment of raw emotion and well-composed image

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kale Wilk, The Times of Northwest Indiana
Image:sf_99-shakamak
Judges Comments:
Everyone looking at the ball along with the fan diving really makes this photo work.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Joseph Garza, Tribune-Star
Image:sf_80-score
Judges Comments:
This image would have been stronger had the umpire not been in the frame. Otherwise a good celebratory moment.

Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
Image:sn_63-shooting
Judges Comments:
The emotion of the image elevated it to first.

Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:sn_88-03
Judges Comments:
A unique scene to see the women use their cell phones to navigate the flooding.

Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
Image:sn_88-crash
Judges Comments:
the scene overall and access is what made this photo. We wish the caption provided more information as to who the person is in the photo.

Spot_News HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
Image:sn_72-fedexmassshooting
Judges Comments:
This was a nice moment. It would have been helpful if the caption explained where this photo was made to put into context where they were.