Mar Clip Contest Results

Judges

Judges: John Hart and Kayla Wolf, staff photographers at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Winners

Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
First award was a clear favorite with its tender moments, nice light and layers of interest.

Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Joseph Garza, Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
The childs expression and nice use of framing elevated the alpaca encounter image.

Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Appreciated the use of a slightly slowed shutter to add interest to a pretty routine event.

General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Joseph Garza, Tribune-Star
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Judges Comments:
Appreciated the simplicity and clean composition of the As Wednesday image.

General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Kelly Lafferty, Kokomo Tribune
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Judges Comments:
The moment between the primary subjects was appealing, but judges also like the background interactions as well.

General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Third place tells the story of loss in busy, but effective image.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We went back and forth on our first and second place selections in the multiple entry category. The sectional package could have easily pared out some redundant images, but there were enough strong photos, and diversity, to merit the top award.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Strong images from the memorial, but judges found themselves hoping to see another photograph or two to fill out the package.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jonah Hinebaugh, Logansport Pharos-Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Many nice moments in the nurse recognition event the scope of the event limited the variety of images to be captured a bit.

Portraits 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
We appreciated the loose framing of the coachs portrait, which allows the viewer to scan the space for insight into the subjects personality.

Portraits 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Clever use of framing draws the viewer in to this unique capture.

Portraits 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The COVID subjects expression illustrates the well-written and insightful caption quite well.

Sports_Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Great peak moment capture with a unique wide-angle perspective elevates this first place winner.

Sports_Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Judges appreciated the basketball foul image for its clean composition and peak action.

Sports_Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Michael Caterina, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Great moment that captures both the players and fans reacting to a big play.

Sports_Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
Really enjoyed this moment away from the action that captures the players emotion.

Sports_Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: MaCabe Brown, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
The best image in our opinion of many celebration moments in this category. Appears to illustrate a special relationship between the two players.

Sports_Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
Nicely-executed artistic look at a pretty routine situation.

Spot_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jeremy Hogan, Freelance
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Judges Comments:
Appreciated the layers of activity in this unique situation.

Spot_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Robert Franklin, South Bend Tribune
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Judges Comments:
Low angle vantage augments the precariousness of the situation.

Spot_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Denny Simmons, Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Judges thought the house fire image was the most dynamic of the remaining entries.