1st Quarterly Multi-Media Contest Winners Announced


Randy Greenwell
Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle

Kathleen Hennessy
Deputy Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle

Russell Yip
Picture Editor, San Francisco Chronicle


We were unable to view several of the Indianapolis Star entries. We tried on a number of browsers but they just wouldn’t work.

We are big fans of audio slideshows but none of those entered this month made the cut. They were either too long, didn’t follow a narrative path, had quality issues or were just plain uninteresting. It was a video sweep and it appears to be a one organization sweep! Here’s the rundown:


1st Poetry Slam
Name: Christopher Smith
Organization: The Times of Northwest Indiana

Sophisticated framing and razor sharp editing made this a favorite with the judges. It ran a little longer than we like but the narrative was clean.

2nd Dodgeball
Name: Christopher Smith
Organization: The Times of Northwest Indiana

Again, the editing is really tight. The visuals weren’t quite as crisp as first place and the story stalled at the end.

3rd Super Sunday
Name: Christopher Smith
Organization: The Times of Northwest Indiana

A fun way to cover the Super Bowl without covering the Super Bowl. Compelling moments sprinkled throughout but the editor probably should have stopped after the parking lot celebration. The last two situations seemed a little tacked-on.

All Entries

Name: Steve Linsenmayer
Organization: The News-Sentinel

Pothole Patrol
The city makes its annual assault on potholes.

Cutting Comments into Art
Ugandan artist Fred Mutebe displays his work and his committment

FAME: An education in the arts
Annual music and arts festival for elementary school students.

Name: Ellie Bogue
Organization: The News-Sentinel

South African Harmonies
South African Boys Choir during a recent

In the Line of Honor
A recent rehearsal of the Fort Wayne Police and Fire departments bagpipe and drum band.

Name: Jon L Hendricks
Organization: The Times

Whiting Service Closes Its Doors
Last days before closing for Whiting Service Auto Repair

Indiana Ballet Company Demonstrations
Ballerinas teach kids ballet

Name: Natalie Battaglia
Organization: The Times of Northwest Indiana

St. Baldrick’s Day
Students and teachers donate their hair for children with cancer.

Classic Movie Theaters
Five independent movie theaters in Lake County, Indiana

Name: Christopher Smith
Organization: The Times of Northwest Indiana

Super Sunday
The ups and downs of Super Bowl Sunday in Chicago

PATH Charity Dodgeball Tournament

Poetry Slam

TF North High School aims for 4th straight Chicago Louder Than Bomb Poetry Slam title

Name: Jim Rider
Organization: South Bend Tribune

On a Mission for Metal
Myron Jones scraps metal for a living

Name: Matt Detrich
Organization: The Indianapolis Star

Side By Side
The best-of-the-best young musicians work with the Indianapolis Symphonic Orchestra to help them grow as musicians as well as prepare for a concert

Indiana Girls 3A State Basketball Finals
Indiana 3A IHSAA State Girls High School Basketball Finals

Indiana Girls 2A State Basketball Finals
Indiana 2A IHSAA State Girls High School Basketball Finals

Name: Charlie Nye
Organization: Indianapolis Star

Robot Competition at Purdue
High School robotics teams build robots and compete against time, other schools

Colts Parade and Rally
Parade and rally to honor Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts

How to make ginger salmon
Video of how to grill salmon

Name: Sam Riche
Organization: The Indianapolis Star

Boys Basketball State Championships
Boys State Basketball Championships at Conseco Fieldhouse

Off The Record
Exclusive new song from local singer /songwriter

Super Bowl DVD
Super Bowl DVD release party at local theater