Nov Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop, 1st Place News


Judge Sandy Huffaker, San Diego, CA- Freelance for NY Times, Getty Images, The AP, Wall Street Journal, Corbis.
Sports was the strongest category. Multiple entries were weakest. Lots of very standard shots we’ve all seen before. Some these had great timing and expression.

F-Feature 1st Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
Judges Comments:
I like how the deer head and boy are posed at a vertical angle while everything else is straight. Shows a nice quiet moment and invokes much thought. The story/caption is a bit long winded and might almost take away from the image

F-Feature 2nd Place
Photographer: Joel Philippsen
Judges Comments:
Very abstract shot. I like how the focus is on the swirly smoke. Nice illumination from torch lights up those blue tones.

F-Feature 3rd Place
Photographer: Krista Schinagl, The Herald
Judges Comments:
Just a wonderful expression and honest moment. This would have help-up in both B&W and Color.

F-Feature HM Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
Judges Comments:
Seen this shot many times but the dog is in a nice clean zone which took a little planning.

GN-General_News 1st Place Cream of the Crop
Photographer: Matt Detrich/The Indianapolis St
Judges Comments:
Very nice use of reflection. This is a funeral shot you don’t see everyday. Tells a nice story in one image.

GN-General_News 2nd Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
Judges Comments:
I think humor is very difficult to achieve. Elliot Erwitt did it best. This darn right funny and the kudos to the photog. for capturing this.

GN-General_News 3rd Place
Photographer: Andrew Laker, The Republic
Judges Comments:
Nice angle. For some reason I kinda like seeing the food on their plates. It’s very graphic. Maybe straighten the horizon a bit.

GN-General_News HM Place
Photographer: Denny Simmons
Judges Comments:
Nice try. Photo does not quite stand on its’ own. Maybe part of a series.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place
Photographer: Joseph C. Garza, Tribune-Star
Judges Comments:
Nice collection of images. I don’t think converting to B&W helps this series. Color would have been a better choice. There are some nice emotional moments and tight, detail shots. Pretty textbook. I’d like to see photog. dig a bit deeper and maybe go home with one of the athletes.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place
Photographer: Justin Rumbach, The Herald
Judges Comments:
Good connection with subject(s). Photog took the time to become invisible. Nice job on getting her at home with good reaction.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place
Photographer: Charlie Nye
Judges Comments:
Photos are not very dynamic but give us a real nice little feel for this blacksmith shop. I can feel the heat in this shop and it also had a very antique , all american feel.

S-Sports 1st Place
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
Judges Comments:
Peak action, very sharp and well composed. Good all around action shot.

S-Sports 2nd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Star Pres
Judges Comments:
Great expression. This made the cut because some of the faces are seen clear through their arms. Was it luck or skill? I don’t know but it gave a really good jube shot a bit more to chew on.

S-Sports 3rd Place
Photographer: Jeri Reichanadter, The Star Pres
Judges Comments:
This is always a pretty tough shot to get . It’s been done many times but the timing is really nice. Might crop in on the left a bit.

S-Sports HM Place
Photographer: Chris Howell, The Herald-Times
Judges Comments:
Always a unique angle. What sets it a apart is the action to go along with the angle. Ball is in a good, clean spot.