Jan INPA Clip Contest Results

Cream of the Crop

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Judges

Judges from Treasure Coast Newspapers in Stuart, Florida: Photo editor: Kelly Rogers Staff Photographers: Xavier Mascareñas, Leah Voss, Jeremiah Wilson, Molly Bartels

 

Winners

F-Feature 1st Place Cream of the Crop 60 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
It’s the only one in this category that really made us feel something. The photographer did a good job of being in the right spot to get this intimate moment. Strong caption information as well.

F-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
It’s a well composed shot at a unique moment from what could have been a pretty ordinary assignment.

F-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Alisha Jucevic/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This could have been a pretty dry assignment, but the photographer did a good job recognizing the fun personality of the subject.

F-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Kelly Wilkinson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
We liked the graphic nature of this shot. It was well seen and exposed in difficult lighting. They used the lighting to their advantage.

GN-General_News 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
We liked the up-close nature of this shot and the emotion of everyone in the frame. We wish the caption included a name(s) and a quote.

GN-General_News 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
Solid frame of a tough moment. The cutline could have been cleaner and more concise. Refraining from cliches (shed a tear) would have been beneficial.

GN-General_News 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The photographer did a good job getting a different perspective for this shot. Nice backlight. Nice frame no matter who the subjects were.

Multiple_Entry 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Jenna Watson, The Indianapolis Star
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Judges Comments:
The subject matter lends itself to strong, emotional moments, but it could have been stronger with more shot variety.

Multiple_Entry 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Alex Slitz, The Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
Nice, solid shot variety. Great sense of place, but lacking in feeling and connection.

Multiple_Entry 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
This could have benefitted from a tighter edit and some more unique perspectives.

SA-Sports-Action 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
This was a solid category, but we kept coming back to this one. Great execution on all levels.

SA-Sports-Action 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
We liked this photo because it keeps you looking all the way through it. We liked the different perspective and the focused expression on all the faces.

SA-Sports-Action 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: AJ Mast, Independent Photojournalist
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Judges Comments:
We liked the dramatic moment and how the light adds to the drama.

SA-Sports-Action HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Mykal McEldowney, The Indianapol
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Judges Comments:
Great energy with the player entering from the left. Good crop. Technically sound.

SF-Sports-Feature 1st Place 50 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
We kept coming back to this photo. It’s intimate and intense. Background has good information. Nice triangle shape made with the player’s face, the hand and the coach.

SF-Sports-Feature 2nd Place 40 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
Well seen scene. Good use of aperture and lens choice.

SF-Sports-Feature 3rd Place 30 Points
Photographer: Sarah Ann Jump/The Herald
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Judges Comments:
This is what you hope to get when you go into a locker room after a game. Nice moments happening around the frame.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: Alex Slitz, The Evansville Courier & Press
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Judges Comments:
This was a different approach and we are rewarding the unique point of view.

SF-Sports-Feature HM Place 10 Points
Photographer: DENNY SIMMONS / COURIER & PRESS
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Judges Comments:
Nice moment and helpful caption information. The composition seemed a little off with the open space at the top.