4th Q. CLIP CONTEST WINNERS 2016

 

Judges:
Shawn Gust – chief photographer
Sofia Jaramillo – staff photographer
Jake Parrish – staff photographer
Yakima Herald-Republic

FEATURE:
FIRST: Rob Ostermaier, The Daily Press
SECOND: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press
THIRD: Rob Ostermaier, The Daily Press
HM: Heather Rousseau, Roanoke Times

Submissions were really solid in the features category. The first place image was chosen for its whimsical, “slice of life” quality. Good color and quiet moment in the second place image was pleasing. Third place image was a success by making an ordinary moment stand out through a unique perspective. We give honorable mention the military students eating pizza while cheering because, although a good image, there was a bit more potential for that moment.

NEWS:
FIRST: Lathan Goumas, The News & Advance
SECOND: Shelby Lum, Richmond Times-Dispatch
THIRD: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press

We felt this category could’ve been stronger. The first place image was a good example of a telling moment in a courtroom setting that conveyed the judge’s emotion. The image of the diver was unique, but prompted too many questions and lacked context,therefore not strong enough to place.

PORTRAIT:
FIRST: Jonathan Gruenke, The Daily Press
SECOND: Rob Ostermaier, The Daily Press
THIRD: Shelby Lum, Richmond Times-Dispatch

The winning image in this category shows creativity in the approach. Good use of light and the reflection highlighted both the subject and her craft in a unique way. The second place image shows resourcefulness in the way the photographer utilized technical skill to deal with a difficult background effectively. Third place images was clean and aesthetically pleasing, but try to avoid cutting off limbs, i.e. feet.

SPORTS:
FIRST: Aileen Devlin, Daily Press
SECOND: Daniel Lin, Daily News-Record
THIRD: Kristen Zeis, The Virginian-Pilot

First place image shows great peak action, capturing the competitiveness of the game. Great field position by the photographer went a long way in being able to capture the second place photo. We felt this was a unique football photo. The third place image was humorous and broke some of the traditional rules of sports photography. Bravo!

MULTIPLE:

FIRST: Kristen Zeis, The Virginian-Pilot
SECOND: Daniel Lin, Daily News-Record
THIRD: Kristen Zeis, The Virginian-Pilot

First place story has full narrative arch with strong moments. Photographer was able to gain access on an intimate level that helped in making compelling images. Second place story showcased an interesting annual community event that included lots of emotion. Good variety of images. Third place was a nice story — good moments, nice portraits, and uniquely made images.

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