|Category||Division||Place||Publication||Credit||Entry Title||Judge’s Comments|
|Columns||4-Year University||1st||CSU Chico-The Orion||Joseph Rogers||HIV / AIDS||A very powerful piece that clearly illustrates the stigma and its emotional toll on you. I dig how everything cuts to the chase and speaks from the heart. Excellent job. Keep this for your portfolio.|
|Columns||4-Year University||2nd||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Arthur Wang||Kanye Western party and its aftermath||Kanye: A great, thought-provoking piece that shows why the issue of cultural appropriation is far more complex than what's argued by many moral absolutists these days.
Free Speech: Not as strong as the Kanye piece since your argument could have been more concise. But you did thoroughly explore many accusations that free speech is supposedly dead. I like how you challenge readers to think more about the controversy at hand than rushing to judgement.
|Columns||2-Year College||1st||Santa Ana College-El Don||Izabella Santana||Growing Pains, Electric Haze, Actors Breaking Barriers||Izabella does a fantastic job taking general social issues and framing them as campus-life issues, in each of these examples bolstering her columns with the voices of on-campus experts and others in her community.|
|Columns||2-Year College||2nd||Ohlone College-The Monitor||Brianne O'Sullivan||Many writers tackled national issues without focusing on a direct campus or personal angle, but Brianne's entries are strongly written, well reasoned and assertive with a clear, deliberate message and perspective. Well done.|
|Columns||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Ellis Becker||Through Thick and Thin|
|Columns||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Benjamin Most||Pocket Man|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||4-Year University||1st||UC Santa Barbara-The Daily Nexus||Juliet Bachtel, Josh Ortiz||The Principles Against Intolerance||This piece does a good job of taking a current issue and giving it context from diverse viewpoints. I especially like the mix of expert and student opinions. The lede and ending wrap up the piece nicely.|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||4-Year University||2nd||CSU Long Beach-Daily 49er||Valerie Osier||No paperwork no pay: Student president goes unpaid without documentation||This story presents the sides of a local undocumented situation and its affects, which makes the reader think a lot about the national issue of undocumented residents. Great job!|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||2-Year College||1st||Ohlone College-The Monitor||Staff||Excellent coverage of a relevant topic on college campuses and elsewhere. Comprehensive, well-sourced and personal. First-person story is a real plus for the story.|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||2-Year College||2nd||City College of San Francisco-The Guardsman||Patrick Fitzgerald, Marco Siler-Gonzales, Audrey Garces & Otto Pippenger||Important topic that has tremendous impact on the future of the college. Very detailed coverage with reporters who firmly grasp the significance or what they are writing. The story could have incorporated more explanation and background (or even a clearly written nut graph) to clearly outline the importance o each story... related to the bigger picture.|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||High School||1st||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Hannah Holzer||Are we losing connectivity?|
|Enterprise News Story or Series||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Su Jin Nam||In Harm's Way|
|Feature Photo||4-Year University||1st||Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles Loyolan||Sophie Broide||Brandon Brown|
|Feature Photo||4-Year University||2nd||CSU Bakersfield-The Runner||AJ Alvarado||Parade honors service members|
|Feature Photo||2-Year College||1st||City College of San Francisco-The Guardsman||Ekevara Kitpowsong||Muralist immortalizes local leaders||This photo is a testament to the photographer's technical ability as well as the ability to recognize and capture a heartfelt moment. Great focus, color and framing. A truly beautiful portrait!|
|Feature Photo||2-Year College||2nd||Southwestern College-The Sun||Bianca Elena Quilantan||What A Piece of Work Man Is||Great choice by the photographer to bring the viewer close to Jorge—from his gaze to his half-smile, his face tells his story. Strong technical ability as well—great use of lighting and focus.|
|Feature Photo||High School||1st||Archbishop Riordan High School - The Crusader||Damon Cruz||Band on the run||A nice moment. It should have run much larger.|
|Feature Photo||High School||2nd||The Castro Valley High School Olympian||Brittany Bracy||Talent show||A little dark and grainy but the activity is nice.|
|General Excellence||4-Year University||1st||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Staff||Daily Bruin||Well done! Great layout, great use of graphics and excellent photos.
Design is appealing.
Writing is top notch.
Only real criticism is put the staff box at the bottom of the page instead of the top.
|General Excellence||4-Year University||2nd||CSU Chico-The Orion||Staff||Well done. Design and layout are compelling and draw the reader in.
Nice use of graphics throughout. Good story selection and news play.
Issue 12 Page 1 suggestion to keep the trash story as the main story, place the noise story below the fold or on another page. It was confusing, led me to think it was part of the trash story.
Writing decent. Some better than others.
Sports, same volleyball photo in both submitted issues.
|General Excellence||2-Year College||1st||Santa Ana College-El Don||Staff|
|General Excellence||2-Year College||2nd||City College of San Francisco-The Guardsman||Staff|
|General Excellence||High School||1st||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Staff||This is a remarkable newspaper - very clean, comprehensive, and professional looking. Good photography and photo illustrations, clean layout, excellent selection of stories, including some potentially controversial ones which were delicate but forthrightly handled. Well done.|
|General Excellence||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Henry Vogel, Eugenia Ko||Very slick and well-thought-out newspaper. Love the pieces on stress at home and other features content. Nice illustration, good story concepts. Well done all around.
|Illustration||4-Year University||1st||CSU Fullerton-Daily Titan||Natalie Goldstein||Mass shootings becoming cultural|
|Illustration||4-Year University||2nd||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Courtney Tran||Who Gets to Dream?|
|Illustration||2-Year College||1st||Ohlone College-The Monitor||Ivan Vargas|
|Illustration||2-Year College||2nd||Ohlone College-The Monitor||Shuai Liu|
|Illustration||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Vivian Lin||More Strain, Less Gain|
|Illustration||High School||2nd||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Olivia Heppell||Different holiday traditions|
|News Photo||4-Year University||1st||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Daniel Alcazar||Black Lives Matter||There were several other protest photos entered in this category, but this was the one that best expressed the emotions behind the protest.|
|News Photo||4-Year University||2nd||Cal Poly-Mustang News||Joe Pack||ASI Election Winner||This shot really tells the story, especially with the campaign sign in the background to tell you why exactly these folks are celebrating.|
|News Photo||2-Year College||1st||Contra Costa College-The Advocate||Qing Huang||NewsPhoto.Huang||By far stood out from all the others as the best hard news photo. Lots of emotions, in your face action. Good shot!|
|News Photo||2-Year College||2nd||Long Beach City College-Viking||Joshua Miller||DelGuadio Remembered||Repetition of form works here. Also the fact that the photographer captured the eyes of the man holding the photo really tells the story. Making him the center of attention.|
|News Photo||High School||1st||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Maddie Williams||He's the King!||This photo stands out from the others based on emotions on all the faces. Should have been cropped a bit tighter and could have worked on quicker shutter speed, but tells a good story. Good Job.|
|News Photo||High School||2nd||The Castro Valley High School Olympian||Anna Talajkowski||Nick Whitaker||Nice moment, but a bit too soft. And can't see the young man's eyes.|
|Online General Excellence||4-Year University||1st||Santa Clara University-The Santa Clara||Staff||thesantaclara.org|
|Online General Excellence||4-Year University||2nd||Loyola Marymount University-Los Angeles Loyolan||Staff||laloyolan.com|
|Online General Excellence||2-Year College||1st||Santa Ana College-El Don||Staff||eldonnews.org|
|Online General Excellence||2-Year College||2nd||Santa Rosa Junior College-The Oak Leaf||Staff||theoakleafnews.com|
|Online General Excellence||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Staff||hwchronicle.com|
|Online General Excellence||High School||2nd||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Staff||granitebaytoday.org|
|Photo Illustration||4-Year University||1st||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Daniel Alcazar, Miriam Bribiesca||UCLA student helps incarcerated youth, works to improve criminal rights|
|Photo Illustration||4-Year University||2nd||Cal Poly-Mustang News||Jason Hung||A week in the Life|
|Photo Illustration||2-Year College||1st||Los Angeles City College-Collegian||Ande Richards, Beatrice Alcala||Students Sleep on Streets|
|Photo Illustration||2-Year College||2nd||Los Angeles City College-Collegian||Curtis Sabir||Black Art Sparks Discussion|
|Photo Illustration||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Jacob Goodman||After Assault|
|Photo Illustration||High School||2nd||Granite Bay High School-The Gazette||Troy Pawlak||You can't ignore ... racial tension PHOTOILLUSTRATION|
|Profile Feature Story||4-Year University||1st||Cal Poly-Mustang||Jacob Lauing||Broken|
|Profile Feature Story||4-Year University||2nd||Cal Poly-Mustang||Brenna Swanston||Understanding Islam|
|Profile Feature Story||2-Year College||1st||Southwestern College-The Sun||Alberto Calderon||A Future Well In Hand|
|Profile Feature Story||2-Year College||2nd||Southwestern College-The Sun||Gabriel Sandoval||Courage, Lucky dog, Lead to America|
|Profile Feature Story||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Jake Liker||Freshman phenom ushers in new era for boys' basketball||An excellent blend of text, video, and photos that vividly profiled the subject. You definitely showed your love of basketball and you should keep this piece for your portfolio. The story structure flowed well, although some of the quotes could have been a little shorter. Overall, great job!|
|Profile Feature Story||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Joe Levin||QB Marshal Cohen Looks Beyond Injuries, Heartbreak.||A solid profile that illustrated the pressures and agonies that befell Cohen. The writing style is akin to many ESPN and Sports Illustrated pieces I've read. I advise you to not space out the sentences so much - you risk losing the reader's attention if he or she has to scroll down the page a lot. Online readers generally have shorter attention spans than print readers. Still, you did fine work. A tip of the hat to your school's journalism program.|
|Sports Action Photo||4-Year University||1st||CSU Fullerton-Daily Titan||Winnie Huang||Titans turn out for homecoming||This photo captures movement and a what may have been a crucial moment in the game.|
|Sports Action Photo||4-Year University||2nd||CSU Bakersfield-The Runner||AJ Alvarado||Volleyball Celebration||The photographer did a great job timing the end of the game and players' reaction to a victory.|
|Sports Action Photo||2-Year College||1st||Contra Costa College-The Advocate||Qing Huang||Basketball||This is a great action shot. Shooting basketball is hard due to gym lighting and speed but photog nailed it along with player's expression.|
|Sports Action Photo||2-Year College||2nd||Bakersfield College-The Renegade Rip||Joe Bergman||Wrestlers are hard-headed||Love the angle of this shot--I kept getting drawn back to it.|
|Sports Action Photo||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Caitlin.Neapole||Soak City|
|Sports Action Photo||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Carina Marx||Breakaway Speed|
|Sports Game Story||4-Year University||1st||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Annie Bardet||Men’s water polo sinks USC for UCLA’s 113th national title|
|Sports Game Story||4-Year University||2nd||UC Santa Barbara-The Daily Nexus||Michael Jorgenson||Classic Blue-Green Rivalry Game Ends in 2-2 Tie|
|Sports Game Story||2-Year College||1st||Southwestern College-The Sun||Nicholas Baltz||Olowora Wins Three State Titles|
|Sports Game Story||2-Year College||2nd||Palomar Community College-The Telescope||Mike Adams||Comets cap off Myers Field|
|Sports Game Story||High School||1st||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Bennett Gross||Celts defeat Wolverines with overtime buzzer beater|
|Sports Game Story||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Henry Vogel||Girls' basketball advances to semifinals of State Playoffs with dominant win over St. Anthony|
|Writing||4-Year University||1st||UCLA-Daily Bruin||Kevin Truong||Street Level||Why is your nut graf so far down? You don't need five grafs to set this up — one or two would do. I like the personal angle bringing me into the problem. Article is well-organized and kept reader moving. Maybe could have used a stronger conclusion - but all in all, an excellent job of weaving a lot of complex issues together.|
|Writing||4-Year University||2nd||San Jose State University-Spartan Daily||Nicholas Ibarra||Legacy of Ghosts||Super-long lede sentence. Break it up. Overall, a very good piece - but I don't understand the random quotes from students.|
|Writing||2-Year College||1st||Southwestern College-The Sun||Asjia Daniels||Caffeine King Creates A Buzz||Excellent cameo of a coffee barista. ***|
|Writing||2-Year College||2nd||Southwestern College-The Sun||Bianca Elena Quilantan||No Work, No Rights, No Country||Basically a good story. Intro is a little too flowery. The title is not really revealed in the narrative, and the reader is asked to reach that conclusion.|
|Writing||High School||1st||The Castro Valley High School Olympian||Stephanie Huerta||A shadow will no longer be the place I hide||Undocumented worker is revealed by niece. Personal history account. Nice little cameo.|
|Writing||High School||2nd||Harvard-Westlake School-The Chronicle||Zachary Harleston||What it means to be black|