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2020 California Journalism Awards Campus Feature Photo Contest Winners – High Schools

2020 California Journalism Awards
Campus Feature Photo Contest Winners

High Schools

 

First-place and second-place plaques will be shipped directly to the winning publications in the coming weeks.

Personalized certificates will also be mailed to winners in each category.

A complete list of all California Journalism Award winners will be provided on May 18th.

 

Circ Group(s)Category NameAwardOrganizationCityEntry TitleCommentsCreditsCompetition Comments
High SchoolsFeature PhotoFirst PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonCOVID-19 GraduationAn utterly charming photo of a graduate with balloons and a terrific smile, captured perfectly by the photographer. A very nice feature photo that any pro photog would be happy to take.Arikta TrivediNice selection of photos to judge. It was a very pleasant task, but one photo stood out: A smiling graduate surrounded by balloons. A dramatic series of photos by the staff of San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School would have been better entered in news photo competition. But the feature category criteria ruled out most of their entries.

However, I'll do something I probably shouldn't do: Mention two photos that weren;t nominated.

They are part of the series that included three nominated photos in the feature category, but were not among those nominated:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tam1-1.jpeg

A dramatic photo by Brandon Tam taken under extremely adverse lighting conditions and, perhaps with a bit of cropping off the bottom, a terrific illustration of the extreme smoke conditions in 2020.

Another Brandon Tam photo is also a great image:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tam7-1.jpeg

The ghostly pedestrian is a nice touch. Again, a little cropping off the bottom might help.
High SchoolsFeature PhotoSecond PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonFolklorico DancerCapturing motion indoors with back lighting is not easy, but this photog did the trick. Nicely done, and I'm sure the dancer was pleased too.Emma BoersmaNice selection of photos to judge. It was a very pleasant task, but one photo stood out: A smiling graduate surrounded by balloons. A dramatic series of photos by the staff of San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School would have been better entered in news photo competition. But the feature category criteria ruled out most of their entries.

However, I'll do something I probably shouldn't do: Mention two photos that weren;t nominated.

They are part of the series that included three nominated photos in the feature category, but were not among those nominated:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tam1-1.jpeg

A dramatic photo by Brandon Tam taken under extremely adverse lighting conditions and, perhaps with a bit of cropping off the bottom, a terrific illustration of the extreme smoke conditions in 2020.

Another Brandon Tam photo is also a great image:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tam7-1.jpeg

The ghostly pedestrian is a nice touch. Again, a little cropping off the bottom might help.
High SchoolsFeature PhotoThird PlaceCastro Valley High School-The OlympianCastro Valley'Chicago' plays a swan songA group photo on stage is a tough thing to shoot -- The New York Times photographer Sara Krulwich recently got an honorary Tony Award for her career taking pictures on Broadway. It's not easy to capture a chorus line, but this shot makes it look like a piece of cake. Well done.Katy SilerNice selection of photos to judge. It was a very pleasant task, but one photo stood out: A smiling graduate surrounded by balloons.

A dramatic series of photos by the staff of San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School would have been better entered in news photo competition. But the feature category criteria ruled out most of their entries.

However, I'll do something I probably shouldn't do: Mention two photos that weren;t nominated.

They are part of the series that included three nominated photos in the feature category, but were not among those nominated:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tam1-1.jpeg

A dramatic photo by Brandon Tam taken under extremely adverse lighting conditions and, perhaps with a bit of cropping off the bottom, a terrific illustration of the extreme smoke conditions in 2020.

Another Brandon Tam photo is also a great image:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tam7-1.jpeg

The ghostly pedestrian is a nice touch. Again, a little cropping off the bottom might help.
High SchoolsFeature PhotoFourth PlaceArchbishop Riordan High School-The CrusaderSan FranciscoOrange haze permeates Bay Area skies: Bay BridgeBrandon Tam photo of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge with forest fire smoke casting an orangish pall.Brandon TamNice selection of photos to judge. It was a very pleasant task, but one photo stood out: A smiling graduate surrounded by balloons.

A dramatic series of photos by the staff of San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School would have been better entered in news photo competition. But the feature category criteria ruled out most of their entries.

However, I'll do something I probably shouldn't do: Mention two photos that weren;t nominated.

They are part of the series that included three nominated photos in the feature category, but were not among those nominated:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tam1-1.jpeg

A dramatic photo by Brandon Tam taken under extremely adverse lighting conditions and, perhaps with a bit of cropping off the bottom, a terrific illustration of the extreme smoke conditions in 2020.

Another Brandon Tam photo is also a great image:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tam7-1.jpeg

The ghostly pedestrian is a nice touch. Again, a little cropping off the bottom might help.
High SchoolsFeature PhotoFifth PlaceSacramento Country Day School-The OctagonStudent Collections Photo: DylanA nice understated portrait with -- this is true -- VHS tapes. How to illustrate a guy and his video collection? Here's a nice way.Emma BoersmaNice selection of photos to judge. It was a very pleasant task, but one photo stood out: A smiling graduate surrounded by balloons.

A dramatic series of photos by the staff of San Francisco's Archbishop Riordan High School would have been better entered in news photo competition. But the feature category criteria ruled out most of their entries.

However, I'll do something I probably shouldn't do: Mention two photos that weren;t nominated.

They are part of the series that included three nominated photos in the feature category, but were not among those nominated:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Tam1-1.jpeg

A dramatic photo by Brandon Tam taken under extremely adverse lighting conditions and, perhaps with a bit of cropping off the bottom, a terrific illustration of the extreme smoke conditions in 2020.

Another Brandon Tam photo is also a great image:

https://rcrusadernews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/tam7-1.jpeg

The ghostly pedestrian is a nice touch. Again, a little cropping off the bottom might help.
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