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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Artistic Photo Contest Winners – Dailies: 15,001 – 50,000

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Artistic Photo Contest Winners

Dailies: 15,001 – 50,000


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 TitleCommentsCredits
Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Artistic PhotoFirst PlaceThe Fresno BeeFresnoChateau Fresno AvenueThe texture and symmetry of this image - the vertical, horizontal and diagonal shadows, the tree detail, and the late afternoon Central Valley vibe - make it a clear winner.Craig Kohlruss
Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Artistic PhotoSecond PlaceThe Desert SunPalm SpringsDesert Sun: Bighorn SheepThe image of a Bighorn ram sparring with a barrell cactus tells the story of strong, formidable, prickly desert survivors. Great shot.Vickie Connor
Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Artistic PhotoThird PlaceThe Press DemocratSanta RosaLighting Up The NightThis image has strong visual impact, technical quality is good, and the challenge of the capture makes it a contender.Kent Porter
Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Artistic PhotoFourth PlaceThe Desert SunPalm SpringsDesert Sun: Off the roadTexture of lines of cars with green grass, colors of cars, cracks in pavement make this photo. The storytelling aspect is good when combined with the cutline, but it wouldn't be clear to the viewer without it.Jay Calderon
Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000Artistic PhotoFifth PlaceThe Press-EnterpriseRiversideDrive-thru ChristmasThe color and technical aspects of this image are good.Terry Pierson