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2020 California Journalism Awards Print Wildfire Photo Contest Winners – Weeklies: 25,001 & over, Weeklies: 11,001-25,000, Weeklies: 4,301-11,000, Weeklies: 4,300 & under

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Wildfire Photo Contest Winners

Weeklies: 25,001 & over, Weeklies: 11,001-25,000, Weeklies: 4,301-11,000, Weeklies: 4,300 & under

 

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
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire PhotoFirst PlaceThe Salinas CalifornianSalinasSalinas wildfireDynamic photo with great contrast between the firefighter and blaze burning behind him. The shot is well-framed, with good details including the gnome, vegetation and horizon. The photo captures a moment that tells of destruction, loss and the power of forces in nature. Well done.David Rodriguez
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire PhotoSecond PlaceSilicon Valley Business JournalSan JoseBig BasinThis photo has multiple items of interest including the burned foundation, leaving a compelling frame for the image. The posture and expression of the man also tell a story about the aftermath of a blaze and its destruction. Great job capturing the moment.Tomas Ovalle
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire PhotoThird PlaceChino ChampionChinoBrush fire burns 28 acres south of CIWThis capture has interesting contrast with the powerful blaze monitored by firefighters standing nearby. The street signs in the foreground help establish location and add an element of interest. The contrast in this photo also is notable, showing both light and dark. Good job.Josh Thompson
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire PhotoFourth PlaceSilicon Valley Business JournalSan JoseMcHenry WineryThe aftermath of a wildfire is captured in this image, with rubble left in its wake. The man shown brings the human element into the picture, and even his mask tells of a moment in time and more loss during a pandemic. A sense of hopelessness is conveyed, which is powerful.Tomas Ovalle
Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & underWildfire PhotoFifth PlaceThe Trinity JournalWeavervilleComing back after a hard day's workI appreciate the colors and contrast in this photo, a moment of beauty created by conditions that also have the power to destroy. The photo tells of the support necessary to fight wildfires, and a landscape that could be ravaged if those resources are not successful. Nice job.Tony Reed
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