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JOE — California Journalism Awards Print Sports Action Photo Winners – Dailies: 50,001 & over

2020 California Journalism Awards
Print Sports Action Photo Winners

Dailies: 50,001 & over


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: 50,001 & overSports Action PhotoFirst PlaceSan Francisco ChronicleSan FranciscoSan Francisco Chronicle: UpendedGreat shot! Wonderful quality, great timing, and I love the composition of the other team surrounding the middle player.Santiago Mejia
Dailies: 50,001 & overSports Action PhotoSecond PlaceThe Orange County RegisterAnaheimBig wavesThe timing of this photo is great and the photographer's choice to keep everything in focus allows the viewer to see how big the wave is in comparison to the person riding it.Mark Rightmire
Dailies: 50,001 & overSports Action PhotoThird PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoTouchdown celebrationLove the emotion and action in this photo. Particularly great composition with rival team member looking at them in the background.Paul Kitagaki Jr.
Dailies: 50,001 & overSports Action PhotoFourth PlaceThe Sacramento BeeSacramentoUPENDEDReally fun action shot.Paul Kitagaki Jr.
Dailies: 50,001 & overSports Action PhotoFifth PlaceLos Angeles TimesEl SegundoMookie celebratesGreat capture of emotion. Love his body language. Great timing.Robert Gauthier