2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Photo ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Warm applause at the Veterans Day Parade
    Entry Credit: Henry Barrios
    Judge Comment: This tells a great story and gives us a gossamer, translucent flag we seldom see, along with the colorful dress and soft expression of the marcher. A beautiful, impactful shot.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Rosie the Riveter faces eviction
    Entry Credit: Robert Tong
    Judge Comment: The light here is incredible and we are pinned by her gaze. It's full of understated feeling.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: A prayer for home
    Entry Credit: Beth Schlanker
    Judge Comment: There seems to be more than one story in this photo and the woman in the foreground is captured a world apart. Beautiful color here, too.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Daily News
    Entry Title: Dog park
    Entry Credit: Hans Gutknecht
    Judge Comment: A great action shot with a fine focus on its subjects. We have all been the dog on the right, and this captures a familiar moment that's typically too fast for us to examine.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: Sun sets on the Stanislaus County Fair
    Entry Credit: Joan Barnett Lee
    Judge Comment: This captures the vibe of a fair so well — the bright lights, the candy colors, the cheapness and the ephemeral quality of what carnies will tear down in a week.