2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Fighting the River Fire
    Entry Credit: Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: This is just a fantastic image. There's such great storytelling going on. I can almost hear the roar of the jet as it drops the fire retardant and smell the smoke as the desperate firefighters stand watching.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Return to the wild: Golden eagle nursed back to health
    Entry Credit: Felix Adamo
    Judge Comment: This is an amazing capture. I can almost feel the pride of the wildlife rehabilitators as they document the eagle returning to the wild.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: Brother of fallen Newman police corporal overwhelmed at news conference
    Entry Credit: Joan Barnett Lee
    Judge Comment: I can feel the pain of this man through this image. It's a great capture of a heart-wrenching scene.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Fighting tears at the Portrait of a Warrior photo gallery
    Entry Credit: Felix Adamo
    Judge Comment: This is a really great moment with some wonderful storytelling.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Suspects in stabbing death outside Fox Theater appear in court
    Entry Credit: Henry Barrios
    Judge Comment: I love the sense of fear captured on the one suspect's face. It adds a lot to what is a bizarre courtroom scene.