2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

News Photo ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Leaving the shelter
    Entry Credit: Crissy Pascual
    Judge Comment: Heartbreaking image. Would have liked to see a tighter crop to pull the reader into the emotional hug. But nicely done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Patterson Irrigator
    Entry Title: Fires keep firefighters busy
    Entry Credit: Jenifer West
    Judge Comment: Clean capture with bold primary colors. Almost puts the viewer in the cockpit.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Paradise Lost
    Entry Credit: Robbi Pengelly
    Judge Comment: Strong, poignant image of a family under stress. Would have rated higher if father's face had remained a larger part of the image.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Ledger Dispatch
    Entry Title: Car Fire
    Entry Credit: Jack Mitchell
    Judge Comment: Evocative image. Slow-shutter speed gives image eerie feel.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Folsom Telegraph
    Entry Title: Unexpected Election Winner
    Entry Credit: Bill Sullivan
    Judge Comment: All politics is local and this photographer took us to the heart of election night emotions.