2018 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Feature Photo ( Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Tribune
    Entry Title: Peekaboo
    Entry Credit: Joe Johnston
    Judge Comment: Great unexpected frame from a scene that is often predictable to cover. Love the way the girls' lipstick matches the school's banner and the fun moment right before the action begins.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Times-Herald
    Entry Title: Flexing a win
    Entry Credit: Chris Riley
    Judge Comment: Great capture during this wrestling match showing the victor's celebration (in a not so sportsmanlike display!). Clean frame and really conveys the drama in wrestling.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Bernardino Sun
    Entry Title: Rising star
    Entry Credit: Terry Pierson
    Judge Comment: Beautiful use of light and love the simplicity of the use of light and dark background and contrast to convey the drama of a young man with a lot of choices on his mind and the pressures of being an athlete. Portrait is very well done!
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Redlands Daily Facts
    Entry Title: Hydration
    Entry Credit: Stan Lim
    Judge Comment: The photographer really captured a funny and quirky moment here in a sport that doesn't get covered very often. Love how the photog shot from a low angle to show the bicyclist's perspective.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Lodi News-Sentinel
    Entry Title: Senior Olympics
    Entry Credit: Bea Ahbeck
    Judge Comment: The photographer captured a really charming scene as these women play their own version of hockey (and look like they are concentrating really hard too!) during the Winter Olympics. Wish the photo was sharper however.