2020 California Journalism Awards - Digital Division

Wildfire Photo ( Monthly Unique Visitors: 400,001 & over,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,001-400,000,Monthly Unique Visitors: 100,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Watching the flames
    Entry Credit: Robert Gauthier
    Judge Comment: This image captures not just the fire but also the human impact and the terror it evokes by showing us the children beholding it. Outstanding shot.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Spooked by the fire
    Entry Credit: Irfan Khan
    Judge Comment: This haunting image shows the fear the fire causes in an unusual way, even without people or the fire in the frame.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Capital & Main
    Entry Title: Saving Mt. Wilson
    Entry Credit: Ted Soqui
    Judge Comment: The helicopter water drop delivers action and the rainbow visible in the spray shows hope. This unique shot gives an unusual perspective of this event.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: LNU Lightning Complex fires burns a home
    Entry Credit: Karl Mondon
    Judge Comment: This is a strong and frightening image of the flames and burning building. The bystander reacts and gives perspective.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Readying to Fight the Bobcat Fire
    Entry Credit: Robert Gauthier
    Judge Comment: Great composition to capture both the fire and the firefighter.