2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

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

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Fresno Bee
    Entry Title: Chateau Fresno Avenue
    Entry Credit: Craig Kohlruss
    Judge Comment: The texture and symmetry of this image - the vertical, horizontal and diagonal shadows, the tree detail, and the late afternoon Central Valley vibe - make it a clear winner.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Bighorn Sheep
    Entry Credit: Vickie Connor
    Judge Comment: The image of a Bighorn ram sparring with a barrell cactus tells the story of strong, formidable, prickly desert survivors. Great shot.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: Lighting Up The Night
    Entry Credit: Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: This image has strong visual impact, technical quality is good, and the challenge of the capture makes it a contender.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: Off the road
    Entry Credit: Jay Calderon
    Judge Comment: Texture of lines of cars with green grass, colors of cars, cracks in pavement make this photo. The storytelling aspect is good when combined with the cutline, but it wouldn't be clear to the viewer without it.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Press-Enterprise
    Entry Title: Drive-thru Christmas
    Entry Credit: Terry Pierson
    Judge Comment: The color and technical aspects of this image are good, but the technique of time-lapse head/tail lights is tired if not executed perfectly.