2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Feature Photo ( Weeklies: 4,300 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Claremont Courier
    Entry Title: Loss of a 400 year-old Claremont resident
    Entry Credit: Peter Weinberger
    Judge Comment: The overhead angle effectively shows the fallen tree as a venerable member of the community, and the gravestones suggest the grief to which the tree surely bore witness. First-rate photo.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Weekly Calistogan
    Entry Title: Calistoga Junior-Senior High School 2020 Graduation
    Entry Credit: Tim Carl
    Judge Comment: The lines of decorated cars, the people wearing masks and the empty bleachers effectively portray how the pandemic has upended the lives of graduating high school students. This photo captures a moment in a unique time.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Claremont Courier
    Entry Title: Getting creative to serve customers
    Entry Credit: Peter Weinberger
    Judge Comment: The awkwardness of the nail salon customer's pose and the shoes and socks on the sidewalk poignantly illustrate how small businesses and the community are coping with the pandemic. Solid newsy feature photo.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Weekly Calistogan
    Entry Title: Calistoga Native Sons, Daughter's Crabfeed
    Entry Credit: Tim Carl
    Judge Comment: The woman's expression and outfit help make this photo into a joyful moment in time.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Review
    Entry Title: Gas-mask grad
    Entry Credit: Katherine Ramos
    Judge Comment: The graduating senior in a gas mask could be seen as either playful or cynical, and the ambiguity makes it a little bit meta.