2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Illustration ( Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: The Wonderful World of Plants
    Entry Credit: Bijou Karman, Amy King
    Judge Comment: Absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and the art style. It makes me want to surround myself with flowers.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Will We Ever Kiss Again?
    Entry Credit: Eddie Guy, Jamie Sholberg
    Judge Comment: The "hardwired into us" messaging with the skeleton outline illustration is really effective. The colors and florals are a really nice romantic touch juxtaposed with the more jarring feeling of the mask.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Art Out of Protest
    Entry Credit: L.A. Times Illustrators, Amy King
    Judge Comment: Love the showcasing of various artists and their displays of grief, anger, and protest.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Things We Loved in 2020
    Entry Credit: Bijou Karman, Judy Pryor
    Judge Comment: This piece feels really contemporary and fitting for a year in review piece. It almost feels like a TikTok brought to life.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Mercury News/East Bay Times
    Entry Title: Super Spreader
    Entry Credit: Jeff Durham
    Judge Comment: This piece does a very effective job of displaying the coronavirus spread in the station. I really like the limited color palette and the art style.