2020 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Action Photo ( Dailies: 50,001 & over)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: San Francisco Chronicle
    Entry Title: San Francisco Chronicle: Upended
    Entry Credit: Santiago Mejia
    Judge Comment: Great shot! Wonderful quality, great timing, and I love the composition of the other team surrounding the middle player.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Big waves
    Entry Credit: Mark Rightmire
    Judge Comment: The timing of this photo is great and the photographer's choice to keep everything in focus allows the viewer to see how big the wave is in comparison to the person riding it.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Touchdown celebration
    Entry Credit: Paul Kitagaki Jr.
    Judge Comment: Love the emotion and action in this photo. Particularly great composition with rival team member looking at them in the background.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: UPENDED
    Entry Credit: Paul Kitagaki Jr.
    Judge Comment: Really fun action shot.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Times
    Entry Title: Mookie celebrates
    Entry Credit: Robert Gauthier
    Judge Comment: Great capture of emotion. Love his body language. Great timing.