2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Artistic Photo ( Dailies: 50,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Orange County Register
    Entry Title: Give him some slack
    Entry Credit: Mark Rightmire
    Judge Comment: This entry scored tops in all criteria. It is stunning, focused, inspiring and tells a story that I want to read about.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Supermoon at fair
    Entry Credit: Xavier MascareƱas
    Judge Comment: There's magic in this view of a full moon made possible by the photographer's vision and skill. It offers a unique perspective that is thought provoking.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Colina Del Sol Hoops
    Entry Credit: Ana Ramirez
    Judge Comment: I did a double take when I saw this what appeared to be a mural. The photographer had chosen a striking arial view of a newly-painted basketball court and featured a player and his shadow. It's a photo that makes you think.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sacramento Bee
    Entry Title: Nutcracker Ballet
    Entry Credit: Xavier MascareƱas
    Judge Comment: The movement and focus of this photo provide strong impact. However, better cropping could have made it more powerful.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The San Diego Union-Tribune
    Entry Title: Lightning Over San Diego
    Entry Credit: K.C. Alfred
    Judge Comment: This photo tells a strong story with visual impact. However, the unfocused foreground is somewhat distracting.