2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

News Photo ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: Firefly Aerospace’s Alpha explodes
    Entry Credit: Len Wood
    Judge Comment: This iconic, well-composed image tells the story of a prepared photojournalist getting THE shot. Well done!
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Service Support Area opens
    Entry Credit: Sherry LaVars
    Judge Comment: The rare shot with intimacy and depth. I love the playful framing that gives us a peek at the larger world outside of our subject's home.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Homeless camp eviction
    Entry Credit: Sherry LaVars
    Judge Comment: This entry is the definition of documentary journalism. Photojournalist did the work to be there and document the key moment.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Snowstorm
    Entry Credit: Elias Funez
    Judge Comment: When "go get a weather shot" turns into art. You've got a subject framed by the beautiful intersection of nature and built environment. This image makes me want to grab a sled - but also hunker under some blankets with hot cocoa. Well done!
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Union
    Entry Title: Rollover
    Entry Credit: Elias Funez
    Judge Comment: Cute take on the common crash photo. It works because nobody was seriously injured. It also speaks to a photographer who took their time at the scene. Now let's hope the dog doesn't sue for libel!