2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

News Photo ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: First Shot
    Entry Credit: Robbi Pengelly
    Judge Comment: There's so much going on in this "shot." I'd like to think that the photog meant to juxtapose that smiling mug on the back wall with the grimace on the guy's face. It's the beginning of what might be the end of one of the darkest times in history.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Wayward Balloon
    Entry Credit: Robbi Pengelly
    Judge Comment: Great framing to get the traffic sign in there next to the balloon.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Eviction
    Entry Credit: Robbi Pengelly
    Judge Comment: It's all about the eyes, baby! You might have to zoom in a bit, but this woman's eyes help tell the story.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: 'Where will I live now'
    Entry Credit: Crissy Pascual
    Judge Comment: It's like George Carlin said, "Your stuff is shit to everyone else. And houses are just places to store all your shit." The sadness of this scene cries for humor of some kind.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Sonoma Index-Tribune
    Entry Title: Collision
    Entry Credit: Robbi Pengelly
    Judge Comment: It's not simply the devastation of such a wreck that the photog captures; it's the nuances. He or she shows, without stuffing it into your face, the line of traffic in the top right.