2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Photo Story/Essay ( Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Petaluma Argus-Courier
    Entry Title: Steamer Landing
    Entry Credit: Crissy Pascual
    Judge Comment: This photo essay captures the sadness, confusion, and other emotions this group of unhoused people were experiencing. Great detail shots, color saturation, tight focuses.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Calexico Chronicle
    Entry Title: Border Crisis in Focus Photo Essay
    Entry Credit: Jimmy Dorantes
    Judge Comment: From the overhead (apparent) drone shot to the close-ups of the two Haitians, this photo essay was very good and captured the danger, the fear, and the extreme heat in the scene.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Moorpark Acorn
    Entry Title: Scores turn out for fireworks
    Entry Credit: Richard Gillard
    Judge Comment: A good mix of colorful photos that convey the excitement and fun of this July 4th celebration.