2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Action Photo ( Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: The winning goal
    Entry Credit: Jay Calderon
    Judge Comment: The soccer player soars with joy like a bird in flight. Great color and depth of field to show player in her element.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Desert Sun
    Entry Title: Desert Sun: BNP tennis
    Entry Credit: Andy Abeyta
    Judge Comment: This is a nontraditional tennis photo: racket dropped, ball past player. Beautiful color saturation, tightly focused.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press Democrat
    Entry Title: One Handed Reception
    Entry Credit: Kent Porter
    Judge Comment: A difficult catch captured perfectly.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: The Modesto Bee
    Entry Title: Water Polo
    Entry Credit: Andy Alfaro
    Judge Comment: Goalie's eyes are zeroed in on the ball, he is the focal point of action and the photo.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: The Bakersfield Californian
    Entry Title: Cross Country in the clouds
    Entry Credit: Alex Horvath
    Judge Comment: Stunning juxtaposition of light and shadow.