2021 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Action Photo ( Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Pasadena Star-News
    Entry Title: Reaching out
    Entry Credit: Keith Birmingham
    Judge Comment: Compelling goal-line image that pops from the page. The photographer was in the perfect place at the perfect time.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Reporter
    Entry Title: Out At The Plate
    Entry Credit: Joel Rosenbaum
    Judge Comment: Was the runner safe or out at home. This perfectly timed, crisp image leaves no doubt as to the outcome.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pasadena Star-News
    Entry Title: Up and over
    Entry Credit: Keith Birmingham
    Judge Comment: Stunning image of a pole-vaulter and her pole at maximum exertion before trying to go up and over.
  • Place Name: Fourth Place
    Contestant Name: Visalia Times-Delta
    Entry Title: Be nice to the ref
    Entry Credit: Ron Holman
    Judge Comment: This is a football image rarely seen: opposing players crashing into a referee who is trying but failing to escape harm's way. Well done.
  • Place Name: Fifth Place
    Contestant Name: Santa Maria Times
    Entry Title: Acrobatic Air
    Entry Credit: Joe Bailey
    Judge Comment: Sharp image illustrating football's one-on-one battles as teammates and fans look on.