2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

News Photo ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: EMOTIONAL EMBRACE
    Entry Credit: MICHAEL COONS
    Judge Comment: You can really feel the emotions in this photo. It also looks like a challenging lighting situation but the photographer did a good job technically and it's well-composed.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Salinas Californian
    Entry Title: Community 'distraught' after Salinas police officer gunned down during traffic stop
    Entry Credit: David Rodriguez
    Judge Comment: The photographer did a good job capturing this moment.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Good Times
    Entry Title: The Fight Against Pesticides in the Pajaro Valley
    Entry Credit: Tarmo Hannula
    Judge Comment: These assignments are hard to illustrate but this photo does a good job. It is graphic and well-lit and well-composed. It makes you want to stop and look at it more closely.
  • Competition Comment: None