2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Open - Feature Photo ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over,Weeklies: 11,001 - 25,000,Weeklies: 4,301 - 11,000,Weeklies: 4,300 & under,Dailies: 50,001 & over,Dailies: 15,001 - 50,000,Dailies: 15,000 & under) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Camarillo Acorn
    Entry Title: On the lamb
    Entry Credit: Michael Coons
    Judge Comment: Congratulations to all the photographers who made photography look easy, but really isn't. You're commended on your pre-visualization and technique in capturing all these great images. Way to look for the impending action on this shot of the child's determination to remain aboard the lamb. Photographer Michael Coons used just the right amount of shutter speed and depth of field to get this great photo. While parents are using their smart phones to simply record these moments, it's Coons' experience that captured and froze this everlasting image.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Marin Independent Journal
    Entry Title: Share the path
    Entry Credit: Alan Dep
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Intermountain News
    Entry Title: Sliming the Elementary School Principal
    Entry Credit: Jeannette Bucher
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: I believe that local coverage is key toward keeping our readers. Alongside this coverage are the great images that stand above those simply taken on a smart phone. Congratulations to all the photographers on their great accomplishments and keeping to your high standards. Judging here was exceptionally difficult. You're all winners. Congratulations to your editors and publishers for understanding the continued need for photos.