2022 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: Pinned
    Entry Credit: Andy Abeyta
    Judge Comment: I was struck by the facial expressions and the emoting that was going on, and to be able to capture that in such an intensely intimate moment was impressive.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Los Angeles Daily News
    Entry Title: Ain't That a Kick in the Head
    Entry Credit: Hans Gutknecht
    Judge Comment: These moments happen so fast when you're watching in person or on TV that to see what the exact moment a kick connects to the head was amazing.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: The Press-Enterprise
    Entry Title: Catch of the day
    Entry Credit: Terry Pierson
    Judge Comment: I liked this one for the different perspective on a great play up against the wall. Getting the ball in the glove was a lovely bonus that really brings the whole shot together, not to mention the moment of impact with her face against the wall.
  • Competition Comment: None