2022 California Journalism Awards - Print Division

Sports Action Photo ( Weeklies: 25,001 & over) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: MASK OFF
    Entry Credit: MICHAEL COONS
    Judge Comment: Easily the most interesting of all the entries. Great composition and framing. The shot also captures a very early 2020s moment in high school sports (i.e. players with COVID masks).
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The Acorn
    Entry Title: Westlake High-steppers
    Entry Credit: Michael Coons
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Thousand Oaks Acorn
    Entry Title: FULL EXTENSION
    Entry Credit: MICHAEL COONS
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: The top three entries are all good action shots but the Thousand Oaks Acorn shot is definitely worth archiving as a document of high school basketball during the COVID-19 pandemic.