Best Use Of Photography 2006 3rd Quarter Results

Dec 11, 2006

For News, Feature, Picture Pages, Sports, Multi-Page


2006 3rd Quarter BUP Results

Sports and Multiple-page entries were judged at Newsweek by deputy director of photography Susanne Miklas and photo editors Michelle Molloy and Amy Pereira-Frears.

News, Feature, and Picture Page entries were were judged at the University of Missouri School of Journalism by photojournalism chair David Rees, associate professor Jackie Bell, POYi director Rick Shaw, and National Geographic magazine senior editor John Echave.


NEWS:

1st: The Palm Beach Post, September 12, 2006
"We will never forget"
Team.
Judges’ comments: This is an elegant portrayal of a sad situation. The words and picture work beautifully together. The image has amazing light, color and nuances. Judges commended the decision to use one picture alone from this event, forgoing a secondary.

2nd: Los Angeles Times, August 16, 2006
"Clustered in fear, and now death"
Steve Stroud and Carolyn Cole.
Judges’ comments: The storyline is easy to follow, and the ending image is an excellent choice. The images are used to their advantage and are given ample display space.

3rd: The Hartford Courant, September 16, 2006
“A Fallen Marine at Rest”
Mark Mirko, David Grewe, Greg Harmel, Thom McGuire, John Scanlon and Suzette Moyer.
Judges’ comments: This is a strong, emotional local package. It is subtle and unexpected. It is an unusual edit for the return of a local, fallen Marine. The typography adds to the package.

Honorable mentions:

The Dallas Morning News, July 21, 2006
"Marines to the rescue"
Brad Loper, Alysia Oglesby, Will Pry and Kevork Djansiezian (A.P.)

The Dallas Morning News, July 30, 2006
"Congo’s ray of hope"
Brad Loper, Cindy Smith, John Moore (Getty) and Jose Cendon (AFP)

The San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2006
“S.F.’s homeless”
Team

The Dallas Morning News, August 20, 2006
“Picking up the Pieces”
Brad Loper and Liz Wishaw with wire photos.

The Hartford Courant, August 2, 2006
“From the frying pan”
Patrick Raycraft, David Grewe, Greg Harmel, Thom McGuire, John Scanlon and Suzette Moyer.


FEATURE:

1st: Los Angeles Times, July 30, 2006
“Altered Oceans: World’s Fisheries in Decline”
Gail Fisher, Rick Loomis and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: This page has all the elements: good content, design and photographs. The story is important, and it is displayed to draw in viewers. Each frightening image makes its own strong point. An amazing entry!

2nd: Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2006
“Altered Oceans: Junk food diet dooms wildlife”
Gail Fisher, Rick Loomis and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: Again, another strong package with worthy content. This documents in an interesting way the serious problem we have with our oceans. The topic is hard to popularize, and this package succeeds. The graphics are informative and do not interfere.

3rd: Los Angeles Times, August 20, 2006
“Lasting Pain, Minimal Punishment”
Gail Fisher, Damon Winter and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: It is hard to photograph what happened in the past, but this entry succeeds in putting together an evocative package. The images are emotional, and the large display size draws in readers.

Honorable mentions:

The Dallas Morning News, September 3, 2006
“Unbreakable Bond”
Brad Loper, Melanie Burford and Cindy Smith.

The Hartford Courant , September 7, 2006
“Extra hot and spicy”
Elizabeth Bristow, Ross Taylor and Tim Reck.

The Dallas Morning News, September 9, 2006
“Faith in Texas"
Lisa Veigel, Michael Hamtil and Bruce Tomaso with photos from “The Amazing Faith of Texas.”

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, August 28, 2006
“Nowhere to hide”
E. Skylar Litherland, Melissa Rivenburgh, Lara Meckfessel and Mike Lang.


PICTURE PAGE:

1st: The Palm Beach Post / La Palma, August 25, 2006
“Sangre, Sudor y Desprecio”
Mark Edelson, Damon Higgins, Em Mendez and Greg Lovett.
Judges’ comments: The judges agreed that this entry has no flaws. The page has impact, and the edit and design are both strong. The images are varied in content as well as size. Judges like that although the story is about wrestling only one action shot of wrestling is included. That is all that readers need.

2nd: The Dallas Morning News, August 27,2006
“Hoping For Net Gains”
Brad Loper, Rick Gershon and Cindy Smith.
Judges’ comments: This page shows more than a collection of Katrina images. This is a complete story about rebuilding a business and a life. It is personal and has content. The design is clean.

3rd: The Oregonian, September 3, 2006
“Summer in Oregon”
Jamie Francis, Patty Reksten and Jody Stott.
Judges’ comments: Each image on this page is strong and could have been the lead. The organization and design leads the reader through the page very simply. The page has an easy flow, even though most images are the same size. Complex images are interspersed with simple images. This creates a mood of people enjoying a summer that lasts a short period of time.

Honorable mentions:

The Concord Monitor, September 2, 2006
“New Hampshire Lakes”
Dan Habib and Brian Lehmann.

The Oregonian, September 17, 2006
"Waiting”
Torsten Kjellstrand, Mike Davis, Patty Reksten, Dana Hoyle and Michael Rollins.

Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2006
"City’s chance for rebirth"
Mary Cooney, Carolyn Cole and Michael Whitley.

Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2006
"New Orleans adapts to the new normal"
Mary Cooney, Carolyn Cole and Michael Whitley.

The Hartford Courant, August 13, 2006
“Wary warriors”
Bruce Moyer, Rachel Papo and Suzette Moyer.

 


SPORTS:

1st: The Palm Beach Post / La Palma, September 22, 2006
“El poder del contacto”
Mark Edelson and Em Mendez with photos by The Associated Press.
Judges’ comments: The main photograph has good energy and immediately brings to mind the theme of the layout. A good pairing of photography and design.

2nd: Los Angeles Times, July 9, 2006
“Rasslin and razzle-dazzle”
Kirk McKoy, Francine Orr and Paul Gonzales.
Judges’ comments: Prominent display of photography that is colorful and captivating. It is not, however, immediately apparent by the choice of the main image that wrestling is the common thread.

3rd: The Palm Beach Post, September 10, 2006
"Wranglers in the rain"
Mark Edelson and Libby Volgyes.
Judges’ comments: An energetic lede picture captures the rodeo moment, surrounded by smaller images that complete the experience.

Honorable Mentions:

The Palm Beach Post, July 20, 2006
"Hurricane recovery part of job”
Mark Edelson, Mark Simkins, Thomas Cordy and Allen Eyestone.

The Albuquerque Tribune, July 7, 2006
"Snap to it"
Jakob Schiller, Wendi Wilkerson and Mark Holm.

The Palm Beach Post / La Palma, September 29, 2006
"Maestria europea"
Mark Edelson and Em Mendez with photos by The Associated Press and Getty Images.

The San Jose Mercury News, August 13, 2006
"Locked in memory”
Team.


MULTIPLE PAGE:

1st: Los Angeles Times, July 30 – August 3, 2006
“Altered Oceans”
Gail Fisher, Rick Loomis, Kelli Sullivan and Joe Hutchinson.
Judges’ comments: This strong environmental story combines beautiful photography and precise photo editing with thoughtful, clean design.

2nd: Los Angeles Times, August 29, 2006
“New Orleans adapts to the new normal”
Mary Cooney, Carolyn Cole and Michael Whitley.
Judges’ comments: The use of panoramic photography makes a strong lede, contrasted by a selection of moments that help bring a human quality to the piece.

3rd: The Sacramento Bee, July 9-12, 2006
“A mother’s journey”
Sue Morrow and Renee Byer.
Judges’ comments: This is a comprehensive study of a mother and her child. Although the photography is very impressive, the design feels a bit cluttered and would need some fine-tuning to make the presentation more appealing.

Honorable Mentions:

The Arizona Daily Star, September 24-27, 2006
“Sealing our border”
Rick Wiley, Jeff Randall, James Gregg. Lindsay A. Miller and Kelly Presnell.

The Palm Beach Post, July – September, 2006
“Through the lens last week”
Mark Edelson and Lou Ann Frala with wire photos.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, September 3, 2006
“A show of strength”
Mike Lang, Dan Wagner and Ron Borresen.

The Oregonian, September 3, 2006
“Where summer is a dream”
Jamie Francis, Jody Stott and Patty Reksten.

The Dallas Morning News, July 2006
“West of Eden”
Laura Wilson, Tracy Hayes, Don Nichols and Kerri Abrams.

Los Angeles Times, September 12, 2006
“The path to learning”
Mary Cooney, Rob St. John and Kelli Sullivan.

 

Comments? Corrections? More information? Next quarter's deadline? Contact BUP contest chair Mark Edelson at medelson@pbpost.com.