Best Use Of Photography 2006 Q2 Clip Contest Results

Sep 6, 2006

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


2006 2nd Quarter BUP Results

Feature and Multiple-page entries were judged at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans by photography editor Doug Parker, assistant photography editors Dinah Rogers and G. Andrew Body, photographer Chris Granger and features design editor Kenneth Harrison.

News, Sports, and Picture Page entries were were judged at The Herald in Bellingham, WA, by executive editor Julie Shirley, photography editor Russ Kendall, and assistant presentations editor Tony Briggmin.


NEWS:

1st: The Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2006
"The New Foreign Aid: Haiti”
Gail Fisher, Don Bartletti and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: POW! Leapt right off the table. The lead picture has more emotional and compositional content than any three good pictures. Perfection.

2nd: The Virginian-Pilot, April 14, 2006
"Ford plant to close"
Team.
Judges’ comments: The picture perfectly captured the somber tone of the sad headline. Well photographed, well displayed. A powerful, one-story front page.

3rd: Evansville Courier & Press, May 10, 2006
"Courts get the picture"
Kevin Swank, Ceciia Hanley and Justin Rumbach.
Judges’ comments: At any other event, the picture of the man talking, caught in the viewfinder of a camera would have been trite, dumb. But when the person speaking is the chief justice of Indiana, announcing that the state supreme court is going to allow cameras, the picture takes on a whole new level of meaning and metaphor.

Honorable mentions:

HM: The Oregonian, May 22, 2006
"Trojan’s Era Ends"
Bruce Ely, Ian Malkasian, Kraig Scattarella and Ev Hu.

HM: The Virginian-Pilot, June 25, 2006
"Of Time and Tides"
Team.

HM: The Palm Beach Post, April 2, 2006
"Moments of wonder"
Mark Edelson with photos by The Associated Press.

HM: The Rocky Mountain News, April 27, 2006
"School bus accident"
Dean Krakel, Mark Osler and Linda McConnell.

HM: The Los Angeles Times, April 2, 2006
"The Lifeline"
Gail Fisher, Rick Loomis and Michael Whitley.


FEATURE:

Judges’ comments: Very nice work overall. What struck us about the winning pages were their simplicity, elegance in design and solid photography.

1st: The San Francisco Chronicle, June 4, 2006
"How AIDS Changed Us"
Team.
Judges’ comments: First place stood out because the single photo and the single page say what it needs to say with elegance. It communicates quickly and tastefully, yet the tragedy from the devastation AIDS has in the local community is powerfully profound. The photo editor took risks in publishing this photo, but in the end, it’s the only photo that communicates the tragedy of a community – and national – epidemic.

2nd: The Hartford Courant, April 27, 2006
"Riesling Redeemed"
Beth Bristow, Tim Reck and Bob Fila (The Chicago Tribune).
Judges’ comments: Second place is a beautiful illustration with elegant design. All the elements – typography, color pallet, photography – are working in harmony to produce a clean, readable page for the readers.

3rd: The Oregonian, April 9, 2006
“Hot Springs Eternal”
Jamie Francis, Mike Davis, Reed Darmon, Michael Rollins and Nancy Casey.
Judges’ comments: Third place shows how a photograph and typography invite the reader with its simplicity and beauty, while not sacrificing content. The elements compliment each other, rather than fight for space, and the end result is that readers are drawn to the page with a thirst for more information.

Honorable mentions:

HM: The Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2006
“Such Harsh Beauty"
Iris Schneider, Kirk McKoy, Judy Pryor, Gary Friedman and Bob Chamberlin.

HM: The Sacramento Bee, April 5, 2006
“Shell Game"
Sue Morrow and Kevin German.

HM: The Sacramento Bee, May 12, 2006
“What’s in your bag?”
Sue Morrow and Kevin German.

HM: The Dallas Morning News, June 11, 2006
“Dead Sea Strolls"
Barbara Davidson, Doug Jones and Michael Hamtil.

HM: The Dallas Morning News, June 18, 2006
“Becoming Fu Yang’s Dad" (pgs 10-11)
Louis DeLuca, Michael Hamtil, Mary Jennings and Mike Merschel.


PICTURE PAGE:

1st: The Dallas Morning News, May 7, 2006
"Rallying for rights"
Alysia Oglesby, William Snyder, Lara Solt and Michael Ainsworth.
Judges’ comments: Wonderfully symmetrical layout. Humanized the massive rally by showing an individual literally and metaphorically wrapped in the American flag.
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2nd: The Los Angeles Times, April 18, 2006
"The New Foreign Aid"
Gail Fisher, Don Bartletti and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: Colorful, moving pictures used in a dynamic fashion creating a mood and a tone.

3rd: The Palm Beach Post, April 28, 2006
"Arbor Day"
John J. Lopinot and Mark Edelson.
Judges’ comments: A great package with visually inventive images portraying trees in several unusual and eye catching ways.

Honorable mentions:

HM: The San Antonio Express News, April 15, 2006
"Sacred Spaces"
Anita Baca, Nan Keck, Bahram Mark Sobhani and Doug Sehres.

HM: The Oregonian, May 2, 2006
"A cut above"
Torsten Kjellstrand, Mike Davis, Molly Swisher and Martha Holmberg.

HM: The Oregonian, June 22, 2006
"Caught in transition"
Jamie Francis, Joany Carlin and Fran Genovese.

HM: The Dallas Morning News, April 18, 2006
"Reprint of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos"
Michael Hamtil, Chuck Stewart and the Dallas Morning News photo staff.

HM: The Rocky Mountain News, June 10, 2006
"Boat town, boom town"
Dean Krakel, Brian James and Marc Piscotty

 


SPORTS:

1st: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 22, 2006
"Life of Riley" (front page)
Amy Beth Bennett, Tim Rasmussen, Robert Mayer and Jon Boho.
Judges’ comments: WOW! Hands down the most powerful package in the contest. Best of Show. Riley's giant face creates a wonderful dynamic relationship with all the tiny, expressive Riley heads inside (see 2nd place).

2nd: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, April 22, 2006
"Life of Riley" (inside page)
Amy Beth Bennett, Tim Rasmussen, Robert Mayer and Jon Boho.
Judges’ comments: See above.

3rd: The Sacramento Bee, June 20, 2006
“All-Metro Athletes”
Sue Morrow, Kevin German and Mark Morris.
Judges’ comments: This photographer clearly will not settle and has a strong personal style. Different from anything else we looked at.

Honorable Mentions:

HM: The Palm Beach Post, April 14, 2006
"Anybody out there?"
Allen Eyestone, Lisa Blumenfeld (Getty), Kelly Winter, Chris Rukan and Nick Moschella.

HM: The Virginian-Pilot, June 4, 2006
"A clean sweep"
Team.

HM: The Dallas Morning News, June 18, 2006
"Playing in pain"
Alysia Oglesby, William Snyder, Cindy Smith, Smiley N. Pool, Brad Loper and Vernon Bryant.

HM: The Palm Beach Post, June 9, 2006
"Jettisoned”
Mark Edelson, Greg Lovett, Chris Rukan, Mark Simkins, Nick Moschella and Ronald Martinez (Getty).

HM: The Albuquerque Tribune, June 2, 2006
"1st Friday: The World Cup spilleth over"
Craig Fritz, Wendi Wilkerson and Mark Holm.


MULTIPLE PAGE:

Judges’ comments: To the naysayers who proclaim photojournalism is dead in the U.S., please look at the entire body of work submitted for judging. It is solid work throughout, and it is also gratifying to see the tremendous amounts of space and time dedicated to such interestingly diverse subject matters.
The second and third place winners bring to question how entirely different subject matter can be entered in one contest and be judged as equals, when, obviously, the content is not. In other words, how do you rank photos that show war and devastation verses photos that show how water affects lives, if both equally succeed in communicating to the reader? It is not a level playing field and we struggled with that on all the winning entries.

1st: The Los Angeles Times, April 16-22, 2006
“The New Foreign Aid”
Gail Fisher, Don Bartletti and Kelli Sullivan.
Judges’ comments: Normally during judging there are several bodies of work that as a whole stands out from the rest. It is somewhat rare to find one that stands heads and shoulders above everything else. “The New Foreign Aid” is such a body of work. First, it is a great idea with even greater execution. Second, it is an ambitious piece of photojournalism, with a nice balance of design and photography. There isn’t a clunker in the bunch; the right photos were played big with the secondary photos adding emphasis and content rather than adoring the pages. Third, hats off to the editors of the Times who are obviously committed to displaying quality photojournalism in multiple pages of newsprint, no easy sell in these belt-tightening days.

2nd: The Oregonian, April 9, 2006
“Hot Springs Eternal”
Jamie Francis, Mike Davis, Reed Darmon, Michael Rollins and Nancy Casey.
Judges’ comments: The quiet and beautiful photos stood out. The thematic idea was brilliantly illustrated and elegantly displayed.

3rd: The Los Angeles Times, April 2-9, 2006
“Bringing Back the Wounded”
Gail Fisher, Rick Loomis, Michael Whitley.
Judges’ comments: Another large entry from the Times showing a brave undertaking. This is a courageous and bold statement on the condition of our soldiers who came home wounded to fight their own personal demons. The paper showed us a view of the Iraq conflict that very few news organizations are showing us.

Honorable Mentions:

HM: The Virginian-Pilot, June 25, 2006
“Of Times and Tides”
Genevieve Ross and Ryan Healy.

HM: The Orlando Sentinel, May 29, 2006
“619,837”
Julie Fletcher, Lee Fiedler, Cassie Armstrong and Bonita Burton.

HM: The News & Observer, May 21, 2006
“This Land is His Land”
John Hansen, Ted Richardson, and Andrea Jones.

HM: The Virginian-Pilot, June 25-30, 2006
“Of Times and Tides”
Team.

HM: The Dallas Morning News, June 18, 2006
“Becoming Fu Yang’s Dad"
Louis DeLuca, Michael Hamtil, Mary Jennings and Mike Merschel.

 

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