December 2012 Clip Contest Winners

DECEMBER 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record, Three-alarm fire

2nd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Taken into custody

3rd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Prune pit spill

General News:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Kiss at vigil

2nd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Homeless outreach

3rd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Military Families reflection

Feature:

1st – Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group, Oakland peace rally

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Santa Baby

3rd – Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record, Snow geese

Sports:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Basketball collision

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, De La Salle celebration

3rd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Basketball defense

Humor:

1st -Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Santa’s beard

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Living maniquin

Portrait:

1st – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Singer Pipa Pinon

2nd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Singer Tammi Brown

3rd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Miguel Guzman

Picture Story:

1st – Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group, Oakland Peace Rally

2nd – Ed Crisostomo, The Modesto Bee, Hard to Forgive

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Snow

 

Judges were the photo staff of the the Arizona Republic.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 315

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 225

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 225

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 185

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 170

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 165

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 130

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 130

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 115

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 105

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 95

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 80

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 80

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 70

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 75

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 55

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 80

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 65

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 40

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Ed Crisostomo, The Modesto Bee – 25

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

November 2012 Clip Contest Winners

NOVEMBER 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Flooding and car stalled

2nd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Car wreck transport

3rd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Arrest

General News:

1st – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Salmon explosion

2nd – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, WWII Air Force Veteran funeral

3rd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Waiting for Twilight

Feature:

1st – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Dog adoption

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Street ball

3rd – Gregory Urquiaga, freelance, Leaves

Sports:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Helmet rip

2nd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Volleyball jubilation

3rd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, One handed grab

Humor:

1st -Gregory Urquiaga, freelance, Sitting on a face

2nd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, David Lee sticking it to Kevin Love

3rd –  Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Sleepy shoppers

Portrait:

1st – Ed Crisostomo, The Modesto Bee, The Modesto Gospel Mission

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Reflection of Ryan Messaro

3rd – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Reunited ladies

Picture Story:

1st – Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group, Matthew Ouimet

2nd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Kindergarten teacher boxer

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Mendocino Mushrooms

 

Judges were the photo staff of the the Tri-City Herald.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 275

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 215

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 195

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 180

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 165

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 160

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 130

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 115

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 105

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 100

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 80

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 80

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 70

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 70

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 60

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 55

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 80

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 40

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 35

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

Ed Crisostomo, The Modesto Bee – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

October 2012 Clip Contest Winners

OCTOBER 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, Grass fire

2nd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Hand up!

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Lower Lake fire

General News:

1st – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Finish line embrace

2nd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Monica McCarrick sentencing

3rd – Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record, Candlelight vigil

Feature:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Bumpy slide

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Luis Dairy

3rd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, A surfer slogs

Sports:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Giants’ Gregor Blanco tagged

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Holiday slides into Scutaro

3rd – Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record, Edison Vikings getting ready

Humor:

1st – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Muddy leap

2nd – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, World Series characters

3rd –  Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Bobbing for apples

Portrait:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Patrick Dillon

2nd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Dan Vohl from Lighthouse Cinema

3rd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Haunted house ghoul

Picture Story:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Orange Fan Fever

2nd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Running Dead Zombie Mud Run

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Military Citizens

 

Judges were the photo staff of the the Columbia Tribune.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 265

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 205

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 180

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 165

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 150

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 145

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 115

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 100

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 95

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 90

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 80

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 65

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 60

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 55

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 50

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 50

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 40

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 20

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

September 2012 Clip Contest Winners

SEPTEMBER 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Vacant hour fire

2nd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Rolled car reaction

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Cal Fire air tanker drop

General News:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Vigil for CHP officer

2nd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Space Shuttle over the Golden Gate

3rd – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, POW/MIA Recognition Day

Feature:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Football silhouette

2nd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Jetty

3rd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Window cleaner

Sports:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Losing his helmet

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Soccer crash

3rd – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Football catch

Humor:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, UC Marching Band

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Horse in cart

Portrait:

1st – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Gabriella Cosner

2nd – Gregory Urquiaga, freelance, Timmy Brown

3rd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Raider fan

Picture Story:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, California Highway Patrol Officer down

2nd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Reptile Show

3rd – Scott MacDonald, freelance, Bike Party portraits

 

Judges were the photo staff of the the Arizona Daily Star.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 255

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 190

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 150

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 150

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 135

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 115

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 105

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 90

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 85

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 80

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 60

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 55

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 55

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 50

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 50

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 30

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 20

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

August 2012 Clip Contest Winners

AUGUST 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, Burned home reaction

2nd – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Firefighter in red

3rd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Cyclist crash

General News:

1st – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Grieving mother

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Sikh Prayers

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Wings Over Wine Country Air Show

Feature:

1st – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Peering through fence

2nd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Beware of Dog

3rd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Backstage

Sports:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Quarterback grief

2nd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shortstop block

3rd – Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee, Fencing celebration

Humor:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Young tipper

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Penalty flag fart

Portrait:

1st – Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee, Blind artist Mary Dignan

2nd – Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group, Mercy Vanaman

3rd – Gregory Urquiaga, freelance, Cheerleaders

Picture Story:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Miss Yuba-Sutter

2nd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Cocktails

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Grape Harvest

 

Judges were the photo staff of the Register-Guard.

Judges comments: It was a pleasure to judge the work. Several categories (features and sports) had many strong entries. In general news, our collective bias was toward photographs conveying strong emotion. Portrait/illustration was by far the most difficult category and generated a long discussion to arrive at the winners. Several otherwise good pictures stories were diminished in impact because of a lack of tight editing.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 205

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 185

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 135

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 120

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 115

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 105

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 105

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 80

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 60

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 60

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 55

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 50

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 50

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 50

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 40

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 30

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 20

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

July 2012 Clip Contest Winners

JULY 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Burned out home

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Two-alarm structure fire

3rd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Stuck 150 feet in the air

General News:

1st – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Hit by drunk driver

2nd – Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record, Fire training

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Adoptable dogs

Feature:

1st – Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record, Dragon Fountain spray

2nd – Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record, Stockton Folk Dance Camp

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Diving board jump

Sports:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Crotch grab

2nd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Ben Spies crash

3rd – Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian, Ben Spies crash

Humor:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Getting to know the entertainment

2nd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Butt

Portrait:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Tennis player Darian Orozco

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Navy Nurse Mari Lotts Bruckman

3rd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Pilot Joe Borzelleri

Picture Story:

1st – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Eppie’s Great Race

2nd – Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian, The California Rodeo Salinas

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Rafters gone wild

 

Judges were the photo staff of the Springfield News-Leader.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 180

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 165

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 120

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 115

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 105

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 105

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 80

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 80

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 60

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 50

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 40

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 40

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 40

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 35

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 35

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 30

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 30

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 20

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 10

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

 

June 2012 Clip Contest Winners

JUNE 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Assault suspect and burning car

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Hands up

3rd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Emotional crash

General News:

1st – David Royal, Monterey Herald, Grieving Army Spc. Vilmar Galarza Hernandez

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Hugging his nurse

3rd – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Memorial for Fire Engineer “Willie” William West

Feature:

1st – James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Shadows and skating

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Crushing grapes at sunset

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Young rocker

Sports:

1st – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Steer wrestling

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Track stars consoles

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Baseball celebration

Humor:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Pirate School

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Fan interrupts U.S. Open

3rd – Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review, Daydreaming with Pigs

Portrait:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Volleyball player Paige Reed

2nd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, River Valley High’s Erica Bellenfant

3rd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Gourd Music

Picture Story:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Atheletes of the Year

2nd – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Dance

3rd – Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group, Cardburg 2012

 

Judges were the photo staff of The Journal News and LoHud.com.

 

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 150

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 145

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 110

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 95

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 95

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 90

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 65

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 50

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 45

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 40

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 40

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 40

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 35

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 35

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 30

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 25

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 20

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 15

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 15

James Tensuan, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 15

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Jane Tyska, Bay Area News Group – 10

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 10

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

May 2012 Clip Contest Winners

MAY 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Scene of shooting

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Suspects questioned

3rd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Boat fire

General News:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Candlelight vigil

2nd – Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record, Domestic violence victim

3rd – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, Waiting to be arrested

Feature:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Mud face

2nd – Gregory Urquiaga, freelance, Blurred bike rider

3rd – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Challenger Little league

Sports:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, face tag

2nd – Scott MacDonald, freelance, Pole vault

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Baseball anger

Humor:

1st – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Excited baseball player

2nd – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, Choir enthusiasm

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Hulk mud run

Portrait:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Dylan Cranford painted

2nd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Portrait of Pawni Gir

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Composite of solar eclipse over Mt Shasta

Picture Story:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Special prom

2nd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Funeral for U.S. Army Spc. Chase Marta

3rd – Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee, School lockdown

 

Judges were the photo staff of Arizona Daily Star.

 

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 140

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 95

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 85

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 80

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 75

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 75

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 55

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 40

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 40

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 40

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 35

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 35

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 35

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 25

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 25

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 25

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 20

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 15

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 10

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Scott MacDonald, freelance – 10

Jane Tyska, Oakland Tribune – 5

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

April 2012 Clip Contest Winners

APRIL 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Vehicle accident

2nd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Firefighter child rescue

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Plane crash in vineyards

General News:

1st – Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee, John Luebbers guilty

2nd – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Embrace with dog

3rd – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, Highway protesters

Feature:

1st – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Sand angels

2nd – Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News, Operation Prom Dress

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, On the swings

Sports:

1st – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Diving catch

2nd – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Laney College Men’s Baseball celebration

3rd – Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group, Catch over shoulder

Humor:

1st – Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Manikin crotch grab

2nd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Chihuahua escapes SWAT

3rd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Dog with sunglasses

Portrait:

1st – David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Mary Stickle with portrait son

2nd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Leonard P. Murphy

3rd – Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee, Entomologist Matan Shelomi

Picture Story:

1st – Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic, Cage fights

2nd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Fort Ord Warhorse

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Every 15 Minutes

 

Judges were the photo staff of The Columbus Dispatch.

 

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 80

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 75

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 75

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 70

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 60

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 45

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 45

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 40

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 40

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 35

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 35

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 30

Conner Jay, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 25

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 25

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 25

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 25

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 20

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 20

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 15

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 10

Gary Reyes, San Jose Mercury News – 10

Jane Tyska, Oakland Tribune – 5

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

 

March 2012 Clip Contest Winners

MARCH 2012 SFBAPPA Monthly Digital Clip Contest Winners:

Spot News:

1st – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Hands up through the sunroof

2nd – Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian, Lake Street fire

3rd – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Car crash through home

General News:

1st – Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University, Paying final respects

2nd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Embrace with dog

3rd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Louis J. Foppiano funeral

Feature:

1st – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Mud run scream

2nd – Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat, Kenwood Elementary School principal

3rd – Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University, Waiting and drawing

Sports:

1st – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, The final mud pit

2nd – Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group, Bishop O’Dowd’s fourth win

3rd – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Strikeout

Humor:

1st – Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record, Tug-of-war with dog

2nd – Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Turkey’s reflection

3rd – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, Mayor Taylor dressed as a turkey

Portrait:

1st – Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat, Soccer Player of the Year

2nd – Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter, Portrait of Don Potter
3rd – Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald, Portrait of Carlitos Medrano

Picture Story:

1st – Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian, Big Sur Mud Run

2nd – Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group, St. Mary’s basketball

3rd – David Royal, Monterey County Herald, Mud Run

 

Judges were the photo staff of the Tulsa World.

 

Susan Tripp Pollard, Bay Area News Group – 70

Jose Carlos Fajardo, Bay Area News Group – 60

Chris Riley, (Vallejo) Times Herald – 60

Nate Chute, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 55

David Royal, Monterey County Herald – 45

Renée C. Byer, Sacramento Bee – 45

Elijah Nouvelage, San Francisco State University – 35

Randall Benton, Sacramento Bee – 35

Rick Roach, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 35

Kent Porter, The (Santa Rosa) Press Democrat – 30

Michael McCollum, The (Stockton) Record – 30

Gregory Urquiaga, freelance – 25

Travis Geske, The Salinas Californian – 25

Clifford Oto, The (Stockton) Record – 15

David Bitton, (Marysville) Appeal-Democrat – 15

Doug Duran, Bay Area News Group – 15

Joel Rosenbaum, The (Vacaville) Reporter – 15

Charles Russo, Half Moon Bay Review – 10

Conner Jay, The Salinas Californian – 5

Jane Tyska, Oakland Tribune – 5

Paul Kitagaki Jr., Sacramento Bee – 5

Robinson Kuntz, (Fairfield) Daily Republic – 5

Shmuel Thaler, Santa Cruz Sentinel – 5