September 15, 2012 Monthly Contest Winners 0

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


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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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