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