I had to hike a mile down a mountain and along train tracks in the rain to photograph a crew of guys who are taking a batteau 360 miles upriver. It was probably the best day of work I have ever had.
First of all, I want to apologize for the delay in getting these results up. After losing Kim Raff to the Salt Lake Tribune it was a bit of a scramble to pick up the reigns and steer this clip contest in the right direction. Second, I have also been working a lot recently on updating this website. Some changes are already in place and there are more to come. If you have any suggestions, now is the perfect time to submit them!
Congrats to all the winners from quarter three!
Extra special thanks to our thoughtful judges at the Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune:
- Kyle Green, The Roanoke Times
- Sam Dean, The Roanoke Times
- Andrew Shurtleff, The Daily Progress
Comments: solid find from a news event for first place, well composed graphic image for second, and nice moment for third.
- Jill Nance, The News & Advance
- Parker Michels-Boyce, The News & Advance
- P. Kevin Morley Richmond Times-Dispatch
Comments: Judges liked the mood of the first place photo, the fun scene and complete framing of second place, and nice face reaction of third place.
- Rebecca Barnett, The Roanoke Times
- Nikki Fox Daily News-Record
- Ryan Kelly, Christopher Newport University
Comments: Judges were really looking for peak moments or sports features they hadn’t seen before. Lots of generic action submitted. We liked the found moment of the first place feature, the jube of the second place, and the graphic quality of third.
- Ross Taylor, The Virginian-Pilot
- John Boal, News & Messenger
- Kim Raff, The News & Advance
Comments: Judges really liked the mood and feel of first place and second place, and elegance of third place.
- Sam Dean, Roanoke Times
Comments: Although all the entries in this category needed extreme amounts of editing, judges felt it necessary to recognize the work and effort put forth in the soldier
Sunday at the Lynchburg Airshow some VIP guests and media got to ride in the US Navy Blue Angels C-130 bomber “Fat Albert.” During the 8-min thrill ride I exchanged more than a few nervous glances with Dan McDermott from The Lynchburg Times as our stomachs bounced around near our throats.
above: New Era Progress reporter Scott Marshall and Lynchburg Times photo/video man Dan McDermott regain their bearings after landing.
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