Better Newspaper Contest

2013 Award Winners

Hoosier State Press Association - The Indiana Publisher - Better Newspaper Contest

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Division 4 Best Spot News Photo/Category 15 First place Extricate Bob Wellinski The LaPorte Herald-Argus Comments: Nice tight shot of accident victim being pulled from the car. I didn't have to hunt for the picture. Second place Takeoff Elaine Moore Chronicle-Tribune (Marion) Comments: I usually like tight images, but this picture grabbed my attention. There is a lot going on in this picture. It left me wanting to see more. Third place Fireman Rich Janzaruk Times-Mail (Bedford) Comments: Looks like one of those days when the fireman says this one is lost. Liked the framing of the fireman and the still burning building. Emergency crews from LaPorte County EMS, Kankakee Volunteer Fire Department and LaPorte City Fire work to stabilize and extricate the driver of this vehicle after it collided with a New Prairie United School Corporation school bus. General category comments: The first place image was an easy one to pick for first place. It is a nice tight image with faces. It was a quick easy read. The second place photo has a good image of an event that probably was the talk of the town or anyone that happened to pass by that day. There were a number of nice fire photos but the dejected fireman grabbed me. Best General News Photo/Category 16 First place K-9 funeral Bob Wellinski The LaPorte Herald-Argus Comments: When I first saw this picture, I said "wow" out loud. Great job capturing a touching moment. Second place Lasso Garet Cobb Times-Mail (Bedford) Comments: Love this photo. Wish I could get a copy for my home. I could stare at this picture for quite some time. Third place Race Chad Kline The News-Sun (Kendallville) Comments: Good job capturing the emotion. Best Sports Feature Photo/Category 17 First place Eye popping Thomas Russo Daily Reporter (Greenfield) Comments: Great expression! Second place Victory pile Staff The Herald (Jasper) Comments: Good moment of a baseball celebration. LaPorte County Sheriff K-9 officer Andrew Morse (back to camera) receives a hug from fellow K-9 officer Harlan Williams following a funeral service for Morse's K-9 partner, Mirza, in LaPorte. Mirza, an 11-year-old Belgian Malinois, was euthanized due to a sudden illness. An eye popping reaction comes from Mount Vernon's Elle Balbach on the winners podium moments after receiving her state champion's medal for the IHSAA 3A Girls Basketball State Championship. Mount Vernon defeated Hamilton Heights 61-47 for the state title. Third place Bench Mark Campbell The Madison Courier Comments: Way to go watching the bench. Sometimes reaction on the bench is better than the action. Best Sports Action Photo/Category 18 First place Face Thomas Russo Daily Reporter (Greenfield) Comments: Good catch by the receiver and photog. Indianapolis Colts Donnie Avery (11) catches a pass while Miami Dolphins Sean Smith (24) tries to cover during first half action at Lucas Oil Stadium Nov. 4, 2012. Second place Pass Scott Roberson Daily Journal (Franklin) Comments: Nice tight image. Third place Scramble Bob Wellinski The LaPorte Herald-Argus Comments: Good to see faces in this scramble for the ball. Page 45

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