NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Feature/Multiple Picture: “Extreme Jake”
Fred Zwicky/Journal Star
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Six months after their home was demolished and rebuilt in a week when ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" swept through their lives, Steve Grys battles his daughter Bekah, 17, in a video game of football while Jake, 9, laughs as their dog, May-May, sniffs Steve's armpit. The home was rebuilt to allow Jake more independence to allow him freedom in his own home despite his dwarfism and a disease that makes his bones incredibly brittle.

Judges’ comments for the category

Only three entries, 2nd and 3rd could have used a tighter edit. First rose to the the top.

Rochester (NY) Democrat and Chronicle staff photographers Jay Capers, Shawn Dowd, and assistant photo editor Max Schulte

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R5 regional point tally

(year to date; the top 10 places are shown, plus ties)

994
Fred Zwicky/Journal Star
642
Danielle Gardner/Sun-Times Media West
540
Christopher Gannon/The Des Moines Register
452
Jim Slosiarek
348
Jim Gehrz/Minneapolis Star-Tribune
344
Cliff Jette/The Gazette
306
John Badman/The Telegraph
274
George LeClaire/Daily Herald
240
Andrew Link/Winona Daily News
John Starks/Daily Herald

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