NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Spot News: “Cow Rescue”
Nellie Doneva/Abilene Reporter-News
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Merkel rancher Michael Seaton ropes cattle after they are freed from the back of an 18-wheeler, which flipped on its side near the Merkel exit on westbound I-20 Thursday, June 4, 2009.

Judges’ comments for the category

Note: Spot news photos very judged only by the first image in each entry. The entry system did not tell us which pictures were part of a package and which were single. Cow rescue picture was definitely first. Good composition and funny story. Motel rescue had emotion and nice storytelling. Frog fatalities was humorous and different.

Ron Johnson, Josh Birnbaum, Fred Zwicky, David Zalaznik Journal Star/Peoria, IL

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R8 regional point tally

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

624
Lisa Krantz
524
Nicole Fruge/Education Week
514
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
484
Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
482
Michael DeMocker
422
Ronald Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News
414
Nellie Doneva
304
William Feig Jr./The Advocate
292
Matthew Hinton/Times-Picayune
264
G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News
John Bowersmith/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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