NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Spot News: “Assault with a deadly weapon”
Kathleen Duncan/The Victoria Advocate

A police officer handcuffs Norman Benivamonde, 18, at Crestwood Apartments in Victoria, Texas Monday January 7, 2013. Benivamonde was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Judges’ comments for the category

The first one is a clear winner because it's by far the easiest to read. Without a doubt you know what's happening.

The second is good, but I'd like to see more emotion. Aesthetically, it is very solid though.

The last one is pure emotion. Great shot. And there is some good context too.

Dylan Brown, Robert Johnson, Benjamin Zach

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R8 regional point tally

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

1044
Michael DeMocker
764
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
664
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
568
G.J. McCarthy/The Dallas Morning News
514
Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle
Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle
368
Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle
334
Ronald Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News
332
Smiley Pool/Houston Chronicle
256
Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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