NPPA: The Voice of Visual Journalists

Monthly News Clip Contest

1st Place Feature/Multiple Picture: “Shattered Dreams”
Kathleen Duncan/The Victoria Advocate
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Chase Bennett undergoes a sobriety test during Shattered Dreams May 1, 2014 at Victoria West High School in Victoria, Texas. Shattered dreams is a mock accident that is staged and acted out to impress upon students the importance of driving safely and soberly. Chase played the drunk driver in the black truck who was arrested and put into a police car after causing the accident.

Judges’ comments for the category

This category was very weak. First had a variety of different images, but lacked a nice closer. Second had good moments and would have taken first with a much tighter edit. Third missed the mark without any real moments.

Austin Bachand, Nikki Fox and Daniel Lin

With only 8 entries in this category, the winners were found fairly quickly. First place was a shoo-in, as it had the best moments of all of the entries. We would have liked to have seen more though. Second place was The Funeral of Big Chief Larry Bannock. We felt it was well photographed and told the story very well. The Jazz Fest story had some nice moments in it but we felt it would have been much better with fewer images. It also started a little slowly.

J. Scott Park, Brian J. Smith and Danielle Duval, Jackson Citizen Patriot

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R8 regional point tally

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

1024
Michael DeMocker
800
Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News
544
Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman
454
Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle
404
Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle
360
Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman
284
Matthew Hinton/Times-Picayune
278
Angeli Wright/Victoria Advocate
272
Ronald Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News
244
Sarah Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph

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