2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Photography Portrait and Personality ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Clarissa - Independent News Herald
    Entry Title: Browerville days fun in the sun
    Entry Credit: Jennifer Krueger
    Judge Comment: This photo has everything. Perfect focus on the subjects, great color and lighting. The angle is what caught my attention. It's looking for a viewpoint one doesn't expect that makes this a great photo.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Blooming Prairie - Steele County Times
    Entry Title: Bubbling Fair Fun
    Entry Credit: Rick Bussler
    Judge Comment: Great Content. Excellent capture of light and color in bubbles and keeping frame in focus for all the moving parts and depths. Only thing better would have been to see her eyes either looking up or at a bubble.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Clarissa - Independent News Herald
    Entry Title: Fan photo
    Entry Credit: Ray Benning
    Judge Comment: This was a difficult shot to get. I've shot crowds for years and to get so many reacting within a space so well is harder than one would believe. Good lighting, and focus although there a some parts that are too light. But overall a great shot.
  • Competition Comment: This was a fun competition to judge. Very difficult to settle on just three best. Excellent photographers in this group.