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Some Winners from 2011

Well it's that time of year, where a couple of the photojournalism contests I've entered announce the winners and I thought I'd share a few of my photos that won. The awards came from the Illinois Press Association and the Illinois Associated Press Editor's Association for work done in 2011.


This was the first place portrait/personality photo for IAPEA

Caption: Eighteen-month-old Finn Davis looks to the empty high chair of his identical twin Evan during dinner at the Davis home in Sycamore, Ill. on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. Evan was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and is currently in a hospital near Milwaukee.


Recognized in the general news category in the IPA.

Caption: Savannah White leans on Lekeshia Parker (center) as the two tear up Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011, while watching a slideshow remembering their friend Steven Agee II during a candlelight vigil in the Duke Ellington Ballroom in the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.

This photo was recognized in the sports feature category in both contests.

Caption: During a timeout, a Genoa-Kingston fan leads his fellow fans in a cheer.
The Genoa-Kingston Cogs defeated the Rock Falls Rockets 62-49 in Genoa, Ill. on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Recognized in the IPA portrait/personality category.

Caption: DeKalb student Grace Waller is the Daily Chronicle's player of the year (2010-11) for girls swimming. Waller now swims with the Oakland (Mich.) University team starting this fall. Photographed on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in DeKalb, Ill.


Recognized in the IPA's portrait/personality category

Caption: Sycamore's Carly Hudon is the Daily Chronicle's 2011 girls golfer of the year, photographed at Sycamore Golf Course.

This one placed third in the Sport's action category in the IAPEA.

Cutline: Kaneland running back Jesse Balluff reaches to try and make a one-handed catch against the defense of Rochelle linebacker Roman Martinez in the third quarter at Rochelle Township High School in Rochelle, Ill. on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Kaneland defeated Rochelle 20-14 in the Class 5A Quarterfinal.