April 16, 2013 / 2013 Photo Contest / News / Photos

Feature/Portrait winner in Photo Contest packs an emotional punch

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Feature and portrait images are a staple in yearbooks, and Walsworth’s 2013 Photo Contest received hundreds of amazing submissions in the Feature/Portrait category. When it came down to determining the winner, the top image was one that packed an emotional punch.

Congratulations to Nathan Jaquith from Midway High School in Waco, Texas, whose photo capturing a football player being consoled by a coach was chosen the winner in Feature/Portrait.

According to Nathan’s description, the player, B.J. Kelly, was being consoled “after losing the game that would have let Midway move on to the last game of state.”

Nathan wins a $100 Visa gift card for his photo and a pizza party for the Midway staff.

The best photos were chosen by Walsworth and the number of Likes on Facebook. Winners were selected by a committee of judges based on the following criteria: quality of photo (25%), appropriateness to category (10%), photography rules followed (25%), creativity demonstrated (15%) and viral nature as determined by the number of Likes (25%).

Evan Blackwell, CJE
Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is a Web Content Specialist for walsworthyearbooks.com and yearbookhelp.com, as well as a regular contributor to Idea File magazine. He's been a writer and editor for Walsworth Yearbooks for the past 13 years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.