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%).