April 1, 2014 / 2014 Photo Contest

Take an up close look at this Sports Action Photo Contest winner

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

The Sports Action category was one of the most competitive in this year’s Photo Contest with tons of outstanding entries.

Congratulations to this year’s winner – James Schaap from Adolfo Camarillo High School in Camarillo, Calif.

James captured an amazing shot during a boys junior varsity swim meet, and it took the top prize.

James wins a $100 Visa gift card and a pizza party for the yearbook staff.

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%) on Facebook.


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.