Deseret News photographer Ravell Call took best of show honors in the press photography division of the Utah State Fair.
The newspaper received 13 of the 21 other awards presented in the division, according to Dee B. Baxter, photography exhibit supervisor.Deseret News photographers took four first-place, five second-place, three third-place awards and a fourth-place award.
Michael Adams, Orem, won the overall best of show award for his color photograph of a white-tailed jack rabbit.
A total of 695 pictures were entered in the fair's photography division, said Darlene Baxter, who was responsible for arranging the display. Dee Baxter, now in his fifth year as the division supervisor, said about 50,000 visitors are expected to view the exhibit, the largest of its kind in the state and one of the most popular at the State Fair.
Call's photograph, titled "Gimme That Ball," features Utah Jazz player Karl Malone in a tussle for the ball with Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson and Mychal Thompson.
Here are other winners in press photography:
Feature category - Garry Bryant, Deseret News, "Graceful Rhythm," first place; Ravell Call, "Risky Leap," second place; Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune, third and fourth place awards for "Kids Play" and "Let It Rain," respectively. Darin Oswald, Salt Lake Tribune, won honorable mention for "Class Clown."
Pictorial Illustrations - Ravell Call, "Lassoing Tourism," first place; Gary McKellar, Deseret News, "Shredded Cabbage," second place; and Ravell Call, "The Graying of Utah," third place.
Story Telling - Ravell Call, `Roller Derby," first place; Tom Smart, Deseret News, "Fighting the Fire," second place; Gary McKellar, Deseret News, "Cattle Drive," third place; and Steve Griffin, Deseret News, "On the Road in the Minors," fourth place.
Spot News - Paul Fraughton, Salt Lake Tribune, "Comfort"; Tom Smart, Deseret News, "Nabbing the Robber," second place; Tim Kelly, Salt Lake Tribune, "Leaving Court in Chains," third place; and Al Hartmann, Salt Lake Tribune, "Happy Polygamists Leave Court," fourth place.
Sports - Rick Egan, Salt Lake Tribune, "Extra Effort," first place; Garry Bryant, Deseret News, "Equestrian Tumble," second place; Tom Smart, Deseret News, "Still in the Saddle," third place; Lynn Johnson, Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah Wyoming Football," fourth place; and Jeff Allred, Salt Lake Tribune, "Two Faced," and Craig Hansel, also of the Tribune, "Water Skier," both honorable mention.
Other first-place awards in photography:
Howard A. Park, West Jordan, "Quit Times," professional prints, portraiture; Stephen Moody, Salt Lake City, "Ballet Movements," professional prints, commercial illustration and still life; Scott Winterton, Kearns, "Piece of the Past," still life, young amateur prints; Loren Mansell, Fruit Heights, Davis County, "Go Jump in the Lake," human interest, young amateur prints.
William Brent Taylor, West Point, Davis County, "Precious Moment," "best in show," professional prints; Jay Wiseman, Murray, "Temple of the Sun," wildlife, nature and landscape, professional prints; Ronald E. Boswell, Woods Cross, Davis County, "Balloon Sunset," human interest, professional prints.