Here and now I’m presenting the awards for the past two weeks spent covering the polygamy raid in Texas. I fully recognize that all of you involved (media, CPS, FLDS) were deserving of some award or another, and I had a hard time narrowing it down to these finalists. So if you didn’t win (or if you did), remember that it’s all in fun. As they say at the YFZ schoolhouse: We’re all about smiles around here!

Most unobtrusive photographer in a pink shirt with a wet towel on his head:

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Sweatiest hairy neck on a hot day:

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Best judge-shielding by a baliff:

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Best photo of man holding a box:

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Best photo of Willie Jessop where he appears to be walking into a pole with a small human head growing out of his shoulder:

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Best onion:

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Worst case of microphone assault:

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Most ironic use of yellow tape during a CPS press conference:

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Worst place to sit on a 106 degree day: Between two hot grills at the Japanese Steak House.

Worst food product ever bought at a gas station: Fried green beans in Eldorado.

Photographer hustle award:

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Best souvenir: A business card I collected. But I can’t tell you whose it is.

Favorite quote uttered at an Italian restaurant: “If the families won at the Supreme Court, why are they losing?”

Worst shady place to park on a stakeout the Schleicher County Courthouse when you need to be able to clearly see the front door:

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Cutest couple: Aw, come on. Too easy of a joke.

Funniest (and only) ten minutes of television I watched in two weeks: The Nancy Grace Show.

Best day off: No award given.

Related Photographs from these posts: FLDS Announce End of Child Marriages | YFZ: Order to Return Children | YFZ: Grand Jury

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