It's been too long since we've had a bawling baby on the cover of CityBeat. It's been nine years, in fact—we put a crying infant on the cover for our second annual photo contest, on April 28, 2004. What can we say? Babies are crowd (and judge) pleasers, especially when they're seriously pissed off.
While no one knows why that 2004 child was so cranky, it's clear that our Run DMC-loving young'un this year has had it up to his ears with that other kid yanking on his lobe—and kudos to first-place winner Jen Acosta for capturing the totes-adorbs moment.
Congrats also to Evan Burke for grabbing second place with his wild photo of Danish punk band Iceage at The Casbah—we need earplugs just looking at it—and to Neil Kendricks for his third-place-winning photo of just another ride on the trolley. Finally, we extend a hearty "Good job!" to the nine other photographers who got their images published in these pages as honorable mentions over many, many entries in this year's contest. Oh, and big thanks to George's Camera in North Park for donating a grand prize.
— David Rolland
Second Place — "Where's Your Morals" by Evan Burke, Ocean Beach
Third Place — "Gargoyle's Delight" by Neil Kendricks, Mira Mesa