John HartWisconsin State Journal
Andrew LinkRochester Post Bulletin
Andrew J. WhitakerSoutheast Missourian
This was a very strong category. First place had brilliant colors with perfect composition. The glowing screens on their smart phones was a great detail that added to this image. Second place really put the viewer in the place of the man running in the snow. Once again,perfect composition. Perfect amount of motion blur in the snow. The ice on the runner’s face and beard made you feel the cold. Third place had an interesting framing composition with the band bot and a Sousaphone.
Judges: Mark Rogers/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche Journal, Jay Crain/Lubbock Avalanche Journal