Joe AhlquistRochester Post Bulletin
Tiffany BlanchetteDaily Journal
1st. Every time we came back to this picture, it was our favorite to look at. In addition to having beautiful composition, it has beautiful color which is hard to achieve in snow. Also, with his face as red as it is and the snow crusted over his beard and mustache, you can tell just how cold it is. 2nd. Great moment. You can see enough of both faces to convey the pure joy. Great bokeh as well. It just feels a little overexposed, but could easily be adjusted. 3rd. Love the framing, love that you can see so many hands and two crucial facial expressions. It also creates a sense of community, with older players playfully supporting and encouraging their younger counterparts.
Judges: David Andrews/University of Maryland, Eric Wheatley/University of Maryland