Mark ZaleskiFor The Tennessean
Calvin MattheisKnoxville News Sentinel
Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Judges were impressed with the depth of emotion and news value in this category. But there were many images that should have been entered in different categories. First -- Heart-wrenching emotion made this frame an automatic first place for the judges. Second--The subtley of this moment resonated with judges. Third--Showing the volume of the teachers involved in the protest makes this work.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent, Bradley E. Clift/Independent, Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant