Sam OwensEvansville Courier & Press
Alex SlitzLexington Herald-Leader
Mark ZaleskiFor The Tennessean
First-the package is news value and tells the most complete story of those entered. The news value brought this story up to first place. Second-Thoughtfully shot and edited. Third-While the story had good emotion and was an interesting feature the presence of redundant images dragged it down.
Judges: Caroline E. Couig/Independent, Bradley E. Clift/Independent, Patrick Raycraft/Hartford Courant