Steph ChambersPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sarah PhippsThe Oklahoman
Katharine LotzeThe Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Overall, a strong category. Lots of the usual jubilation photos, but a few surprises as well. Would like to see a few more “surprises” in general. As with some other categories, some photos would have benefited from more thoughtful cropping.1st Wonderful emotions. Not a dead face in the lot. And the guy in the middle – is priceless! 2nd Oft photographed, but done in a clear, clean way that benefited from a natural graphic appeal. The faces are all great and emotion filled. 3rd – Again, a great collection of faces, shot in a classic way. A staple, but every single face tells the story.
Judges: William Snyder/RIT, Karen Cetinkaya/RIT