For spot news, we are looking for something that goes beyond a scene setting image. Moments, activity, storytelling information, etc. The first place image rose to the top immediately due to this even though we debated if it was truly spot news. Second place was nice with the motion blurred train in the back. Third place was a nice attempt by the photographer, but we felt it could have been executed much better.
Judges: Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) , Courtney Pedroza / The Tennessean (Nashville, Tenn.) , Henry Taylor / The Leaf-Chronicle (Clarksville, Tenn.)