Ed MurrayNJ Advance Media
Steve RussellToronto Star
The first place photo really jumped out to us and was a clear winner. Incredible emotion in this photo. The rest of the photos in this category felt a bit weak in comparison to the first place image. Second place captured a great reaction and the photographer really went all out by getting in the freezing water too. Third place is an interesting frame from an assignment where making a good photo could be difficult (potholes).
Judges: Tyler Sizemore/Hearst CT Media, Amanda August/The Daily Item, Chloe Elmer/Bucks County Courier Times