Matthew HintonThe New Orleans Advocate
Jay JannerAustin American-Statesman
Ronald W. ErdrichAbilene Reporter-News
This category featured a lot of great color and cleanly shot compositions, but also a lot of ultra-wide angle photos. Several shots could have been more cleanly executed at 35 mm instead of 16 or 17 mm. Third place had the best pure moment, but we wanted to see a better crop to eliminate some distracting elements in the background. Second place grew on us as we looked through the category's entries. We were struck by the expressions on the kids faces, but wish the bottom of frame was cleaner. Our first place selection was clean and featured a great use of light.
Judges: James Brosher/Freelance, Chris Howell/Bloomington Herald-Times