G.J. McCarthyThe Dallas Morning News
Michael CiagloHouston Chronicle
Jon ShapleyHouston Chronicle
Our first place selection had the clearest news value. It does a lot in one picture: shows the scope of the aftermath and a solemn look on the subject's face. Second place was a nice moment and had a good news value. We liked the moment in third place, but felt the news value of first and second outweighed them.
Judges: James Brosher/Freelance, Chris Howell/Bloomington Herald-Times