Kent PorterSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Ken SteinhardtThe Orange County Register
Katharine LotzeSanta Clarita Valley Signal
Judges: Leila Navidi/Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune,, Aaron Lavinsky/Minneapolis Star Tribune
Another strong category. The first photo was outstanding and stands out because the photographer got close to capture the intensity of the moment. Great caption on that one too! By far, the winner. Other photos that placed were strong and well composed, storytelling images of peak moments. Another strong category as a whole.