Northwest Region – January 2016 – Spot News

Judges Comments

A stronger category. First place had a dramatic, eerie feel with a good crop. We liked that second was loose but perhaps a little bit of a tighter crop would have helped show the desperate, scared look of a man who knows he's going to jail. On third, we went back and fourth about the backside of the paramedic being prominent in the frame. We decide the picture had a lot going for it anyway. Hm is nice because its hard to get to a fire in time to see that much flame

Judges: Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register, Michael Goulding/The Orange County Register